• Rail service to Calverton?

  • Discussion related to NYAR operations on Long Island. Official web site can be found here: www.anacostia.com/nyar/nyar.html. Also includes discussion related to NYNJ Rail, the carfloat operation successor to New York Cross Harbor that connects with NYAR.
Discussion related to NYAR operations on Long Island. Official web site can be found here: www.anacostia.com/nyar/nyar.html. Also includes discussion related to NYNJ Rail, the carfloat operation successor to New York Cross Harbor that connects with NYAR.
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  by freightguy
 
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.
  by Nova55
 
RFP's went out not to long ago for rails service so im told.
  by The Tenth Legion
 
Hopefully the Town of Riverhead won't cock things up again at Calverton....
  by jayrmli
 
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.

Jay
  by tj48
 
Nova55 wrote:RFP's went out not to long ago for rails service so im told.
What's an "RFP"?
  by alchemist
 
Request For Proposal. Soliciting bids for the job.
  by The Tenth Legion
 
I wonder if they'll use the existing trackage, or will there be a new right of way for the spur(s)???
  by Nova55
 
Im more curious as to how there gonna get around the part still owned by the USN.
  by The Tenth Legion
 
I thought the Navy completely vacated the property when they conveyed it to the Town of Riverhead back in the Nineties?
  by jayrmli
 
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.

Jay
  by Tommy5
 
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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  by The Tenth Legion
 
Anything new with this going on?
  by JMBethpage
 
Look at today's (10/27) Newsday page A23. The Town of Riverhead will be getting state funds to rehabilitate the Calverton spur.
  by The Tenth Legion
 
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.
  by Nova55
 
There never was a wye there..
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