Great River  

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Great River Station looking SW c.1925 with an eastbound train arriving Archive: East Islip Historical Society
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Emery Map Great River MP44-45 05-58 Archive: Dave Keller
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South Side Rail Road Club House c.1878 View East
Photo:
George Brainard
Archive: East Islip Historical Society

The milepost 45 in the photo was not the LIRR’s but the SSRR’s and, as their mileage was calculated from a different starting point, was off slightly from today’s MP45. 

Closed: 7/17/1884. (Closing date per George L. Weeks, Jr. in his 1965 book: “Isle of Shells”  Research: Dave Keller


Remains of the 1897 depot after the 1943 fire. The volunteer fireman are holding the station sign. Fire at Great River Station 1943 Archive: East Islip Historical Society

Great River Station NE (rear view) towards Connetquot Ave.c.1910
Archive: East Islip Historical Society

Great River Station View SE towards Connetquot Ave. 1966 
Photo/Archive: Dave Keller 
 Replacement installed around 
c. 2000
These images were borrowed from the East Islip Historical Society’s website. They have a number of my archival photos taken by Jules Krzenski posted on the site, however the only one of mine above is the Great River 1966 shot. Dave Keller
Great River, NY on the LIRR Montauk Branch: 

Built: 1897*, Burned: 1943. Agency Closed: ? 
2nd Depot Built?, Razed: c.2000
3rd Depot with Hi-Level Platforms built c.2000 

* Prior to that, the South Side Sportsmen’s Club, which was located north of the present-day Sunrise Highway, was serviced by the South Side Rail Road’s Club House depot which was located at the Bayard-Cutting estate, between present-day mileposts 45 and 46. 

The photo above is of the Club House depot looking east around 1878. The milepost 45 in the photo was not the LIRR’s but the SSRR’s and, as their mileage was calculated from a different starting point, was off slightly from today’s MP45.
Research: Dave Keller