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Posted 27 June 2018 - 09:13 PM

Recently I was visiting some of my wife's family in Long Island.  I had hoped to get away for a day to ride the LIRR from Bethpage to Montauk.   Logistics did not work out.  One concern was finding parking at Wantagh or Bethpage.   Are most parking spots taken up by commuters who pre-pay to park?

Anyway, I left the trip idea for my next visit to LI.


I did see and visit the Wantagh Railroad Museum.  This small museum has the town's old depot, first post office, and LIRR parlor car "Jamaica" on display.


Later in our visit we drove up to Oyster Bay to tour Teddy Roosevelt's Sagamore Hill home.  Very worthwhile!   After the tour we drove through the town of Oyster Bay and saw a LIRR train leaving the depot there.  Another rail excursion idea for a future visit to LI.



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I have traveled by train since 1956 in the USA (including Alaska), Canada (including the Yukon), Mexico, Western Europe, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, and Zimbabwe.
My last pre-Amtrak trip was the Texas Chief from Ft. Worth to Chicago and the Capitol Limited from Chicago (Northwestern station) to Washington D.C.
I rode my first Amtrak train in April 1972. I have ridden nearly all the long-distance routes including the Texas Chief (Lone Star), Inter-American, Panama Limited, National Limited, Pioneer, Desert Wind, Spirit of California, Sunset Limited (Florida extension), Broadway Limited, and Chief. I also rode the Rio Grande Zephyr, Southern Crescent, Peoria Rocket, Georgia RR mixed train, and Soo Line mixed train in the post-Amtrak era.

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