Twin Forks Chapter NRHS
Preserving Railroad History Since 1996.
4590 Lit up for first time in Riverhead Yard
Current Interior Arrangement
4590 While in service on the B&M
Boston & Maine No. 4590
Long Island Rail Road No. 7526
4590 entered service for the Boston and Maine railroad as in March of 1935. In October 1958, 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 4590 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, the car 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, 4590 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.
4590 will be restored to the B&M "Minute Man Red" livery.