Hicksville
 

 


Station 1910  view NE from south side platform

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Beers Map 1873 Archive: Dave Morrison
The LIRR reached Hicksville in 1837, as a single track railroad.  The railroad extended eastward, finally reaching Greenport in 1844.

The railroad was not double-tracked to Hicksville until the 1890s. Two items to illustrate as follows: The Beers Atlas map of 
1873 (left) shows  the LIRR as single track to Hicksville.

The second is a drawing which was copied from the archives of the Emery Collection, at the Special Collections Department of Stony Brook University.  This drawing shows the railroad was not double-tracked to Hicksville until 1890 - 1891.

1891
 
1912

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MP 25-26 Port Jefferson Branch 
1958 Emery Map


1906

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New Hicksville station with water tower and D16b #223 on siding, with D56 (4-4-0) #? approaching station westbound – 1910 View looking east Archive: Dave Keller


1943

MP 24-25  1958 Emery Map
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MP 25-26 Main Line 1958 Emery Map
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Hicksville Physical Characteristics map 3/83
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Hicksville Gate Tower view W as seen on Emery 1912 map (see above)
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Hicksville Station c. 1905 View E

Water plug, express house, and station
7/31/1937  Archive: Dave Keller

K2s 1458 at Divide 1940
Archive: Dave Keller

H16-44 1954
Archive: Dave Keller

H10s #117 taking water 7-25-52
 Archive: Dave Keller
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LIRR #111 H10s on track L45 at Hicksville Freight House west of Hicksville station view E 10/1954 Photo: Art Huneke

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LIRR #39 at Hicksville Station 10/16/1955 
End of Steam Run

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LIRR #2401 westbound at Hicksville 1955
Archive: Kevin Galau

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PRR H10s #108 taking water Hicksville 1954 
Photo/archive: Art Huneke

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LIRR #35 G5s Train #625 westbound Broadway, Hicksville c.1953 Photo: Art Huneke

Mid-morning.... The Tager Auto Parts Store has signage in the windows indicating TOYS and TRAINS which, like hardware stores, etc. had them seasonally to sell for the Christmas Season. The women has winter clothing and the trees appear bare. It's winter Nov-Dec.

 

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FM H16-44 #1507 in charcoal gray pulling Tichy-schemed cars eastbound and catching orders at “DIVIDE” – 1955 
Norman Kohl photo, Dave Keller archive

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Cannonball 9/1962 south of E. Cherry St., Hicksville looking NW. The siding is for Troiano Wholesale Distributors at MP 25.25 on Main line just south of Divide.  Archive: Kevin Galau

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LIRR  #108  Eastbound freight at East Nicholai Street, Hicksville View N Archive: Dave Morrison
(See: Emery Map MP 25-26 1958 above)

Note: It is L-62 (Greenport Freight) as the engine #108 was usually assigned to this run. Info: Gene Collora
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Hicksville Hagstrom map 1939

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Hicksville Hagstrom map - 1960 Pre-grade Elimination Project

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Hicksville Hagstrom map - 1960's Post-grade Elimination Project with E. Cherry St. severed
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Hicksville Elevation Project view E at 
Jerusalem Ave. Rd. Photo: Ed Bady

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Hicksville west of station view E 1/1967 
Photo: William J. Brennan

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LIRR system road chart Hicksville 3/1982 
Archive: Dave Keller

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G.O. 1113 LIRR Hicksville Elevated Station Interlocking Diagram 09/19/64 Archive: Dave Keller

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Hicksville Station Demolition 11/1962
Courtesy: Dave Morrison
Archive: Dave Keller
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Hicksville Station Demolition Map
Courtesy: Dave Morrison  Archive: Dave Keller

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New elevated Hicksville Station opening 9/12/64
LIRR Archives

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Hicksville Station Demolition Map Back Courtesy: Dave Morrison Archive: Dave Keller
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DIVIDE Tower - Hicksville view SE 1962

Controlling the junction of the Main Line and the Port Jefferson branch since opening day of May 27, 1909, the original structure known as "DIVIDE" tower is soon to be a memory.  With the telegraphic call letters of "HX" when opened, it was renamed "HN" on 11/23/28 when the Pennsylvania Railroad, the parent company of the LIRR, decided that no block offices were to have the letter "X" in their calls.  In April, 1939, the tower was renamed "DIVIDE" and has remained so-named ever since.  This 1962 view looking SW shows the tower from the Port Jefferson branch side.  The Main Line side is beyond the tower and you can catch a glimpse of the old-style PRR keystone whistle post along the Main Line tracks to the far right of this image.  At the rear of the tower is some rubble, indicating that the grade crossing elimination that will change the face of the town has already begun.  In the left background can be seen the old two story section house and section chief's office and parked on its west side is an old LIRR maintenance truck.  The new "DIVIDE" tower will be built directly in front of this old tower and when the elevated tracks are functional and the new tower placed into service, the old wooden landmark will be demolished into yet another pile of historic rubble.  (Dave Keller archive and data)

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LI Railroader V8N18 08/29/1963 page 4 Divide Tower
Archive: Al Castelli

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LI Railroader V8N8 04/11/1963 page 1 new Divide Tower construction Archive: Al Castelli


Divide Tower 1967 Photo: Dave Keller

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Hicksville view W from Divide Tower 9/1979 Newsday photo: Naomi Lasdon

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LI Railroader V1N16 08/02/1956 page 1 
Divide Tower garden Archive: Al Castelli

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LIRR map 1966

 

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Hicksville - Divide Tower view W 2/20/1978 
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LIRR #201 C420 at Hicksville Friday 10:03am Eastbound 12/27/1963 "Dashing Dan" yet to be applied.
Photo: Art Single
 Elimination Project in background. As C420 units 200-207 were built 12/63-02/64 this photo of LIRR  #201 is just after delivery

Alco C420 #219 c.1964+
Photo: Steve Hoskins
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LIRR MP15ac #153 2/9/1986 in Hicksville Yard. Looking north to West John St, #153 is on the eastern most track and the freight cars are on the center track of the three tracks. 
Info and Photo: Al Castelli 
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LIRR C420 #222, MP15ac #159 7/5/1985 in Hicksville Yard. Looking south, the two diesels are on the eastern most track with West John St behind the photographer and the other 2 tracks and freight house to the right. Info and Photo: Al Castelli 
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LIRR C420 #223 1/18/1986 in Hicksville Yard. Looking north, the Alco is leading MP15ac #153 and their string of freight cars with hack C-50 bringing up the rear. Behind the photographer is the mainline. Info and Photo: Al Castelli 
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LIRR C420 #222 and hack C-50 10/12/1985 at Hicksville Yard. The freight house is at the left and MP15ac #157 is coupled behind the Alco. In the background is one of the LIRR's jet powered snow melters #TC990. Info and Photo: Al Castelli 

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NYA GP38-2 #261 westbound arriving from the Port Jefferson Branch with a freight drag having just past Divide Tower 07/30/09 

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Hicksville temporary station 07/19/1964 Photo/Archive: Dave Keller
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NYA RR W. John Street Yard 10/28/2010 Photo: Al Castelli
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Valentine Hicks, 2nd President LIRR
"Welcome to Hicksville"