Dedication sign at entrance to
OB dock crane
Mill Creek Bridge - west of town view SE 05/05/12 Photo: Andy Ciavarella
Railroad sign advising
long trailer load warning
Engine #35 on the Move
Jakobson's Marine 1/4 Turntable
Oyster Bay Turntable Alco C420
#211 04-02-1965 Photos: Pat Scopelliti
1/17/2004 - new information about the Oyster Bay station contributed by
Gary Farkash (past president of the Friends of Locomotive 35)
The Oyster Bay
Station is actually the original 1889 structure. Dave Morrison and I
found this information in the 1889 LIRR Annual Report. We also found a
drawing of the station in a book printed for the LIRR back in the late
In 1902 the
original structure was remodeled by the addition of the bathroom section
as well as a brick fireplace on the same end.
chestnut was painted over in a sea foam green color and the roof
Also, all the
gingerbread trim was removed as was the Porte cocher. The prominent bay
window on the street side was added as well.
The Operator’s Bay
on the track side is original to the structure. The original structure
bears remarkable similarities to the Newtown Depot (East Elmhurst) which
was built the same year.
Compare photos form
Ron Ziel’s Stations book and you can clearly see this. We will be doing
more research at the NY Public Library on this and on the architect.
H16-44 No.1508 1956
LIRR donates historic train station to town
BY BILL BLEYER
Long Island Rail Road president James Dermody Friday donated the 1889
Oyster Bay station to the town as part of the process of creating a
railroad museum by 2008.
As the Oyster Bay Railroad Museum, the depot -- owned by the LIRR since
it was built -- will be restored to the way it looked in 1902 when it
was renovated when local resident Theodore Roosevelt was president. The
Town of Oyster Bay now owns the building and immediate surroundings, but
it will be managed by the restoration committee of the Oyster Bay
David Morrison of Plainview, the committee chairman, said white paint
was stripped from the exterior bricks, wood trim was restored and
painted the original Essex green, and copper leaders and gutters
installed. Inside, they removed the partitions and second floor that
were added in later years.
"We want to restore it to the beautiful cathedral ceiling appearance it
once had," Morrison said. The museum will encompass the depot, the
turntable that reversed steam locomotives and Locomotive No. 35, the
LIRR steam engine that is slowly being restored by the same volunteers
who have been working on the station.
Copyright (c) 2005, Newsday, Inc.
FA-2 #600, #601, #609 06/10/78
LIRR #50 c.1954 Photo: James J. Kelly
Oyster Bay Schedule 09-17-39
G5s Oyster Bay LIRR
#46 #34 #35 #23
1947 Photo: Ed Wittekind
The old brick
building is the old freight house at Oyster Bay in 1964. Info: Dave
Summer of 1972 Photo: Richard Glueck
Oyster Bay Station
view W 1965
Archive: Dave Keller
Yard Crew Shanty 1965
Archive: Dave Keller
in 1941 would have been either brick or wood. Not cement block.
however, is a newer structure, possibly 1950s-style architecture,
replacing the 1941 structure indicated on Emery’s map.
location is most definitely the same.
1958 Map note #9
is former water tower.
Note the old,
yellowed concrete slab to the left of the 1965 bunkhouse shot?
That is probably a remnant of the concrete foundation for the water
Research: Dave Keller
R. Emery Oyster Bay Yard
#9 Water Tower 1941-1956
#10 Bunk House New 1941
#11 Pump House 1941-1956
LIRR #225 and trio
FA units Oyster Bay 11/1976 Photo: Tim Darnell
FA-2 #602 and FA-1 #610 03-01-81
Photo: Tim Darnell
The turntable restoration now at the Oyster Bay Railroad Museum’s
yard. 07/27/2008 Photo: JJ Earl
LIRR #260 view SW Teddy
Roosevelt Park 11/16/99
Photo: William Skeats