LOCATED BETWEEN SOUTH OYSTER BAY - LATER MASSAPEQUA - AND AMITYVILLE, UNQUA STATION
APPEARS IN THE MAY 30, 1880 EMPLOYE TIME TABLE AND AS A FLAG STOP IN THE JUNE 19, 1880
PUBLIC TIME TABLE. THE JULY 28, 1881 PUBLIC TIME TABLE SHOWS AS A FOOTNOTE THAT ONE
EASTWARD AND ONE WESTWARD TRAIN WOULD STOP ON SIGNAL - A FLAG STOP.
THE 1880 EMPLOYE TABLE SHOWS THAT TRAIN NUMBERS 53
AND 78 - BOTH FREIGHT TRAINS - WOULD STOP ON SIGNAL!
AFTER 1881 AND UNTIL AT LEAST MARCH, 1893
UNQUA APPEARS ON MONTHLY FREIGHT REPORTS.
EMPLOYE TIME TABLE OF MAY 30, 1880
JUNE 19, 1880 PUBLIC TIME TABLE
JULY 28, 1881 PUBLIC TIME TABLE
THIS FREIGHT REPORT FORM WAS PRINTED IN MARCH 1893.
WE HAVE NOT SEEN UNQUA ON A MAP AND DO NOT KNOW ITS DISTANCE FROM LONG ISLAND
CITY OR SOUTH OYSTER BAY STATION. PERHAPS IT WAS LOCATED AT THE PUMPING STATION
FOR THE BROOKLYN - LATER NEW YORK CITY - DEPARTMENT OF WATER SUPPLY.
BILL SLADE RECEIVED THIS LETTER FROM PAUL BAILEY OF THE LONG ISLAND FORUM
JOHN FUSTO WRITES:
I remember you were trying to find more info on Unqua Station a while back.
I recently stumbled on this:
Towards the bottom it reads:
"In 1868, the first steam train came along and the Floyd-Jones families had a private station
built on their side of the track, just west of Unqua road. The Southside Railroad also had a
station west of Hicksville Road called the South Oyster Bay Station."
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