Posted by Huwbot,
©1985 LEGO Group
Today's random set is 7817 Crane Wagon, released in 1985. It's one of 6 Trains sets produced that year. It contains 147 pieces and 1 minifig, and its retail price was US$25.5.
It's owned by 599 Brickset members. If you want to add it to your collection you might find it for sale at BrickLink or eBay.