Calverton (LIRR station)

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Calverton
Station statistics
Address Edwards and Railroad Avenues
Calverton, New York
Coordinates 40°54′32″N 72°44′36″W / 40.908794°N 72.743343°W / 40.908794; -72.743343Coordinates: 40°54′32″N 72°44′36″W / 40.908794°N 72.743343°W / 40.908794; -72.743343
Line(s)
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 1880
Closed 1958
Electrified No
Formerly Baiting Hollow
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Manorville station Main Line
(current and former locations)
Riverhead station

Calverton was a station stop along the Greenport Branch of the Long Island Rail Road in Calverton, New York. The station was built in 1880 and closed in 1958.

History[edit]

Calverton station was originally built around 1880 as Baiting Hollow. It was also intended to be the terminus of one of two formerly proposed extensions of the Wading River Branch.[1] The depot closed and moved to undisclosed location around 1922 and second depot built further east around same year, which was located on Railroad Avenue between North River Road and Edwards Avenue. Calverton was the site of the deadly Golden’s Pickle Works wreck on Friday, August 13, 1926.[2] The station closed in 1958, and despite being closed, the shelter for the station has remained standing as recently as October 2013.[3][4] [5]

West of the station, a spur to the Naval Weapons Industrial Reserve Plant used by Grumman closed in the early 1990s. In February 2010 plans were announced to reactivate the spur in a $3.5 million rehabilitation for freight trains of the New York & Atlantic Railway to serve an industrial park at the airport. Funds come from the federal stimulus funding. The spur parallels Connecticut Avenue to the airport.[6][7]

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