Sea Cliff (LIRR station)
Close-up view of the historic Sea Cliff Station in Glen Cove, New York, from the northbound platform. An open shelter on the southbound platform can be seen in the distance.
|Location||Sea Cliff Avenue & Glen Keith Road
Glen Cove, NY
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Connections||Nassau Inter-County Express: n27|
|Bicycle facilities||Yes; Bike Rack|
Sea Cliff Railroad Station
NRHP landmark, rebuilt in 1888.
|Location||Sea Cliff, New York, USA|
|Nearest city||Glen Cove, New York|
|NRHP Reference #||88000021|
|Added to NRHP||February 18, 1988|
The Sea Cliff is a historic station along the Oyster Bay Branch of the Long Island Rail Road. It is located on Sea Cliff Avenue and Glen Keith Road between Glen Cove Avenue and Cedar Swamp Road in the City of Glen Cove, New York, east of the Town of Oyster Bay hamlet of Sea Cliff, New York. The station was actually named after Sea Cliff Avenue, rather than the hamlet.
Sea Cliff station was built in 1867 by the Glen Cove Branch Rail Road, and renovated in May 1888 at the cost of $4,000. The station is typical of many LIRR stations of the late-Victorian era. It contains a two-story red brick structure with an gabled-roof that extended into canopies on the sides, which contains elaborate gingerbread woodwork along the canopies. From July 2, 1902 to December 31, 1924, it had connections to two trolley lines. One was the Sea Cliff Village Trolley, owned by the Nassau County Railway and the other was the Glen Cove Railroad (not to be confused with the old LIRR subsidiary) which ran along the Oyster Bay Branch right-of-way into Downtown Glen Cove in 1905. From 1909 to 1956, it also contained a wooden pedestrian bridge. Nearly a century after the second station was built, it was listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The station was renovated in 1997.
Platform and track configuration
|1||■ Oyster Bay Branch||toward New York (Glen Head)|
|2||■ Oyster Bay Branch||toward Oyster Bay (Glen Street)|
This station has two high-level side platforms, each four cars long. The west platform, adjacent to Track 1, is generally used by southbound or New York City-bound trains. The east platform, adjacent to Track 2, is generally used by northbound or Oyster Bay-bound trains. The Oyster Bay Branch has two main tracks at this location, and there is also a spur east of the east platform. The spur is currently used for track maintenance equipment, but was used as a freight siding until the 1970s. The siding at one point crossed Sea Cliff Avenue to service Sea Cliff Coal and Lumber, whose covered coal dump still stands.
- Average weekday, 2006 LIRR Origin and Destination Study
- Nassau County Listings at the National Register of Historic Places
- Bob Emery Sea Cliff Station map (TrainsAreFun.com)
- Morrison, David D.; Pakaluk, Valerie (2003). Long Island Rail Road Stations. Images of Rail. Chicago: Arcadia Publishing. p. 59. ISBN 0-7385-1180-3. Retrieved 2011-11-25.
Media related to Sea Cliff (LIRR station) at Wikimedia Commons
- Official LIRR station information page for Sea Cliff
- Station timetable for Sea Cliff
- Sam Berliner III's Long Island Railroad page
- Unofficial LIRR History Website
- Sea Cliff LIRR Station (Road and Rail Pictures)
- Station from Sea Cliff Avenue from Google Maps Street View