Twin Forks Chapter NRHS
Preserving Railroad History Since 1996.
Here are C-63 and C-64 before they were repainted
Here are C-63 and C-64 as they look fresh after painting before receiving their lettering. To see all of the work we have done to C-63 and C-64, click here.
Who doesn't like night shots? night photography session with the two cabooses. To see all of the work we have done to C-63 and C-64, click here.
The day finally came to put the lettering on C-63 and C-64. A few volunteers went out and got it done! To see all of the work we have done to C-63 and C-64, click here.
We applied a "We serve with Pride" logo on C-64 because we thought it really fit with the Yellow and Blue. The saying around Twin Forks is that we "Preserve with Pride." To see all of the work we have done to C-63 and C-64, click here.
After Lettering and Numbering was applied, we can finally say that both our former Long Island cabooses finally have their respective identities back. To see all of the work we have done to C-63 and C-64, click here.
The B&M car having its brakes tested for the first time since at least 2006. No holes in the system!
The first cuts being made to 4590. You can see the trap steps literally hanging off the car. This work was started and able to happen because of a Grant from the National NRHS and donations of steel from Tibbens Steel in Calverton!
You can see how bad the rot was, particularly under the Women's bathroom. To check out more of the work we have done on 4590, click here.
The first coat of "Safety Red" has been applied to 13388. The closest shad of red to MPs caboose red is known today as "Safety Red."
Here are 13388 and 13456 after receiving a coat of paint. We think they look much better now then they did. We left that unpainted patch on 13456 and so that we can measure the size of the logo outline that is still visible.
Ever seen a caboose underbody? It sure was a surreal sight seeing the three cars being moved! In this photograph, 13456 is being moved over to be placed on the dolly. To learn about the full story of how we moved these three railroad cars click here.
13388 being put back onto its trucks in Riverhead yard. To learn about the full story of how we moved these three railroad cars click here.
Finally the boxcar was moved. To learn about the full story of how we moved these three railroad cars click here.
Our collection is now in one place(except C-60). On the left is MP 13456 and on the right is B&M 4590. To learn more about 13456 click here and to learn more bout 4590, click here.
In April of 2022, The Oyster Bay Railroad Museum called for an "All hands on deck" work session. It was time for them to start laying track! Several of our volunteers joined in to help! Working hand and hand, Oyster Bay volunteer Ronnie and our Gerard pound down spikes. By the end of the first day, track two would be complete and track one would be set up and ready for spiking.
The very next week, Oyster Bay finished up track one, and a few of our volunteers showed to finish the project. Here Steve is lifting the tie while Joe pounds in the spike. By the end of the day, track one was finally complete.