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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To learn more about becoming an OBRM member, upcoming projects and programs, special events, volunteering, or other ways you can "get on board", please contact us at [email protected].

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Oyster Bay Railroad Museum
PO Box 335
Oyster Bay, NY 11771

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The museum consists of our Historic Presidential Railroad Station and our outdoor display yard located on Bay Avenue at the entrance to the Oyster Bay Marina. The Museum is open Noon — 4 PM Saturday and Sunday only.

Board of Directors

Ann is an Emmy award-winning producer with over 2 decades of experience in video production, writing, directing, and photojournalism. Ann has produced more than 2 dozen documentaries and has developed 2 cable channels, numerous original TV shows, and commercials. Ann is a graduate of New York University Tisch School of the Arts, currently serves as Creative Director for Cove Living Magazine and Brookville Living Magazine, and resides in Oyster Bay with her husband and 2 children.
Tom is a railroad enthusiast, having worked for the Penn Central Railroad during 2 Summers while in college, with an excellent working knowledge of railroads, including system networks, locomotives, and rolling stock. Tom is a funeral director, a father to 3, grandfather to 7, and resides in Bayside.
Rob is the current vice president of the RRM, has served as a Director of the RRM since 2009, is an attorney in Oyster Bay, and resides in East Norwich. Rob also serves on the Board of Directors of the East Norwich Civic Association and Oyster Bay-East Norwich Chamber of Commerce, on the Advisory Board of the Oyster Bay Main Street Association and Friends of the Bay, and is counsel to (and former Board member of) the Oyster Bay Civic Association.
Bill is chairman of the RRM’s Education Committee, resides in East Norwich, and is a retired N.Y.C. high school administrator. Bill has authored our “Educator’s Guide” with the support of an Advisory Review Committee composed of local museum directors and railroad personnel, and is currently working with local school districts on an innovative Classroom-Student Museum Visitation Program for grades 4-12 that will fulfill current N.Y.S. Common Core Standards and the Railroad Museum’s education mission.
Leon has served as a volunteer in nearly all aspects of the Museum since the mid 1990s. Leon remains a dedicated volunteer at the Museum’s rail yard, in tracking membership, and as a leader of the Museum’s shop committee. Leon is a Navy veteran, has previously been employed by the Town of North Hempstead and Nassau County, and currently resides in East Rockaway.
Tom is the current treasurer of the RRM, a resident of Syosset, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Life Enrichment Center at Oyster Bay, where he also serves as treasurer. Tom is a retired executive vice president with the MTA and holds a master’s degree in Public Finance from Baruch College.
Gary is the current secretary of the RRM, was the first president of Friends of Locomotive #35, the founding organization that later became the Oyster Bay Railroad Museum, and resides in Baldwin. Gary serves as co-chair of the RRM’s Station Restoration Committee, is president of the Baldwin Historical Society and Museum, and is also a member of the Wantagh Preservation Society, the Railroad Museum of Long Island, and the Long Island Sunrise Trail chapter of the National Railway Historical Society.
Joel is a retired Social Studies teacher, having been employed in the N.Y.C. school system for over 20 years, then serving as Chair of the Social Studies Dept. at Baldwin High School for nearly 15 years and Supervisor of student teachers at Hofstra University. Joel has previously served on the Board of Trustees of the Queens Historical Society and the Great Neck Historical Society, currently acts as a docent and archivist volunteer at the Cradle of Aviation, and resides in Great Neck.
John is a retired N.Y.C. school principal, serving grades K-8 in Middle Village, and resides in East Norwich (formerly of East Williston). Prior to entering education as a math teacher, he worked on the Lunar Module Program as an engineer at the Grumman Aerospace Corporation.  John has a lifelong passion for trains (particularly, the Oyster Bay branch) and enjoys his extensive collection of O-gauge trains.
John has been a dedicated volunteer at the RRM since 2014, providing valued technical expertise in any number of areas. During that time, John has led the restoration of Dinky Locomotive #398, assisted with the turntable restoration, provided engineering analysis on several other projects, and is one of the current leaders in the restoration of Steam Locomotive #35. John has worked as a mechanical engineer in a variety of industries since 2010, currently specializing in diesel engines. Born and raised on Long Island, John currently lives in New Jersey with his very supportive partner, Hannah, and their many pets.
Ronnie has worked on behalf of the Museum since 2010 as a yard site volunteer, with a particular interest in Locomotive #35, including active involvement in other important matters related to the restoration. Ronnie is the current president of the Long Island Chapter of the Pennsylvania Railroad Technical and Historical Society, and also works closely with the Twin Forks Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society. Ronnie resides and works as an attorney in Bay Shore.
Dottie grew up in Oyster Bay and currently resides with her family in Glen Head, N.Y. She has been employed in the Oyster Bay area her entire professional career and is the co-owner of Sanctuary Home and Patio (formerly known as Dodds and Eder Home) in Oyster Bay, where she has worked for over 20 years. Dottie is also the former president of and an active member of the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Chamber of Commerce.
John is the current president of the RRM, a retired agent for State Farm Insurance in Oyster Bay, and resides in Oyster Bay. John previously served for 13 years as a trustee on the Oyster Bay-East Norwich School Board, was one of the founding members of the Oyster Bay Main Street Association, and is past president of the Oyster Bay Rotary Club.
Judy is employed as an associate real estate broker at Laffey Fine Homes in East Norwich and resides in Oyster Bay. Judy also serves on the Board of Directors of the Performing Arts Center at Oyster Bay High School, the First Presbyterian Church of Oyster Bay, and the Long Island Panhellenic. Judy previously served for 17 years as a trustee on the Oyster Bay-East Norwich School Board and is an active member of the Oyster Bay Rotary Club and the Junior League of Long Island.
Jim has long been a supporter of the goals and mission of the Museum. Jim currently serves as the President of the Youth and Family Counseling Agency of Oyster Bay-East Norwich, coaches youth baseball, sails competitively with Sagamore Yacht Club in Oyster Bay, and previously served as President of the Oyster Bay Rotary Club. Jim is a certified financial planner with Halliday Financial in Glen Head and resides in East Norwich with his wife and 2 sons (who love visiting the Museum!).

Advisory Board

  • Roger Bahnik
  • Hon. Jack Libert
  • Jonathan Moore, Esq.
  • Thomas Pulling