Mattituck    

 

1ST DEPOT APPEARS ON TIMETABLE OF 6/14/1845.
2ND DEPOT BUILT: 1878, REMODELED: 1944, AGENCY CLOSED: 1/59, 
RAZED: 7/67. REPLACED WITH METAL SHELTER SHED.
3RD DEPOT WITH HI-LEVEL PLATFORMS BUILT: 2000-01

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Emery Mattituck MP82-83 Date: 10/1957 Archive: Dave Keller

 

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Water Tower and Station Mattituck-c.1905
Archive: Dave Keller

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Water Tower Mattituck-c.1905
Archive: Dave Keller

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Mattituck Station Agent, Charles Gildersleeve, retires 12/01/1922
Archive: Dave Morrison
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Mattituck view E postmarked: Mattituck Oct 4, 1909
Archive: Dave Morrison
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Mattituck view W colorized photo post card
Archive: Dave Morrison
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Mattituck view SE colorized photo post card
Archive: Dave Morrison

"K" BLOCK SIGNAL: MATTITUCK 1878 BOOK OF RULES AND 1903 CR4) (IN TICKET OFFICE. 2-LEVER GRS WALL TYPE MECHANICAL MACHINE IN SVC: ? UNATTENDED BLOCK STA TION SIGNAL IN SVC: 5/23/28.  PERMISSIVE BLOCK ASPECT ADDED TO BLOCK SIGNALS: 6/25/28. BLOCK OFFICE IN STATION OUT OF SERVICE: 9/2/58. BLOCK LIMIT STATION SIGNALS IN SVC: 9/2/58

ETT effective 11/3/1910, Mattituck is listed in the "Special Instructions" as a Train Order Office, with hours of 6:30 am to 7:40 pm.  It is NOT classed as a day and night office.  It's also NOT on the list of "Signal Stations."
ETT effective 5/25/13, Mattituck is listed the same as in 1910 only the hours have been revised to read 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.
ETT effective 6/16/29, Mattituck is listed as a "Block Station" meaning it's not only a train order office but the operator is now handling the block for reasons of train meets, etc. Archive/Research: Dave Keller

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Mattituck Station c.1885 (Brainerd - LIRR Railroader)  mag 7/1959 
Archive: Dave Morrison

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Mattituck Station View NE c.1905
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Mattituck Station valuation photo "K" Block Signal c.1921 
Archive: Art Huneke
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Mattituck Station and  "K" Block Limit Signal - Railfan Extra View E 6/05/1955 Archive: Dave Keller
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Mattituck Station and 
K semaphore block signal and block limit signal  

1958 photo:  This is the same Mattituck depot building as shown in the early view above and reflects the severe remodeling of 1944 to which several eastern LI depots were subjected.  K block signal with semaphore arms appears out front of the structure with the block limit signal affixed lower down on the signal mast.  This view is looking southwest and shows the express house at the far right and the large, old school building in the background behind the depot area.   Photo by LIRR trainman Irving Solomon for the Public Service Commission,  Dave Keller archive

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Mattituck "K" Block Limit Signal c.1955 Archive: Art Huneke

 

 

 

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Mattituck Station and  "K" Block Limit 
Signal 1966

1966 photo:  This view almost duplicates the above shot, only closer.  By the time this photo was taken, the signal mast had been severely truncated and only the K block limit signal remains.  The large, old school building is gone and at the far right can be seen the depots replacement metal shelter shed which became an ubiquitous sight for many years.  A year later, the old wooden structure was razed.  Dave Keller photo and archive

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Mattituck LIRR 1966 map - Page 75

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Mattituck LIRR 1986 map - Page 60

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LIRR  #224 Fan trip at Mattituck MP81  5/17/1970 
Photo/Archive: Joe Testagrose

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LIRR Special Services Attendant Richard F. Makse photographed westbound Greenport train #205, the "Shelter Island Express," as it boarded passengers at the Mattituck station on August 10, 1970.The early morning lighting highlights the "K" block limit signal as well as the sheet metal shelter-shed that replaced the old 1878 wooden depot three years earlier. The former New Haven RR parlor car "Rocky Neck Beach" at the rear of the train had joined the LIRR's "lightweight" parlor fleet a year previous, and would later be renamed "Speonk."  
Archive/Info: Dave Keller


Left: This is the newer, relocated K block limit signal which has been moved further east of the original location as indicated in the older photos above. It remains on the south side of the tracks.  This view is looking east.  7/2001  Photo/Archive: Dave Keller

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Mattituck  9/10/2008
Photo: Mike McDermet

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Truck Scale Mattituck 9/10/2008
Photo: Mike McDermet

 

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Mattituck view E  9/10/2008
Photo: Mike McDermet


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ex-Produce Storage 9/10/2008 
Currently "Inland Homes"
The photo is NW corner Westphalia Ave
Photo: Mike McDermet

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Produce Storage 9/10/2008  between Westphalia and Love Lane 
Photo: Mike McDermet

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Mattituck -  Bing maps Aerial 2017

LEGEND

1.   American Agricultural Chemical Co. 1913-1919? -  Old Factory Siding 378' (approx eight 40' freight cars) Note: Coal pocket remains from ex-coal trestle
2.   ex-Hudson Canning Co., ex-Nathan S. Tuthill Fertilizer Plant, Long Island Potato (L.I.P.) potato house
3.   ex-J.H. Rambo, ex-Hallock Young & Co., A&P National Produce Division, Schulman
4.   ex-George L. Penny Lumber Yard, Marjam Building Supplies  Note: recently moved from Mattituck to the location  that was Riverhead Building Supply, on Mill Road in Riverhead with rail service.
5.   ex-Henry P. Tuthill, Sidney P. Tuthill
6.   Potato House
7.   Mattituck Station
8.   Potato House
9.   Northeastern Equipment
10. ex-C.H. Wickham, F.H. Vahlsing Potato House
11. C.H. Wickham  Coal pocket and Yard - Siding for 6 cars
Note: Coal pocket remains from ex-coal trestle.

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Milepost 82 - View NE from Factory Ave 
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Old Sound Ave  View NE
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Ex- A&P National Produce Division, Schulman 
View SW from Sound Ave
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Ex-George L. Penny Lumber Yard  View N
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Ex-George L. Penny Lumber Yard -  Zoom View N showing 
faded company name on the siding
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Westphalia Ave - View SW - ex- Sidney P. Tuthill at left,
 North side siding
at right
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Station platform - View SW toward Westphalia Ave
and ex-potato -house
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Ex-potato-house - View W at Westphalia Ave
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Mattituck Station - View NE from Westphalia Ave.
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Mattituck Station Sign  View NW
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Mattituck Station  - View E
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Derail ex-passing siding - Ex-potato house View W
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Ex-potato house - View N
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View NE from Mattituck Station platform toward Love Lane
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Love Lane 17 car capacity ex-team-track  View SW
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Love Lane - View NE
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Northeastern Equipment  View NE
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Wickham Ave View W 5/23/2017

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ex-C.H. Wickham, F.H. Vahlsing Potato House View E from 
Wickham Ave
. 5/23/2017

Photos taken 5/08/2017 and 5/23/2017 in section above: Courtesy of Steve Rothaug

Lightweight Parlor #2066 "MATTITUCK" - Storage Yard Richmond Hill 11/03/1973 Archive: Dave Keller