© 2011 Twin Forks Chapter National Railway Historical Society, Inc. All rights reserved.

The Twin Forks Chapter is pleased to have been part of the LIRR 175th Anniversary celebrations during 2009. The Chapter and its members have restored former LIRR caboose #60 to as delivered appearance. This is part of the Chapters participation in the celebration and festivities around this event.

The Twin Forks Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society was formed in 1996. Our mission is to preserve, promote and educate individuals on the past, present and future events of railroading, especially as it pertains to Long Island, N.Y.

We meet this mission in many ways. Some of the more prevalent means of doing this are:

Preserving & restoring railroad artifacts and equipment

Hosting tours of railroad related facilities

Publishing a membership newsletter

Attending railroad related shows and events

Holding informative & educational membership meetings

Our membership consists of over 50 individuals from many different age groups and states.

We meet every other month (note our coming events page for dates and times) and we publish an informative and content rich bi-monthly newsletter called The Railway Post Office.

Some of our chapter sponsored trips have been to the Wilmington and Western RR in Wilmington, Delaware, The Delaware & Ulster Railroad in upstate New York, Steamtown in Scranton, PA and most recently a tour of the New York & Atlantic Ry. Freshpond yard and the Brooklyn waterfront. All the trips are open to both chapter and NON-chapter members.

We also own six pieces of railway equipment which we are working to preserve and restore. Be sure to check out the equipment page for photos and further descriptions. In addition, the chapter also works to assist other organizations on the restoration of their equipment. Take a look at our projects page
to learn more!

We also can be found at lots of area shows and events. For a list of where we'll be, go to our Coming Events page.

The Twin Forks Chapter invites you to join us. You do not need any special skills to work on the equipment, the trips are exciting and educational, the newsletter keeps the membership abreast of chapter and railroad happenings, and most importantly the membership dues are minimal. There’s no time like the present to preserve our past for future generations to enjoy.

Join up today and help to preserve railroad history on Long Island! For information on membership please contact the chapter at TwinForksNRHS@aol.com.


P74B Car

LIRR Signal System

LIRR 175th Anniversary

Restoration of Caboose C-60

Twin Forks Celebrates our 15th year in the NRHS

Staten Island Railway

Our Equipment


Chapter Activities



Coming Events


Railroads on LI

LIRR C-420

Twin Forks hosts the 2003 Fall BOD Meeting


Work Sessions



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Welcome to the Twin Forks Chapter – NRHS Web Site

We invite you to browse our site and learn what the Twin Forks Chapter is all about.

Take a journey through our many pages located on the right, and you will see the many things that the Twin Forks Chapter does throughout the year.

Granted a Charter by the National Railway Historical Society in 1996, we have grown and we are now a nationally recognized Chapter of the NRHS.

Our Web Site continues to change and grow with new pages and information being added all the time.

We also have a Face Book page and a You Tube page, which we are also adding new features to all the time as well..

So sit back, browse our site and enjoy!

You can join us by becoming a member, just visit our membership page and download a membership application.

We are glad you stopped by our Web Site, your always welcomed at the

Twin Forks Chapter- NRHS!


Two Exclusive Limited Run O-Scale Jordan Spreaders now available

only by The Twin Forks Chapter-NRHS

Limited Quantities are Available!


The Twin Forks Chapter -NRHS is pleased to present two Historically accurate versions of the LIRR Jordan Spreader.


One version is the all black version, which is as the as-delivered version when it was delivered to the LIRR in the 1940's and is numbered #497499


The other Version is the Gray and Orange Version which is accurate to when the Twin Forks Chapter acquired the Jordan Spreader from the LIRR in 2003, and is numbered W-93


These Jordan Spreaders are made exclusively for the Twin Forks Chapter-NRHS and are only available through the Twin Forks Chapter.


These high quality collector  Jordan Spreaders are made by MTH using their Premier quality division.


Each Jordan Spreader features


     Intricately detailed ABS Body

Metal Wheels and Axles

  Operating Interior Lighting

Die-Cast  4-wheel trucks

     Operating Die-cast Couplers

Decorative Brake Wheels

 Separate Metal Handrails

Fast-Angle Wheel sets

Operating Head Light

Moveable plow wings

1:48 Scale Dimensions

Needle Point Axles

        Operates on O-31 Curves.

Packaging Will be Premier Purple with Twin Forks-NRHS on the end of box labels


Each Jordan Spreader 497499 and W-93 are just

 $69.95 each.

Please add $10 S&H

New York Residents must add 8.625% sales tax.

 Delivery is expected late 2014 or early 2015

Click Here to Download an Order Form

© 2015 Twin Forks Chapter National Railway Historical Society, Inc. All rights reserved.

What’s New At the Twin Forks Chapter?

Check out the following pages to find out!

The 2014 Restoration Season is in Progress. We will be working on our equipment collection through the fall of 2014.

If you would like to join us, please visit our "Work Sessions" Page, or follow the progress on our Facebook site.

For more info, please contact the Chapter at twinforksnrhs@gmail.com

Below are some updated web site pages that show you what we have done over the past few months.

Please visit our updated  “Our Equipment” page.

Find out about all the equipment the Twin Forks Chapter owns

Please visit our “Work Sessions” page.

Find out about the work we have completed on ex LIRR #7526.

Please visit our Facebook page and our YouTube page.


Please see our Coming Events Page for more Twin Forks Chapter- News