Crane Car

Auto Carrier with Autos
Circus Trains
Crane Car
Gondola w/Removable Containers
Lighted Caboose
Searchlight Car
Track Cleaning Car

Baltimore & Ohio

New York Central

The availability of Life-Like's Crane Car dates back to the introduction of the HO-scale model train line in 1970.  The original Life-Like catalog includes the Crane Car decorated for New York Central and retailing for $3.00 in 1970.  The Crane Car is also prominantely featured in Life-Like's Big Hook Crane and Circus Train Set from the line's start up.
Below is the image found for the Crane Car in Life-Like's 1970 catalog...