Amagansett (LIRR station)
The platform at Amagansett in November 2014, facing towards East Hampton.
|Location||Main Street & Abrahms Landing Road
Amagansett, New York
|Owned by||Long Island Rail Road|
|Platforms||1 side platform|
|Connections||Suffolk County Transit: 10C|
|Rebuilt||1910, 1965, 2001|
Amagansett station was opened on June 1, 1895 by the Brooklyn and Montauk Railroad, and closely resembled stations such as Sea Cliff and the former East Williston Depot, but lacked the second story and gingerbread woodwork trim that these depots contained. It was burned to the ground in 1909, reportedly by a disgruntled LIRR employee. The station was rebuilt on August 15, 1910 in the colonial barn style typical of stations such as Riverhead, Bay Shore, Northport, and Mineola. Until 1929, it had train sheds, a wye, and coal and water dispensing facilities. On June 13, 1942, Nazi saboteurs used Amagansett station en route to New York City for the failed mission known as Operation Pastorius. The station house was closed in 1958 or January 1959, then razed on August 31, 1964 and replaced with a sheltered platform in 1965, a fact which has aroused disgust among railfans and local historians. The 1895-built former freight house survives, but was abandoned. High-level platforms were added between 2000 and 2001, as many stations along the Long Island Rail Road were getting at the time.
Platform and track
|1||■Montauk Branch||toward New York (East Hampton)|
|■Montauk Branch||toward Montauk (Terminus)|
This station has one high-level platform on the south side of the single track, long enough for one and a half cars to receive and discharge passengers.
- Average weekday, 2006 LIRR Origin and Destination Study
- Night of the Nazis (Montauk Life)
- Abandoned Freight House (Existing Railroad Stations in New York State)
- Official LIRR station information page for Amagansett
- Station timetable for Amagansett
- Amagansett Station -- By Rail To The Sea (Arrt's Arrchives)
- Unofficial LIRR History Website
- Unofficial LIRR Photography Site (lirrpics.com)