Roslyn 

 

 

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Roslyn bridge with train c.1865+ Archive: Dave Morrison
Roslyn stonemason Samuel Dugan built the overpass in 1865. Info: Roslyn Landmarks Society


Roslyn Station  -Trolley View SE c.1910
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Roslyn bridge c.1920+ Archive: Dave Morrison 
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Roslyn Rd. Bridge View NW 1915
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Roslyn Rd. Bridge View NW 2016
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Roslyn Station and trolley 
view NW 1910
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Express House c.1937 Photo: Jeff Winslow Archive: Dave Keller
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Roslyn Station view E 1937 -Express house (closed 1945) Photo: Jeff Winslow Archive: Dave Keller
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Roslyn Station 1966 Photo/Archive: Dave Keller
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Roslyn Station view E 06/1987 Photo/Archive: Dave Keller

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Roslyn Station view NE 06/1987 Photo/Archive: Dave Keller

Leased PRR class E6s (4-4-2) #1287 is seen in this 1940 view pulling a train against traffic at Roslyn, NY while installation of a crossover is underway.  In the foreground, the signal for the switch being installed is visible with the globes turned 90 degrees from the track, as the signal is not yet in use.  In the left background both semaphore and position light signals can be seen.  (T. Sommer photo,  Dave Keller archive)
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Roslyn Station move View SE
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Roslyn Station move View N
Roslyn Station move - Completed 12/08/1988 
Photos: Dave Morrison
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Roslyn Station move View NW

 

According to my research at the Bryant Library Local History Collection in Roslyn, the building was moved to its new location on December 8, 1988 (“The Roslyn Long Island Railroad Station.” Roslyn News, December 8, 1988). It reopened on July 30, 1990 with low-level platforms (“Roslyn Train Station, Originally Built in 1887, Has Been Reopened for Business.” Roslyn News, August 16, 1990).Construction of the present high-level platforms began on March 3, 1997 (“LIRR Renovations Underway.” Roslyn News, March 6, 1997) and probably was completed in the fall of 1997. Derek Stadler


Roslyn Station moved west in Nov-Dec 8/1988 - Google 2016
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Emery Map Roslyn MP21-22 05/1958
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Emery Map Roslyn MP22-23 05/1958
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Emery Map Roslyn MP23-24 05/1958
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Roslyn LIE construction view SW 8/1954 Archive: Dave Morrison
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Roslyn Power House Rd. LIE construction view W 8/1954 Archive: Dave Morrison
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Roslyn LIE construction view W zoom 8/1954 Archive: Dave Morrison
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LIRR #469 at Power House Rd. bridge Roslyn LIE construction view W 8/1954 Archive: Dave Morrison
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Roslyn LIE construction at Power House Rd. View E 8/1954 Archive: Dave Morrison
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Roslyn - LI Expressway view W at ex-Powerhouse Rd. 
(Rte. 25D) 2016
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Roslyn View NW from Powerhouse Rd. (Rte. 25D) 8/1954 Archive: Dave Morrison
Note: Shoo-fly timber trestle bents and wooden pile construction in preparation for the LI Expressway (I-495) construction
. (See upper right photo.)
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LIRR 1966 track map Roslyn p. 50

Model Railroader Planning 2004 - Concept/Drawing design: Steven Lynch Execution: MR Staff

When I was a teenager I used to tag along with the conductor on the Oyster Bay freight, which ran every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. There first stop was a lumber yard south of Mineola Coal . Mineola Coal is where I met up with them, there was a lay over track there and Mineola Coal was on one side of Jericho Turnpike and on the other side was a large switching area they called "the Hole".

In that large complex was Mineola Paper, Albertson Lumber, Local Steel, Mineola Plumbing, Latham Brothers Lumber, Windsor Coal, Pittsburgh Glass, an Iron Works Company, a candy company and another paper company at the end. After spotting cars there, we always took a yellow fruit growers express refrigeration car and put it behind the engine, this was done just about every time on the scheduled run. The fruit growers express refrigeration car was headed to Helena Rubenstein.

We would lay over, either at the Hole or Mineola Coal, and wait for the next north bound train to Oyster Bay as soon as the block would clear we would follow it up to Roslyn. At Roslyn we would leave the main body of the train in Roslyn and take the car up to Helena Rubenstein. 

I remember the conductor telling the engineer to go extremely slow on that siding, something about the curve not being right. After we spotted the car and picked up our empty we head back to Roslyn. By this time the southbound train going to Penn Station would have gone by and we would get permission to cross over at the Roslyn Crossover and leave our empty cars and any cars for Roslyn on the south side and any cars we had for Albertson's Steel we had which was on the south side. We would cross back over pick up our loaded cars and head north towards Oyster Bay. Our next stop was usually Sea Cliff. There was a team track in Glen Head , but it was rarely used, delivering boulders in gondolas.   Source: Anonymous