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New York Central Tugboat 13
  • Builder: John A. Dialogue & Sons
  • Built: 1887

The New York Central Tugboat 13 is a railway tug, built in 1887 in Camden, NJ by John A. Dialogue & Sons. She was undergoing renovation at Garpo Maine in Tottenville, Staten Island, NY. She was built for the NYCR to push car floats, carrying cars and other freight across the New York Harbour waterways. She had 3 engines: a 232 horsepower steam engine, and in the 1950's 2 general 6-110 diesel engines, they sit back-to-back, and drive a central Falk gearbox, which turns the propeller, and 2 new keel coolers from fernstrum were installed in a recessed hull box to cool them. In 1965, GM Diesel became Detroit Diesel Engine Division. Her hull is riveted and wrought iron based. Top Hat is based on this tug.

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