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Great River is a simple intermediate stop on the Montauk Branch. It is bypassed by all the express trains going the full distance to and from Montauk except for the couple of trips that make all local stops after Babylon. The station is extremely simple with two four-car high-level side platforms for the two-track line built in about 2000. These are each a short ways (maybe 100 feet) west of the grade crossing of Connequot Avenue that provides the only connection between the platform. Each platform has turquoise railings and a single shelter, nearly fully enclosed by maroon and cream colored windscreens. Platform signs are a height that is taller than regular signs with space to add a secondary name but this area is blank and white. Each has a bench inside, the only one for waiting passengers. On the Montauk-bound platform a canopy only covers the windscreened area. On the New York-bound platform this canopy extends slightly in each direction and covers portions of the ramps off this platform. Just below the platform along the parking lot on the Montauk-bound side is a white wooden shelter with a singled, angled roof. A historical sign says this shelter replaced the original depot that burned down in 1943, and was moved to the south side of the tracks in 1999 so the new high-level platforms could be built for the C3s. This shelter is along the small main (free and unrestricted) parking lot between this platform and parallel Hawthorne Avenue. Along the New York-bound platform are a few parking spaces. There are additional parking spaces but these are for a multi-family apartment complex (that looks out of place) across from this platform.
All Photos: 20 June, 2014

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Getting off a Jamaica-bound train
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The TVMs in their own Tickets shelter is below the platform
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DE30AC #410 pushes a crowded 4 car Jamaica-bound train that originated in Montauk
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DE30AC #410 continues leaving
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The shelter on the Points East Platform
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The shelter alongside the Points East Platform
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The canopy on the New York-bound platform is slightly larger
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The ramp off of the New York-bound platform
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A street view of the shelter structure and small canopies on each side
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Looking down to the platforms from the grade crossing, the one connection between the platforms
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Looking straight down the tracks
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Great River Depot Landmark sign
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Parking ot along the Points East-bound platform
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Dual Mode DE #509 leads the Cannonball with its drumhead logo on its long non-stop run from New York-Penn Station all the way to Westhampton through Great River
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The 10 C3s of the Cannonball go through the grade crossing
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Dual-Mode #509 brings up the rear of the two locomotive Cannonball
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The Cannonball fades into the distance
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