Special 175th Anniversary Getaway Saturday, July 25
Follow the Original Route of the LIRR With 175th Anniversary Getaway On July 25
Rail Museum Stops Included In a Day Of LIRR History And North Fork Attractions
This year is the Long Island Rail Road’s 175th anniversary and the LIRR wants its customers to be able to celebrate this event with us by taking part in a special one-day getaway on Saturday, July 25.
Rail and history buffs will certainly enjoy this LIRR Getaway as will the casual rail rider. The “175th Anniversary Train” will travel along the Main Line of the LIRR from the urban and suburban areas of Queens and Nassau Counties to the rural, farming areas of Eastern Suffolk County’s North Fork. Knowledgeable docents from the Long Island Sunrise Trail Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society will be onboard the train to answer history-related questions.
Stops will be made at the Railroad Museum of Long Island in Riverhead and Greenport. At the Railroad Museum in Riverhead, there are various exhibits, locomotives and rolling stock on display along with a gift shop. The Railroad Museum in Greenport is housed in a restored LIRR freight house including exhibits highlighting the human side of working on the railroad.
Tour participants can get lunch on their own and stroll around scenic Greenport Village and check out the sights including the nearby East End Seaport Maritime Museum (housed in the former LIRR ticket office) and the restored 1920’s era carousel. There’s also time to take a trip from Greenport to Shelter Island and back on the ferry.
The LIRR 175th Anniversary Tour package includes round-trip rail on this special train and museum admissions. The cost is $40 for adults and $30 for children
5-11. Tickets must be purchased at open ticket offices only.
|Penn Station||8:10 AM||8:39 PM|
|Woodside||8:04 AM||8:28 PM|
|Brooklyn||8:12 AM||8:42 PM|
|Jamaica||8:49 AM||8:03 PM|
|Mineola||9:03 AM||7:49 PM|
|Hicksville||9:12 AM||7:40 PM|
|Deer Park||9:31 AM||7:21 PM|
|Ronkonkoma||9:54 AM||7:05 PM|
For additional information and a copy of the 2009 One-Day Getaways brochure customers should call the 24-hour LIRR Travel Information Center in New York City at 718-217-LIRR, in Nassau County at 516-822-LIRR or in Suffolk County at 631-231-LIRR. The Travel Information Center’s TDD number for the hearing impaired is 718-558-3022.
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