Calverton (LIRR station)
The former Calverton LIRR station on November 14, 2014.
|Location||Edwards and Railroad Avenues
Calverton, New York
|Previous names||Baiting Hollow (1880-1897)|
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. 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. The station closed in 1981. The disused metal station shelter currently remains.
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.
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