January update from OBRM- Hi Folks, I went up to Oyster Bay yesterday as apart of a project from our educational committee. We are creating a short video to use at our visits. We went over to the station building and took some video and still shots. Here is what has been happening since my last update. All of the roof edge moulding has been replaced with all new pre-primed custom milled lumber and on the south (street) side roof line, all of the newly created roof rafter tails that were previously installed have had all new beadboard installed as well. This has finished off the newly restored roof line. The roofers have now begun to install the new underlayment and cedar shingles over the "breatheable" material that is going under the shingles. Photos can be viewed on our OBRM facebook page.\ MADDOG
As many of you are aware, for many years the Oyster Bay Railroad Museum (and its predecessors) has diligently worked toward the preservation and restoration of former Long Island Railroad Steam Locomotive #35 as an active display.
The Museum's portion of phase 1 of the restoration remains outstanding (just under $10,000) (the Museum having previously expended approx. $23,000 toward the project). This is where we ask for YOUR ASSISTANCE- and for which we respectfully request your prompt financial support in reaching our $10,000 goal.
Thank you in advance for your continued and generous support. Please make your donation payable to: Oyster Bay Railroad Museum PO Box 335 Oyster Bay, NY 11771 ATTN: LOCOMOTIVE 35
Or you can go to our website at http://www.obrm.org and click on the Locomotive Restoration tab on the bottom left
Hi folks, From the Oyster Bay RR Museum, here's an update for April All of the photos can be seen at our website www.obrm.org under station restoration tab near the bottom of the homescreen or at our LIRR 35 Facebook page. President Theodore Roosevelt's Historic Train Station now has a fully installed cedar shake roof. It was completed yesterday 4/10/17 As a donation by Steve and Lori Minicozzi of Cozy Enterprises and General Utilities, we now have 2 brand new bathrooms. Steve and his crew installed the substructure for the walls, ran all new electrical and plumbing and will be installing all of the fixtures over the next few weeks to complete them. The brick walls had foam insulation sprayed behind the studs which also gives the wall extra structural rigidity. Also installed were the 4 newly created hopper windows for the North, South and East walls of the addition. Just like the West wall, now the East wall, looks as good as it did prior to the MTA taking over the LIRR. MADDOG