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Long Island Rail Road: Oyster Bay Branch
The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) is the oldest railroad in the country still operating under its original name. The Oyster Bay Branch is one of the smaller branches but is probably the most historically significant one. There are 12 stations along the 14.3 miles of track (one station is closed but the building still stands). Of the 13 still existing LIRR stations built in the 1800s, six are on the Oyster Bay Branch. The branch is partly electrified, and two signal towers exist, one operating and one abandoned. At the terminal, Oyster Bay Station is the home train station of the 26th president of the United States—Theodore Roosevelt. The Oyster Bay Railroad Museum is currently restoring the train station, as well as the historic turntable and steam locomotive No. 35.
Arcadia Publishing
: 9781467128544
: Arcadia Publishing
: 03/05/2018
: New York
: Images of Rail
: 218 Black And White
: 128
: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
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David D. Morrison is a retired Oyster Bay Branch line manager and railroad historian. The author of four other books in Arcadia's Images of Rail series, he is a charter member of the Railroad Museum of Long Island, and he is a cochair, along with Gary Farkash, of the Oyster Bay Railroad Station Restoration Committee. Morrison has given countless presentations to libraries and historical societies on Long Island, and he still enjoys doing so.
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