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Merrick, New York: Roadside Grave of Roxey the Railroad Dog Team Field Report

Sunrise Hwy, Merrick, NY
On the north side of Sunrise Hwy just west of its intersection with Merrick Ave. Pull into the drop-off/pick-up parking lot for the Merrick train station. The tiny gravestone is just east of Merrick Ave., along Sunrise Hwy, up against the guard rail.
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Roadside Grave of Roxey the Railroad Dog

Roxey the Long Island Railroad dog rode the rails with Teddy Roosevelt and countless everyday commuters. His train station grave, once peaceful, is now next to a highway guardrail. Report... [10/18/2012]

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Roxey grave.

Roadside Grave of Roxey the Railroad Dog

Not at all hard to find, as it's right next to Sunrise Highway, directly in front of the ticket office. Easily spotted when you pull into the parking lot.

[Dan Loisell, 07/16/2022]
Roxey the Railroad Dog Grave

The little stones placed on top of Roxey's tombstone is an old Jewish custom to show that she is still visited and loved. Until the 1960s a little water pipe would fill the bowl for other strays, which back then were a familiar sight. Sunrise Highway was under a canopy of trees until it was widened.

[Prof. George Leonard, 03/27/2022]

Roxey grave.

Roadside Grave of Roxey the Railroad Dog

Yep. Pretty simple. Someone had placed flowers there.

[Jay Leonard, 03/01/2019]

Railroad Dog marker.

Roadside Grave of Roxey the Railroad Dog

If you park at the Merrick Train Station/pick up and go to the third entrance, you will see a firemen memorial. If you are at the sign, then walk across the street to a tree. Go two bushes past and there, almost unseen, is the gravestone marker.

[Anthony B, 06/29/2014]

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