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          Nos. 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.

This car will be restored to the B&M "minute man red" livery.


Our Collection:

LIRR Caboose C-60

LIRR Caboose C-63

LIRR Caboose C-64

LIRR Jordan Spreader W-93 

MP Caboose 13388

MP Caboose 13456

P&LE Boxcar 35624


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