Please Join Us for our Night in Italy fundraiser on June 21st

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The Museum Display Yard is open Saturdays and Sundays from Noon to 4PM.

Turntable demonstrations on Saturdays at 1 & 3 PM.

Oyster Bay Station 2022 Restoration Update

Eric Scheblein of Scheblein plumbing had his crew come in and hook us up to both the waste line in the street and gave us our cold water lines installed. One of our biggest supporters, Steve Minicozzi of Cozi Enterprises donated his money time and services to have our bathroom doors installed and painted, put down a beautiful new tile floor and painted the bathroom a neutral beige. When dry, they will finish the bathroom installation of sink, toilet and other pieces.

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Oyster Bay Station Display Yard Update

When we opened up for the 2021 season we were fortunate to finally be in our Historic, Presidential railroad station.

We were also happy to be able to introduce our fully operational turntable at the display yard. Our visitation level has increased and folks are planning their visits around the opportunity to ride on the turntable!

But! That was last year.

After setting up our 6 year plan, this year, 2022, we are installing 2 tracks off our turntable and will have them ready at our season opening. Afterwards, we are bringing in a rigging crew and crane to move many pieces of equipment in the display yard to their new spots. Over the winter and into the spring, our amazing volunteers have brought us to this point through their hard work.

Jim Schoomaker brought in and dumped, 22 cubic yards of Recycled Concrete Aggregate (RCA). After that, Nick Doering moved it around so our volunteers could create the 2 track roadbeds.

Over the month of April, we will finish these 2 tracks

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Oyster Bay Railroad Museum

About The OBRM

The mission of the Oyster Bay Railroad Museum (OBRM) is to heighten public awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the railroad's role in our heritage, and to increase public understanding of rail technology and its impact on Long Island life. The OBRM will collect, preserve, and interpret the railroad heritage of Long Island for future generations.

In October 1990, a dedicated group of volunteers began to clean and paint steam Locomotive #35, located in Mitchell Field and which had fallen victim to vandalism. This enthusiastic group persevered in their efforts and, in time, became known as the Locomotive #35 Restoration Committee, a volunteer group under the jurisdiction of the Nassau County Parks Department.

Friends of Locomotive #35

In 1994, the group formalized their efforts and incorporated as Friends of Locomotive #35. The focus of the organization was to raise funds to restore and find a suitable home for Locomotive #35. As time passed, it became apparent that the group's focus was no longer just Locomotive #35, but, rather, a full fledged railroad museum.

Locomotive #35 Painting

In 2006, the group reincorporated as the Oyster Bay Railroad Museum, a 501c-3 educational, not-for-profit corporation. With a new name that better reflected its true mission, the organization continued to strive toward the formation of a first class railroad museum in the hamlet of Oyster Bay.

Through the years, the Museum has secured other historical railroading equipment and, as important, has taken great strides in raising the necessary funding for the restoration of the historic Oyster Bay Railroad Station and Turntable. With some restoration already underway and completed on these and other projects, the Museum remains dedicated to seeing these restoration efforts through to completion.

Oyster Bay Railroad Museum

To this end, in February 2008, the Museum opened its Visitor Center to the public. Located at 102 Audrey Avenue in downtown Oyster Bay, the Center is situated just around the corner from the historic train station (where the Museum will be permanently located) and within walking distance of the Museum's rail yard (site of the historic turntable).