Rail service to Calverton?

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Rail service to Calverton?

Postby freightguy » Tue Dec 23, 2008 7:03 pm

I saw on News 12 tonight an oil/biofuel company (Metro) brought 18 acres on former Grumman property. They are going to use the old Navy fuel storage tanks. I wonder if they are considering rail service in the future? Someone at work mentioned that their was interest in putting the switch back in a recent newspaper article. I believe the New York & Atlantic used to use Metro to fuel the locomotives at Fresh Pond.
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Re: Calverton

Postby Nova55 » Tue Dec 23, 2008 9:05 pm

RFP's went out not to long ago for rails service so im told.
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Re: Calverton

Postby The Tenth Legion » Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:33 pm

Hopefully the Town of Riverhead won't cock things up again at Calverton....
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Re: Calverton

Postby jayrmli » Wed Dec 24, 2008 1:38 am

Hopefully the Town of Riverhead won't cock things up again at Calverton....


They will. They had an almost $1 million grant to replace the switch and repair the track, and overruled the railroad's engineering report, which said it could be done for the money alotted. The Town's Engineers (who have a world of railroading experience) said it could only be done for double the price that was allotted.

When you tell the Federal Government "no" to grant money already issued, the spigot runs dry.

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Re: Calverton

Postby tj48 » Fri Dec 26, 2008 9:41 am

Nova55 wrote:RFP's went out not to long ago for rails service so im told.


What's an "RFP"?
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Re: Calverton

Postby alchemist » Fri Dec 26, 2008 10:24 am

Request For Proposal. Soliciting bids for the job.
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Re: Calverton

Postby The Tenth Legion » Fri Dec 26, 2008 11:52 pm

I wonder if they'll use the existing trackage, or will there be a new right of way for the spur(s)???
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Re: Calverton

Postby Nova55 » Sat Dec 27, 2008 2:18 am

Im more curious as to how there gonna get around the part still owned by the USN.
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Re: Calverton

Postby The Tenth Legion » Sat Dec 27, 2008 11:15 am

I thought the Navy completely vacated the property when they conveyed it to the Town of Riverhead back in the Nineties?
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Re: Calverton

Postby jayrmli » Sun Dec 28, 2008 2:34 am

Part of the Calverton property was held by the government due to soil remediation issues. Ask anyone who worked at Calverton during the Grumman heyday what went on, and you'll know why.

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Re: Calverton

Postby Tommy5 » Thu Jan 22, 2009 4:15 pm

The Tenth Legion wrote:I wonder if they'll use the existing trackage, or will there be a new right of way for the spur(s)???


I think the original ROW would be brought back, as far as existing trackage, this should answer your question

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Re: Calverton

Postby The Tenth Legion » Tue Aug 18, 2009 7:22 am

Anything new with this going on?
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Re: Rail service to Calverton?

Postby JMBethpage » Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:19 am

Look at today's (10/27) Newsday page A23. The Town of Riverhead will be getting state funds to rehabilitate the Calverton spur.
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Re: Rail service to Calverton?

Postby The Tenth Legion » Tue Oct 27, 2009 7:22 pm

Is it possible, for maximum flexibility, that the wye will be restored? Also, will any addition spurs being added off the existing trackage within the complex? Will a team yard be added in case it's not feasible to build new spurs directly to customers within the complex? Thanks.
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Re: Rail service to Calverton?

Postby Nova55 » Tue Oct 27, 2009 7:56 pm

There never was a wye there..
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