Locust Valley


Locust Valley mural in Penn Station 1992

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1878 Photo: George Brainerd

LOCUST STATION

Opened: 4/19/1869   2nd Depot opened: 11/1872 Remodeled: 1885, moved to private location: c.1906
3rd Depot opened: 12/1906. Agency closed: ?

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Locust Valley Station view W 04/28/12 
Photo:
Andrew Ciavarella
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Locust Valley Station MP29 view E 10/1963
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Locust Tower view W c. late 1940's 
(Fred Weber-Dave Morrison)
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Locust Valley Station relocated as a 
residence after 1906 Photo: Robert Huron 2014
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Locust Valley Station view E at MP 29 
c. late 1940s
(Fred Weber-Dave Morrison)
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Locust Valley Signal Tower renovated - Matinecock Neighborhood Association 8/8/06
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View E towards Locust Tower c. late 1940s 
(Fred Weber-Dave Morrison)
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Locust Valley Station platform view E c. late 1940s
(Fred Weber-Dave Morrison)
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Locust Valley MP29 Map: Robert Emery
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This a composite of Robert Emery's MP28-29 and MP29-30 maps. 06/1958  
Created: Steven Lynch
LOCUST TOWER
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LOCUST tower view NE 4/1963
Photo: Richard Makse
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F-7A # 221 Oyster Bay Push-Pull train east 
of LOCUST tower view E 1984 
Archive: Dave Keller

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H6sb #311 Freight passing 
LOCUST tower 1943  Photo: James Boerckel,
block operator 

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Locust Valley view E Artist: Steven Cryan

The painting, by Steven Cryan, of H6sb #311 and freight passing LOCUST tower was painted from an actual photo of that view (c. late 1930's). Notice the order board signal flag hanging outside the upstairs window and the block operator handing up orders to the engineer.  The side of the flag facing the camera has a stripe painted on it and is a different color from the other side, indicating to oncoming trains that the order isn't for them but for trains in the opposite direction. 

The color of the back of the order board is, actually, BLACK with a white stripe to show oncoming trains that this specific order is NOT for them. The side facing the engineer who is supposed to receive the order is yellow. . . . no stripe. 

The order board for the proper engineer's side was yellow.  At night a lantern with a yellow globe was hung on the proper side. 

Check out the block operator handing up orders to the engineer.  He's wearing a suit and fedora! Research: Dave Keller 

"LOCUST" TOWER BUILT: 1912 ON N. SIDE OF TRACKS AT EAST END OF STATION PLATFORM. FORMERLY “OY”. 

RENAMED: 4/30/37 8 LEVER STD. SIGNAL CO. STYLE A MECHANICAL MACHINE.
REPLACED WITH US&S 3 LEVER STYLE B-30 CONTROL PANEL: 11/11/65.

RELOCATED: 11/17/75 FROM TOWER TO HUT AND TOWER ABANDONED.

IN USE AS NASSAU COUNTY POLICE PRECINCT ANNEX. EXTERIOR COMPLETELY
RESTORED TO ORIGINAL CONDITION FOR USE BY NASSAU COUNTY POLICE
AND DEDICATED AT CEREMONY: 8/8/2006
Research: Dave Keller

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LOCUST tower view SE 1966
Dave Keller photo and archive
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LOCUST tower view NE  02/1988 Photo: John Fusto

 

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LOCUST tower view NE  9/05/1998
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LOCUST tower view E 2005
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LOCUST tower view NW 4/28/2012
Photo: Andrew Ciavarella

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LOCUST tower view E 4/28/2012
 Photo: Andrew Ciavarella

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LOCUST tower and 8 light position signal view E 4/28/2012 Photo: Andrew Ciavarella
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Tower dwarf and 8 light position signal view SE 4/28/2012 Photo: Andrew Ciavarella
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Shelter view E 4/28/2012 Photo: Andrew Ciavarella
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Nassau Suffolk Lumber spur view E 4/28/2012 Photo: Andrew Ciavarella
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Town Cocks Lane, Locust Valley view S 6/07/14 Photo: Derek Stadler