Old Rocky Point Depot

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tahawus84
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Old Rocky Point Depot

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Looks like the old rocky point depot formally Thurber lumber office has been demolished. It was in decent condition I thought. Anyone know why it was removed? The other buildings on the property are in much worse condition and were left standing.

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Re: Old Rocky Point Depot

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ROCKY POINT: STATION STOP WITH OPENING OF EXTENSION BRANCH: 06/27/1895. NO DEPOT.
DEPOT BUILT: 1898. LARGE, COVERED PLATFORM SHEDS ADDED: 1928 TO HANDLE CROWDS THAT ARRIVED WHEN BUILDING LOTS
WERE BEING SOLD CHEAPLY BY THE “NEW YORK DAILY MIRROR” NEWSPAPER. AGENCY CLOSED: 1929.
LAST REVENUE TRAIN: 10/9/38. OUT OF SVC. PER G.O. #1006C: 3/29/39 AND BRANCH ABANDONED.
MOVED OFF ROW SOUTH OF TRACKS, AND SLIGHTLY EAST OF ORIGINAL LOCATION FOR USE AS PART OF THURBER LUMBER CO. COVERED PLATFORMS ENCLOSED TO CREATE ROOMS. STILL STANDING: 2006 Research: Dave Keller

Rocky Point depot 1928 View looking northeast. Archive: Dave Keller
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http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/wading ... verext.htm

Any photos/additional info?

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Re: Old Rocky Point Depot

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Thurber Lumber (Aug. 1982)
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Re: Old Rocky Point Depot

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tahawus84 wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:31 pm
Looks like the old rocky point depot formally Thurber lumber office has been demolished. It was in decent condition I thought. Anyone know why it was removed? The other buildings on the property are in much worse condition and were left standing.
Wow, was this recently in 2019 as Google images 2019 still shows it in place, see below.


Recently received:
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View NE - September, 1976 (Dave Keller photo and archive)

The depot was moved c.1940 a short distance south of the tracks and slightly east of the original location, 200'. PER G.O. #1006C: 3/29/39 AND BRANCH ABANDONED. It was used by Thurber Lumber Co.
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