Detroit, Toledo and Ironton Burro Crane 15027

Built by the Burro Crane Company in the 1940’s for the Detroit, Toledo and Ironton Railway, these were designed for light lifting duties and hauling a single car of rail, ties, and spikes for track repairs.  When the DT&I was purchased by the Grand Trunk Corporation, this crane was transferred and then donated to the Michigan State Trust for Railway Preservation in the 1990’s. It’s used for light lifting jobs at the Steam Railroading Institute.