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Photos from a day in the life for me on April 1 2020.



Ben would enjoy this. At Glen Head New York.



There was a hobby shop in one of those buildings decades ago.



Glen Head train station building.



Pretty trees in Glen Head.



East bound platform at Glen Head.



Crossing signals at Glen Head.



Golf course at Greenvale New York.



Bridge north of the Greenvale train station.



Nassau County bus at Greenvale.



Locust Valley New York train station.



Switch tower east of the station.



Village stores at Locust Valley.



Stone bridge east of Locust Valley.



Pond in Mill Neck New York. Bird sounds fill the air.



Road leads to the former Mill Neck train station.



Bridge next to the former Mill Neck train station.



Currently a post office.



West view toward Locust Valley.



East view toward Oyster Bay.
Pretty area in eastern Nassau County.



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AND here is a 100 year old pic/postcard of Glen Head Station facing Oyster Bay

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That shop sold mainly Radio Control but he did sell trains Charlie was the man who owned it he died recently of cancer

Ironically where the station building is now is a small strip mall behind it and there WAS a shop there but it closed 1970 1971

Though been converted a coaling station is still in Sea Cliff it is no a gravel company

AND the turntable at Oyster Bay STILL functions last time I saw it was 1970 nursery school trip

Spun the engine around like a top

The road where the bridge is located is called Back Road

Also a unused siding is further down the line before Roslyn

The Switch Tower in Locust Valley was in a issue of Model Railroader

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Interesting information on those areas on the Gold Coast of Long Island.
Sad to hear about the death of the Glen Head hobby owner.
A day in the life for me yesterday April 2 2020.



Burger King at Glen Cove New York.



Long Island Railroad train station at Glen Street in Glen Cove New York.



First of two stations in Glen Cove.



Restored recently.



Multiple curves at the station site.



Attractive station.



Crossing by the station and Burger King restaurant.



Another set of crossing signals at Glen Cove.



Attractive church a few blocks away.



Second Glen Cove station about a mile away.



Next to a golf course in the scenic area of the town.



Classic design and restored.



Former switch tower at Locust Valley New York.



Crossing signals at Locust Valley.



Two track line becomes one track trek to Oyster Bay.



Has a country branch line look once it becomes a single track route.



Cool stone bridge east of Locust Valley.



The view from the other side of the stone bridge.



Pretty single track route next to a narrow highway.



New bridge seen about a mile east of Locust Valley station.



Some quiet scenes during my walk.



Bridge at Mill Neck New York enters the former station site.



After videotaping a train I continued my walk to Oyster Bay.



Pretty scene as night arrives. Near Oyster Bay train station.
Phone ran out of power soon after so a return trip will happen.


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That Second glen Cove Station's styling would fit right in on a Lionel Layout.
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what is the switch tower used for now?
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Not certain but as I stated there was a Model Railroader Article between 1976 and 1982

Also Sea Cliff had a Trolley Line till just before WW 2
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The Locust Valley switch tower is now used by the local police force assigned to the village.

Was named Locust Tower when it controlled the switch east of the station.

Becomes a single track line about a hundred feet past the road crossing.

Was remote controlled from Mineola. May now even be remote controlled from Jamaica.

I have my videos from Thursday travels.


Long Island Railroad train leaves Locust Valley New York station.


Long Island Railroad train enters Glen Cove New York station.


Hear the horn from an approaching train.


That Long Island Railroad train enters Mill Neck New York.


Earlier I videotaped my backyard with views of one of the N scale layouts I built.



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More photos from my trips on Wednesday. Cannot add photos to the earlier post. Past the 48 hour limit. No problem.



East view of the line which continues to Oyster Bay.



Would be nice to reactivate this site as a station stop.



Pretty small village area.



View looking south of the bridge next to the station building.



Another view looking sorth of the bridge next to the station building.



View looking north of the bridge next to the station building.



Recently built bridge almost halfway between Locust Valley and Mill Neck.



Another view of the bridge in this picturesque area.



Nassau County bus in Greenvale New York.



Street near my house in Bayside New York.



Another view of station building in Mill Neck New York.



Attractive single track view next to the former station building.



Light years away from the world's ills. No problems here.

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And here are the pics from Sea Cliff

I remember when the underside was exposed




And this is where the siding track was as it lead into the building

years ago you could see the dump mechanisms


while I was there...…...





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This is what happens when my best friend leaves his car at my house for a couple of weeks. Had a crack in the rear plastic bumper that was driving me crazy looking at it. Also some paint chipping here and there. Had to weld it and prep, and repaint. Removed a dent in the right fender with new paint also.



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Photos from yesterday and Thursday at a nearby park.











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Also the wonderful birds that inhabit the pond.















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