Port Jefferson to Wading River

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This extension to the Port Jefferson branch of the Long Island Railroad was built in 1895. Station stops were made in Miller('s) Place and Rocky Point, and the line terminated in Wading River at Wading River Manor Road.

It was along this rail route that Nikola Tesla decided to build his Wardenclyffe laboratory, in Shoreham. It remains as his lone surviving laboratory today.

The extension was abandoned in 1939; none of the stations still stand.

Thanks to Kevin F. Story for contributing information about this route.

The Rocky Point station building was moved after abandonment, and still stands only feet away from its original location, as part of a lumber comapany.

John B
Yaphank, NY, NY
3/26/2013

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Actually the Rocky Point station was not moved at all and is still standing it is the main office of Thurber Lumber. the wading river station was dismantled and the wood used for what is now the amaco station on wading river manor road.

Mike
Rocky Point, NY
5/5/2013

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This was not an extension. It was actually the Wading River Branch. The original goal was to continue east and connect to the LIRR mainline at Riverhead.

Walter Imhof
Manorville, NY
11/15/2013

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Mike

Rocky Point, NY

And Thurber just closed down or moved or something, the place is vacant!

Keith
Rocky Point, NY
3/6/2016

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Hopefully it will be restored once the rail trail is completed.

Walter Imhof
Manorville, NY
3/8/2016

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