LI-W85/BM4590 Lit up for first time
Current Interior Arrangement
LI-W85/ BM4590 While in service on the B&M
Boston & Maine No. 4590
Long Island Rail Road No. 7526
LIRR W-85 entered service for the Boston and Maine railroad as their No. 4590 in March of 1935. In October 1958, B&M No.4590 was sold to the Long Island railroad, renumbered to their No. 7526 and rebuilt into a typical Long Island commuter car with walkover seats and Black and White tiling, with green tinted plexiglass glazing. In the late 1970's it was retired from commuter service and converted to a Sandite car and renumbered W-85. After it was finished being used in Sandite service in the late 1990s, it sat in storage for several years. It was finally donated to The Railroad Museum of Long Island on March 3rd, 2008. Since the railroad museum had no use for it, W-85 was donated to Twin Forks where It is currently used for storage. Thanks to a grant from the National Railway Historical Society, work has begun on stabilizing the car.
This car will be restored to the B&M "minute man red" livery.
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