RAILROAD HISTORY

Sag Harbor Railroad History

The Sag Harbor Branch of the Long Island Rail Road was the eastern
terminal on the south shore line from 1869 to 1895. From 1895 to 1939
it was a spur from Bridgehampton to Sag Harbor.

The Sag Harbor Line remained the farthest point on the LIRR’s south
shore until 1895 when the tracks were extended from Bridgehampton to
Montauk. During World War I, a freight spur on Long Wharf delivered
torpedoes for the E.W. Bliss Company for testing in the harbor. There
were also spurs along the present day Long Pond Greenbelt so the trains
could transport ice that was harvested from the ponds.

The Sag Harbor branch was abandoned in 1940. The road bed is now a
hiking trail within the Long Pond Greenbelt. The freight building now
houses the Sag Harbor Garden Center.

Visit the “Sag Harbor Railroad Museum” at the Sag Harbor Garden Center
to view photos and other memorabilia.

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