13388 was built in 1948 and 13456 was built in 1949 at Missouri Pacific's Sedalia Shops.The two cabooses were built using old Boxcar frames and trucks. Both cabooses were sold to National Tubs Works in Mckeesport , PA  and were painted dark red. When National Tub Works was liquidating assets, Fred Cowan contacted them and inquired about the two cabooses. They were given to Mr.Cowan for the price of shipping them to Riverhead, NY. They arrived on his property in the late 1980's and were to be used as showcases for Cowans pipe fitting products. He renumbered 13388 as 6522 after his wifes birthday and 13456 became 52346 after his sons birthday. Contrary to popular belief, the interlaced "FC" logo does not stand for the Fulton County Railroad, it is actually Fred Cowans initials. The show-car idea did not pan out, and the two cabooses were used for storage instead. In October of 2018, the land was sold to Fisher industries along with 13388 and 13456. They were donated to Twin Forks in July of 2019. The plan is to refurbish them to operational status. They need work, but the work can be done

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We are open most Saturdays from 11am-5pm. Contact us for more information.
Location

Our railroad equipment is located in Riverhead, NY, in the yard behind the train station.

 

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