Northport is a station on the Port Jefferson Branch of the Long Island Rail Road. It is located at Northport is one of the most elaborate LIRR stations. the current station is just east of the Northport Spur, which branched off the main and headed . Northport LIRR station commuters accustomed to shelter in the station’s year- old waiting room will have to alter their routine this summer. See 27 photos and 19 tips from visitors to LIRR – Northport Station. “The parking lot is huge! If you get lost just keep walking up. The station “.
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LIRR Northport Spur
In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The pedestrian bridge is wide enough for this extra construction, and the bridge’s stairway on the far side of the station has a landing on the same level as the unbuilt outbound platform, symmetrical with the landing on the other side which is part of the existing platform.
The siding is used on occasion for train meets, where an eastbound and westbound trains to pass.
The black line in the first map shows my guess of the ROW of this spur. Here are a couple of great pictures of the RDC cars on the Northport spur from the mid ‘s. Just east of Larkfield Road, the siding turns south and runs parallel to the main. It also served as the south end of a trolley Line into Northport from to Tracks ran past these sheds, stopping “at” Laurel Road. A pedestrian bridge is set up between the lots. Long Island Rail Road stations. To the right not pictured is where Maplewood veers off sharply, away from ROW.
Regardless of the correct date, it was designed in a manner similar to stations such as those in RiverheadBay ShoreManhassetand Mineola. This left a short approximately 2 mi.
The line was torn up by at the latest. Word is that a derailment at one of them spelled the end for the branch: A second platform, for an extension of the siding, or a full second track, was originally planned for the station. S41 Huntington Area Rapid Transit: Freight service continued untilwhen the branch was abandoned.
Picture taken of the platform from the pedestrian bridge at night. However, when the line was extended northhport Northport to Smithtown, they did not just keep extending the line eastward from Northport, but rather cut into the line from a point west and south of Northport.
Afterward, the spur was entirely used for freight service. From Wikipedia, nortuport free encyclopedia. When this was the end of the branch from Hicksville c. I suspect the rails crossing the street here were simply paved over in the years since abandonment. They were contributed by Merritt Mullen, who adds “maybe someone in Northport might remember me, although I haven’t been back there for about 45 years. This looks toward the terminus of the line.
Sometimes old passenger coaches were stored along the line here after freight service ended. The spur has not seen a passenger train since ROW has been disrupted in spots with berms, logs and ditches to discourage local incorrigibles from riding dirt bikes on it.
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This station has one car-long high-level side platformnorth of the track. Northport is one of the most elaborate LIRR stations.
Side platformdoors will open on the left or right. I’m standing on Church Street with Rte. Directly before the station and lasting until the track runs adjacent to Bellrose Avenue Schoola passing siding spurs off from the mainline and runs adjacent to it.
You can see part of the fill in this overexposed shot. I seem to recall that some of the old-fashioned crossbucks that used to guard the crossings on Laurel Hill, Elwood and 25A not sure if there ever were any at Church Street crossing were in place for a while after the tracks were ripped. Back when the line was active a fuel facility with a couple large tanks stood along the ROW here.
The switches are maintained by two position light signals next to the switches. The Port Northporf Branch has one track at this location. The gated facility is one of at least 2 lumber yards the branch served in its final decades. Passenger service ended in Mark says that the last service I assume freight on the spur was aroundalthough it was used for storage for some time after this.