LIRR - RIVERHEAD  

 

 


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Riverhead Station Hi-Level platforms - M1 #9548 View W 1/28/2015 Photo: Edward Hand

 

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Riverhead Station and Block Signals out front of the ticket bay, when it was a manned block office. - Train Order signal on mast 1953 Archive: Dave Keller

RIVERHEAD:  1st Depot appears on timetable of 6/14/1845. Moved for use as a railroad bunkhouse: 3/1870
2
nd Depot opened: 3/1870
3
rd Depot opened: 6/2/10. Agency closed: 11/13/72 (per "LIRR Ticket Office Hours" listing). Housed signal maintainers until depot was restored and ownership transferred to the Town of Riverhead: c. 2001 
4
th Depot with hi-level platforms built: 2000-01

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Riverhead Hyde map c..1910 Archive: Steve Rothaug

Railroad Museum LI Trackage, Photos, Info

 

 

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Emery map Riverhead MP73-74 10/1957
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Emery map Riverhead MP72-73 10/1957
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LIRR 1966 Freight Sidings Map - Riverhead
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LIRR maps - Riverhead 1986 Page 58
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Riverhead water tank and crossing shanty view NE 1940
(Fred Weber - Dave Morrison)
 Note:  The water spout at the entrance to the turntable for watering locos in the yard. Info: Dave Keller

Riverhead water tank view NE with the turntable pit and passing siding in the foreground 
1940 (Fred Weber - Dave Morrison)
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LIRR #111 H10s at Riverhead Express House c.1952. The westbound loco shot has the freight house at the left. View E  Archive:  Dave Keller 

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 Riverhead Station LIRR valuation photo rear view N with the freight house visible at the far right.  
10/1917 Archive: Dave Keller

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Crossing Shanty - Freight cars spotted at B. S. Golding's Feed, Osborn Ave., Riverhead View NW 6/1933 Archive: Dave Keller


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Riverhead - Reefer being iced c.1951 Photo: John Krause

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Riverhead Station - RH Block Signals- Freight on siding 
View E  6/1933 Archive: Dave Keller

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Watchman  and crossing shanty  at Osborn Ave., Riverhead 
View S c. 1946 (Weber-Keller
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Riverhead Freight House Covered grain hoppers in yard 
View NE 1936 Archive: Dave Keller

Its 1951 & busy potato & cauliflower business on the north fork near Riverhead needed the LIRR to dispatch a light engine to Greenport & work westbound to pick up the iced loads towards NYC. Notice the ice truck icing down the produce, long before mechanical reefers were used.

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Riverhead view W at Osborne Ave. crossing - B. S. Golding's Feed and 
Lumber Yard siding c.1962 Photo: Brad Phillips


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Riverhead Station - Eastbound "Scoot"  LIRR #461 Train #202  8/27/1973  Archive: Dave Keller

Note: One-car train #202, the Greenport Scoot, that ran between Ronkonkoma and Greenport.  When the daily train ran between Jamaica and Greenport it was train #204.  That train was cancelled and replaced by this shuttle.

 

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Ticket between Riverhead and Calverton 4/07/1961 Archive: Brad Phillips

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Ticket Form 1H-G Riverhead to Penn Sta. US Gov't 8/01/68 Archive: Brad Phillips

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LIRR #210 Train #204 newspaper baggage Riverhead view W 7/01/64 Photos: Brad Phillips

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LIRR #210 Train #204 newspaper baggage westbound approaching Riverhead Station view W 7/01/64

riverheadmappaulstrubeck.gif (10693 bytes)    1.-3. LI Ice Company
    4.-5. LI Coal Association
    6.-7. LI Produce
    8. Suffolk Potato
    9. Jackson


                                    Riverhead LIRR Map: Paul Strubeck  c. 2008


LIRR Siding Map 1966- Raynor Ave to Marcy Ave.

 

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Switch off the siding that enters into Slater's. There is another switch inside the fence, And this spur once served as a LILCO track. 
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 Looking back east you can see the switch leading into Slater"s and the other switch to get to the buildings. The spur looking east once served LI Ice Co. and LI Coal Association 
 

 

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The first unloading door on the spur 
(Spot #1 on Map) 
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Another unloading door (Spot #2 on Map) 
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Crumbling smoke stack by the 1st building
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A more modern unloading door 
(Spot #3 on Map) 
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Wooden unloading door (Spot #4 on Map) 
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The last unloadng door of the spur
(Spot #5 on Map)
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Track Bumper, Just before Marcy Avenue (Spot #5 on Map)
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LI Potato Building, No more track 
but the ROW is visible. (Spot #6-7 on map)
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LI Potato 1st Unloading door 
(Spot #6 on map)
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The other unloading door at LI Potato, Now sealed up (Spot #7 on map) 
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LI Potato Building view N W 2/20/17 Photo: Steve Rothaug

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LI Potato Building view N W 6/21/17 Photo: Steve Rothaug

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 Unloading doors (Spot #9 on map)
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The end of the ROW view W
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Another building once served off the same ROW, The 1966 map notes this one as just "Jackson",  spots #8 & 9 are visible.  View E
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Riverhead section house west of Osborne Ave. View W 
Photos/Archive: Dave Keller  
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Riverhead section house west of Osborne Ave. View SE 
Photos/Archive: Dave Keller  

Photos, descriptions, research and designed maps courtesy Paul Strubeck  c. 2008
for more LIRR information by Paul, visit: "Welcome to Abandoned LIRR"