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Railroad Museums & Events on Long Island

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2024 Train Events

3/8 - Southampton - Exhibition Opening Talk & Reception - All Aboard! 190 years of the Long Island Railroad

3/9 - Southampton- "Choo choo!" Model Trains Weekend Exhibit - A special display of indoor model trains operated by the Long Island Railroad Museum will be on limited view for two days only at the Southampton History Museum

3/24 - Smithtown Historical Society - Annual Model Train Show - benefits the Smithtown Historical Society for the restoration of farm buildings and the caring for their animals

5/25-9/8/24 - Long Island Children's Museum - Thomas & Friends: Explore the Rails 

Holiday Train Show at the NY Botanic Gardens

Holiday Train Show at the Town of Babylon History Museum 

Long Island Garden Railway Society Holiday Display at Cradle of Aviation Museum

Railroad Museums, Artifacts, & Attractions on LI

Oyster Bay Railroad Museum - The Museum endeavors to educate and promote the significant role that the Long Island Rail Road’s Oyster Bay station played in the public life of Theodore Roosevelt.  Visitors to the Oyster Bay Railroad Museum can download the free Theodore Roosevelt Augmented Reality (TRAR) app and experience the 26th U.S. President as he magically comes to life to tell stories of his connection to the historic train station and his life in Oyster Bay. The Museum has two locations, the Oyster Bay Railroad Station, a landmark building on the National Register of Historic Places, and the outdoor rail yard featuring Locomotive #35 and historic railroad rolling stock. The two locations are within easy walking distance of each other.

Railroad Museum of Long Island - The Museum maintains facilities at Greenport, L.I., N.Y. and Riverhead, L.I., N.Y. and is officially recognized by the New York State Education Department. The RMLI established itself at Greenport in the historic 1892 freight house of the Long Island Rail Road. The Museum building has been lovingly restored by our members and volunteers and displays the Museum’s permanent collection of railroad artifacts as well as being host to annually changing exhibits. The RMLI’s Restoration Site & Visitor’s Center is located on the historic property of the Corwin & Vail Lumber Company and also occupies land that made up the Long Island Rail Road “Riverhead Yard.” Here is where the RMLI maintains and exhibits their collection of historic rail cars and locomotives and invite visitors to “be interactive” with the Museum.  You can ride the Long Island Rail Road miniature park train from the 1964 – 1965 New York World’s Fair, climb inside a 1960’s LIRR caboose, activate the fifty-seven accessories on the Historic Lionel Layout and watch scale model trains operate on two indoor train layouts and one outside garden railway.

Wantagh Preservation Society - The Wantagh Preservation Society (WPS) is a non-profit organization based in Wantagh, Long Island. It maintains the Wantagh Museum and engages in other activities to improve the historical and environmental values of the community. The Wantagh Preservation Society was founded in 1965, in order to save Wantagh's Victorian Railroad Station from demolition, when plans for the present elevated railroad crossing called for its removal. The WPS maintain on the museum grounds the Old Wantagh Rail Road Station, "Jamaica" Parlor Car as well as a recreated 1904 Wantagh Post Office. 


TMB Model Train Club - TMB Model Train Club membership consists of approximately 80 enthusiast that love O-gauge trains. The club was formed in 1994 and in 2024 they are celebrating their 30th anniversary.  Currently they are  constructing a new 6000 sqft, layout in Dix Hills, NY after losing their space in Farmingdale. Once done, they look forward to open house visits. 

Long Island Live Steamers -  founded in 1966 to preserve the fine art of precision steam model making. While their outdoor tracks, and the trains that run on them, may represent the most visible activity, members also build scale model steam boilers, engines, boats, and tractors, as well as fully functional railroad models. The club site is located in Southaven (Suffolk) County Park, which is near William Floyd Parkway and Sunrise Highway. The county has made available about 8.5 acres of land on which their railroad operates.  Long Island Live Steamers hosts visitor rides on their Public Run Days scheduled for the second and last Sundays of each month from the middle of May through the end of October.

Greenlawn- Centerport Historical Society - the Greenlawn-Centerport Historical Society is the steward for the miniature Lollipop Farm Train that used to sit on the Lollipop Farm in Syosset. After restoration, the Lollipop train operates on the farm in Greenlawn every Saturday.

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