Mill Neck (LIRR station)

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Mill Neck
Mill Neck former LIRR Station-1.jpg
June 2016 photo of the former Mill Neck Station towards Oyster Bay.
Location 17 Frost Mill Road
Mill Neck, New York
Coordinates 40°52′46″N 73°33′46″W / 40.879583°N 73.562639°W / 40.879583; -73.562639Coordinates: 40°52′46″N 73°33′46″W / 40.879583°N 73.562639°W / 40.879583; -73.562639
Owned by LIRR
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Other information
Station code None
Fare zone 7
History
Opened 1892
Closed March 16, 1998[1]
Previous names Bayville (1889–1892)
Services
None
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Locust Valley station Oyster Bay Branch
(current and former locations)
Oyster Bay station

Mill Neck is a closed rail station along the Oyster Bay Branch. The station first appeared on the timetable of October 1, 1889 with the name of Bayville station.[2] The station was located at the Kaintuck Lane railroad crossing on the west side of Shu Swamp.[2] Services were provided in a railroad boxcar.[2] In November 1892, it was renamed Mill Neck station and it was moved to the Mill Neck Road crossing and a depot building was built.[2] The building was burnt down on April 3, 1911, to be rebuilt in 1912 east of Mill Neck Road and north of the tracks.[2] Funded by local residents, the two-story brick and stone structure was designed by Harrie Lindeberg at a cost of $26,950.[2] It was later given to the railroad.[2]

The station was burned again in 1918, then rebuilt in 1919 slightly to the east of the previous locations. At some point during the 20th Century, a post office was added to the station. Mill Neck Station finally closed on March 16, 1998 along with nine other stations.[1][3] It is located between Oyster Bay and Locust Valley Stations. As of 2017 the historic station depot is home to a town hall, post office and Old Brookville Police Department substation.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sengupta, Somini (March 15, 1998). "End of the Line for L.I.R.R.'s 10 Loneliest Stops". The New York Times. Retrieved August 7, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Oyster Bay, Mill Neck, and Syosset: The History of Long Island Rail Road Service to Northeastern Nassau County". Derek Stadler. 2014-09-21. Retrieved 2015-11-01. 
  3. ^ "LONG ISLAND STATION HISTORY". trainsarefun.com. 

External links[edit]

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