Locust Valley station

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Location
40°52'27"N
073°35'55"W
Country
 United States of America
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Locust Valley is a station along the Oyster Bay Branch of the Long Island Rail Road. It is located at Birch Hill Road and Piping Rock Road, south of Forest Avenue, Locust Valley, New York. No bus access is available at the station; however, local taxicabs do stop.

History

Locust Valley station was opened on April 19, 1869 and was the terminus of the line until 1889. On Aug. 22 the turntable and engine house was moved from Glen Street and installed here. Charles Hallet finished a depot here in Nov. 1872; photographed by Brainerd in 1878. New station building erected 1909. It was rebuilt in November 1872, remodeled in 1885, and rebuilt again in December 1906, when the second station was moved to a private location. When Mill Neck station was closed on March 16, 1998, Locust Valley became the last station before the end of the line. The station also contains an old-style wooden shelter on the eastbound tracks, and a former interlocking tower, known to the LIRR as Locust Tower that now serves as a Nassau County Police Department booth for the Second Precinct patrolmen assigned to the area.

Station layout

This station has two high-level side platforms, each four cars long. A siding just west of the station served the Nassau-Suffolk Lumber until the late 1970s. The Oyster Bay Branch becomes a single track line a few hundred feet beyond the Birch Hill Road crossing at LOCUST interlocking.
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