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Sea Cliff is a fitting name for this station because it is built directly into a hill with the depot above the New York-bound platform almost overlooking it. The station has two 4-car side platforms a short ways beyond the grade crossing of Sea Cliff Avenue that is the only connection between them. These high-level platforms each have the late 1990s design of green fencing and black lampposts but for shelter for waiting passengers there is a single historic wooden gabled roof shed, one of the few older shelters left on the LIRR with a bench inside it. This is the only provision for waiting passengers. The Oyster Bay-bound platform is along its own small parking lot with staircases and a ramp up to it. The New York-bound platform has access via a walkway to a ramp up from the grade crossing as well as from its slightly larger parking lot that is higher than the platform because the station is built into a hill. On the edge of this parking lot, overlooking above the platform and tracks, is where the historic Sea Cliff depot is. It opened in 1888 as a plaque on the building informs and is on the National Register of historic places. It is a brick building with a gabled roof and large sheltered areas coming off from either side that form a bit of an observation platform above the tracks. These areas were designed for the loading and unloading of carriages. The waiting room inside with some modern curved wooden benches and a restroom is still open from 5am to 2pm. It was staffed with a ticket agent until April 3, 1996 (Sandra Saslovsky, 'In Oyster Bay: LIRR Riders Await the Machine Age' Newsday March 24, 1996. E.09 Archive Link).
All photos taken on 2 December, 2011
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The depot along one of the parking lots
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The middle of the depot where the actual station is
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A vintage looking sign hanging from the porch area to one side of the depot
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The depot is fenced in above the platform
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The two platforms also have historic restored waiting shelters
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The otherside of the depot raised above the platform
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Looking across to the Oyster Bay-bound platform
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One of two ramps up (this one from the grade crossing) to the New York-bound platform
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An older sign post at a station entrance
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Looking down on DM30AC #519 leading a Oyster Bay-bound train into the station
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A train of C3s enters
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A TVM inside the wooden canopied area that extends from the depot
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Plaque for the landmark built in 1888
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The little historic wooden canopy on the Oyster Bay-bound platform
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A bench inside the depot
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Another view inside
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