Wainscott station

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Location Wainscott, New York
Owned by Long Island Rail Road (former)
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Opened c.1897–1898
Closed 1938
Rebuilt No; Station abandoned
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Former services
Bridgehampton   Montauk Branch   East Hampton

Wainscott was a former railroad station on the Montauk Branch of the Long Island Rail Road in Wainscott, New York, United States. It was opened in either 1897 or 1898 by the Brooklyn and Montauk Railroad, rebuilt in 1915 by the LIRR, and closed in 1938.

Wainscott station has the distinction of being the only Long Island Rail Road station to have segregated waiting rooms, in spite of the fact that the New York State Legislature never allowed segregated facilities.[1] Some sources claim that another station was segregated, but this has yet to be confirmed. In early 1938, the station was closed due to the effects of the Great Depression, and was moved to a beach, where it has served as a private residence since then.[2]


  1. ^ Ziel, Ron (1990). The Long Island Rail Road in Early Photographs. New York: Dover Publications. p. 76. ISBN 0-486-26301-0. 
  2. ^ Zeil, Ron; Wettereau, Richard (1988). Victorian Railroad Stations of Long Island. Bridgehampton: Sunrise Special. p. 103. OCLC 19319353. 

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