Long Island Rail Road Museum

The post about Montauk yesterday got us to thinking about the L.I.R.R.  Did you know there’s a Rail Road Museum of Long Island, with locations in Greenport and Riverhead?  Neither did we.  Here’s some more info from the museum’s website:


Our Riverhead restoration site is located in a former lumber yard opposite the Riverhead Long  Island Rail Road station. Riverhead is at the junction of the North and
South forks of Long Island. The Riverhead site is where the restoration of the museum rolling stock takes place. Our visitors center has small displays and a fully stocked gift shop.

Our Greenport site was established in a former Long Island Rail Road Freight house. This location was lovingly restored by museum volunteers and has permanent exhibit of railroad artifacts as well as regularly changing exhibits.

If any of you train buffs are looking for a great day trip out to the island, this seems like a great option.  What’s more, you could use the L.I.R.R. for the entire trip and avoid driving entirely.  Here’s a link to the L.I.R.R. schedule.