August Hawkins and his sister Prudence around 1900

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Photo ID: 208
Name: Rail Road Station
Type: Historic
Date: abt 1900
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br02.1-S
Inventory Name: Brookhaven Railroad Station
Address: Railroad Ave. at Old Stump Rd.
Source: Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society
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Comment: Brookhaven Hamlet Train Station about 1900. The station was on the north side of the tracks near to the intersection of Old Stump Rd. and Bridge Pl. (both streets were, at one time or another, a.k.a. Railroad Street/Ave.) The Brookhaven Depot was built in 1884, it's agency closed in 1932. The building was remodeled in 1944, and the station was closed as a station stop on 6 Oct 1958, the same year as East Moriches' and many others.

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Photo ID: 211
Name: Train at Viaduct
Type: Historic
Date: abt 1900
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br02.1-S
Inventory Name: Brookhaven Railroad Station
Address: Railroad Ave. at Old Stump Rd.
Source: Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society
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Comment: South Country Rd. railroad viaduct, looking north. The train station was about 1/4 mile east (right) of this overpass.

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Photo ID: 212
Name: S. Country Rd. Viaduct
Type: Modern
Date: 28 Nov 2002
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br02.1-S
Inventory Name: Brookhaven Railroad Station
Address: Railroad Ave. at Old Stump Rd.
Source: Deitz
Source Call Number: 021128/P1010001

Comment: The South Country Road viaduct with new double decker Long Island Rail Road train.

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Photo ID: 281
Name: Brookhaven Railroad Station
Type: Historic
Date: about 1905
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br02.1-S
Inventory Name: Brookhaven Railroad Station
Address: Railroad Ave. at Old Stump Rd.
Source: Ron Ziel/Deitz
Source Call Number: photos/Ziel/ZielBrookhavenStationC1905

Comment: Original photograph of marginal quality and has been digitally enhanced. Print is available from the historical archives of the Post-Morrow Foundation. Source photograph from the Archives of Ron Ziel, PO Box 433, Bridgehampton, NY 11932, used by permission.

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Photo ID: 209
Name: Station Celebration
Type: Historic
Date: 1910
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br02.1-S
Inventory Name: Brookhaven Railroad Station
Address: Railroad Ave. at Old Stump Rd.
Source: Post-Morrow
Source Call Number: RG3 Series 1

Comment: Thought to be the first day trains came through the East River tunnels direct from Pennsylvania Station. Prior to that time, passengers from Long Island had to transfer to a ferry at Long Island City to get to Manhattan. The engines through the tunnels were electric; it was typical at that time to have an engine switch to steam at Jamaica, as opposed to the norm today where the passengers switch trains.

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Photo ID: 210
Name: Train to Speonk
Type: Historic
Date: 1910
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br02.1-S
Inventory Name: Brookhaven Railroad Station
Address: Railroad Ave. at Old Stump Rd.
Source: Post-Morrow
Source Call Number: RG3 Series 1

Comment: Train's destination was noted as Speonk. See Photo ID 209

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Photo ID: 270
Name: Brookhaven Railroad Station
Type: Historic
Date: about 1923
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br02.1-S
Inventory Name: Brookhaven Railroad Station
Address: Railroad Ave. at Old Stump Rd.
Source: Ron Ziel/Deitz
Source Call Number: photos/Ziel/ZielBrookhavenStationEarly1920s

Comment: This view is looking east. Photograph published in "Victorian Railroad Stations of Long Island" by Ron Ziel and Richard Wettereau. Published by Sunrise Special Ltd., PO Box 433, Bridgehampton, NY 11932. © 1988, used by permission. Copies available from Ron Ziel.. Photograph credit: James V. Osborne, Author's collection.

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Photo ID: 271
Name: Trefoil Screen
Type: Historic
Date: 1920's
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br02.1-S
Inventory Name: Brookhaven Railroad Station
Address: Railroad Ave. at Old Stump Rd.
Source: Ron Ziel/Deitz
Source Call Number: photos/Ziel/ZielBrookhavenStationTrefoilScreen

Comment: "Three nearly-identical station buildings were erected in 1884 and one in 1886 with a common striking decorative element -- a trefoil screen in the eaves of the main roof. The trio of depots -- Brookhaven, Deer Park and Central Park (later Bethpage) -- mounted these gothic design elements within a triangular framework, featuring a downward-pointing arrowhead centered beneath." While this photograph is of the Central Park trefoil screen, it is identical to the one at Brookhaven. Photograph published in "Victorian Railroad Stations of Long Island" by Ron Ziel and Richard Wettereau. Published by Sunrise Special Ltd., PO Box 433, Bridgehampton, NY 11932. © 1988, used by permission. Copies available from Ron Ziel. Photograph credit: Joshua Soren collection.

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Photo ID: 272
Name: Brookhaven Train Station
Type: Historic
Date: 15 Oct 1952
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br02.1-S
Inventory Name: Brookhaven Railroad Station
Address: Railroad Ave. at Old Stump Rd.
Source: Ron Ziel/Deitz
Source Call Number: photos/Ziel/ZielBrookhavenStation1950s

Comment: "Like some of the hapless Main Line stations, Brookhaven was singled out for 'remuddling' in 1944 and stripped of all decoration and with the only remaining section of canopy covering just the bay window and the doorway." Photograph published in "Victorian Railroad Stations of Long Island" by Ron Ziel and Richard Wettereau. Published by Sunrise Special Ltd., PO Box 433, Bridgehampton, NY 11932. © 1988, used by permission. Copies available from Ron Ziel. Photograph credit: Viken and Wettereau.

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Photo ID: 564
Name: Brookhaven LIRR Station
Type: Historic
Date: Unknown, estimate late 1950s
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br02.1-S
Inventory Name: Brookhaven Railroad Station
Address: Railroad Ave. at Old Stump Rd.
Source: John Deitz
Source Call Number: negative. lirr/LIRR-Station_Brkhvn0001

Comment: This picture is of the Brookhaven LIRR station near the end of its use as an active station stop. Looking eastward; "platform" and rail tracks are to the right.

Date Entry Modified: 4/22/2011 12:00:00 AM
Photo ID: 269
Name: Brookhaven Railroad Station
Type: Historic
Date: 1958
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br02.1-S
Inventory Name: Brookhaven Railroad Station
Address: Railroad Ave. at Old Stump Rd.
Source: Patchogue Public Library
Source Call Number: Microfilm archives, Patchogue Advance

Comment: This photograph is from the Patchogue Advance, 25 Sep 1958, and accompanied an article on the closing of the Eastport, East Moriches and Brookhaven Stations. It is a scanned image of a photocopy print of the microfilmed archive of the Advance at the Patchogue public library -- hence it's poor quality. This is the last known picture of the passenger station. While not clear from this image, the windows and doors have been boarded over, suggesting that near the end of its life it was not being occupied, although the station stop was still in use.

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Photo ID: 565
Name: Last Steam Train
Type: Historic
Date: 26 Nov 1967
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br02.1-S
Inventory Name: Brookhaven Railroad Station
Address: Railroad Ave. at Old Stump Rd.
Source: John Deitz
Source Call Number: 35mm slide. lirr/LIRR_Last_Steam_excursion

Comment: Probably the fan excursion of 26 November 1967, said to be the last run of a steam engine on the Montauk Branch. Engine was the Black River & Western #60. Site is that of the old Brookhaven staion at Old Stump road.

Date Entry Modified: 4/22/2011 12:00:00 AM
Photo ID: 213
Name: Freight Depot
Type: Modern
Date: 23 Nov 2002
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br02.1-S
Inventory Name: Brookhaven Railroad Station
Address: Railroad Ave. at Old Stump Rd.
Source: Deitz
Source Call Number: 021123/P1010001

Comment: The Brookhaven Hamlet Freight Depot. According to the the 1888 map of Brookhaven Hamlet, the "Freight House" originally stood on the southeast corner of Old Stump Rd. (then called Railroad Ave.) and the railroad tracks. This building was purchased and moved to the old Lefkowicz Duck farm on Old Stump Rd., sometime in the early 1970's. Later it was purchased by Ron Bush, a real estate broker in Patchogue who also owned a family farm in Holtsville. He later moved the building to his private museum at the old Robinson farm in South Haven, where he is doing preservation and restoration work.

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Photo ID: 266
Name: Brookhaven Railroad Station Structure
Type: Modern
Date: 27 Mar 2004
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br02.1-S
Inventory Name: Brookhaven Railroad Station
Address: Railroad Ave. at Old Stump Rd.
Source: Deitz
Source Call Number: photos/040327/LIRRStructureMiller001.jpg

Comment: It is known that this structure was moved from the Brookhaven Long Island Rail Road station site. Some sources believe that it is the actual passenger depot. Others suggest that is was an auxiliary structure. It is now used as a work shop and storage shed at the Miller residence on Burnett Lane, being moved their about 1959. Comparison with the historic pictures of the passenger depot suggests that it is not the same structure as the passenger depot.

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Photo ID: 267
Name: Brookhaven Railroad Station Structure
Type: Modern
Date: 27 Mar 2004
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br02.1-S
Inventory Name: Brookhaven Railroad Station
Address: Railroad Ave. at Old Stump Rd.
Source: Deitz
Source Call Number: photos/040327/LIRRStructureMiller001.jpg

Comment: See comments photo ID 266. The "lean-to" addition to the right was not a part of the original structure.

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Photo ID: 268
Name: Brookhaven Railroad Station Structure
Type: Modern
Date: 27 Mar 2004
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br02.1-S
Inventory Name: Brookhaven Railroad Station
Address: Railroad Ave. at Old Stump Rd.
Source: Deitz
Source Call Number: photos/040327/LIRRStructureMiller003.jpg

Comment: See Photo ID 266

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Photo ID: 421
Name: Map of Brookhaven Railroad Station
Type: Historic
Date: 1902
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br02.1-S
Inventory Name: Brookhaven Railroad Station
Address: Railroad Ave. at Old Stump Rd.
Source: Deitz
Source Call Number: maps/images/../maps/images/1902BrookhavenRRStation

Comment: Map showing the location of the Brookhaven Railroad Station.

Note that the Freight Depot was on the southeast corner of the intersection of Railroad Ave (now called Old Stump Road ) with the railroad.

Date Entry Modified: 7/5/2007 12:00:00 AM