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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History: History of The Station

The Oyster Bay railroad station was constructed by the Long Island Rail Road in 1889 and served the railroad for 110 years until 1999.

In addition to serving the needs of all of Oyster Bay, it often hosted the town's most notable resident, U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, as he traveled to and from his home at Sagamore Hill right here in Oyster Bay.

Oyster Bay Rail Road Station

Station as it exists today

In 2004, this historic structure was designated a New York State Landmark. The following year, the building was acquired by the Town of Oyster Bay and was listed on the Federal Register of Historic Places.

Historic Oyster Bay Railroad Station

Rendering of restored station

OBRM is in the midst of a multi year restoration to bring the Historic Structure back as close as we can to its 1902 appearance, with exhibits reflecting the history and significance of the railroad on Long Island, as well as featuring important railroad technology.

Conceptual renderings of station interior

Conceptual renderings of station interior

Conceptual renderings of station interior

In order to create a controlled, energy efficient environment for the Museum, all doors and windows will be replaced and a modern heating and air conditioning system installed. The interior will be equipped with period- appropriate fixtures, including lights, benches, and a ticket window to better capture the atmosphere of the station in its heyday. Interactive and educational exhibits will also be a key component of the Museum.