This boxcar has an interesting heritage. The car was originally built as a 40 ft boxcar for the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie. In the 1960's, it went through a rebuilding program. The P&LE cut it in half and added a 10 ft extension in the center. During rebuild, the inside lining was updated to steel and plywood. It was painted in P&LEs version of "Jade Green" and was renumbered 25624. Shortly after it was rebuilt, 25624 was sent out west to haul grain. In the late 1970’s, congress passed a law that all grain must be shipped in steel center flow hoppers, so the P&LE suddenly had excess boxcars. 25624 was repainted box car red and sold to the Youngstown and Southern. The Youngstown & Southern renumbered it 4236. In 1988, It was sold to Fred Cowan and he used it for storage for his business. The land was sold to Fisher Industries in October of 2018 and the boxcar was donated to Twin Forks in July of 2019.

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Location

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

 

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