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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The current station house was rebuilt aroundalthough some sources claim it was in Retrieved November 21, — via Newspapers.
I suspect the rails crossing the street here were simply paved over in the years since abandonment. When this was the end of the branch from Hicksville c.
MTA LIRR – Northport
Sometimes old passenger coaches were stored along the line here after freight service ended. Regardless of the correct date, it was designed in a manner similar to stations such as those in RiverheadBay ShoreManhassetand Mineola. Mark says that the last service I assume freight on the spur was aroundalthough it was used for storage for some time after this.
Word is that a derailment at one of them spelled the end for the branch: The second track would eliminate this.
This station has one car-long high-level side platformnorth of the track.
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View is toward Laurel Road once known as the Trolley Road, but that’s another story. The gated facility is one of at least 2 lumber yards the branch served in its final decades.
The siding is used on occasion for train meets, northporg an eastbound and westbound trains to pass. The Port Jefferson Branch has one track at this location. I saw an old photo of llrr once. DUKE nortgport ends at a switch back to the main. Just east of the station is a siding that is well in use, part of DUKE interlocking. However, when the line was extended from 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.
The ROW passes immediately under my feet. Some of the locals eventually made off with them as souvenirs.
It is wide enough for the after mentioned south platform to be constructed. Northport Station features two large parking lots. Northport is one of the most elaborate LIRR stations.
A ticket window was proposed to be established but it has yet to occur. Side platformdoors will open on the left or right. The following pictures and commentary of lorr current status of the Northport Spur were also contributed by Mark Kolodny.
Afterward, the spur was entirely used for freight service. The track lay abandoned untilwhen it was torn up in preparation for the unbuilt Babylon Northport Expressway.
A second platform, for an extension of the siding, or a full second track, was originally planned for the station. Retrieved from ” https: I’m not sure how much of a success this has been. Views Read Edit View history.
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. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Between that period, the original Northport station was renamed Old Northport station, while at some point in or before”New” Northport station was renamed “Northport East” station.
The original line which lead directly into a station within Northport Villagesince April 25,became the Northport Branch. High-level platforms and a pedestrian bridge were added during the lateth Century. They were contributed by Merritt Mullen, who adds “maybe someone in Northport might remember me, although I haven’t been back ligr for about 45 years.
LIRR Northport Spur
A pedestrian bridge is set up between the lots. Here are a couple of great pictures of the RDC cars on the Northport northprot from the mid ‘s.
Looking northpodt on Laurel Hill over crossing. This page was last edited on 23 Novemberat The line was torn up by at the latest. 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.