Calverton

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Emery Calverton-Grumman Plant 10/1957
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Emery Calverton MP69-70
10/1957
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Calverton LIRR maps 1966 page 72
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Calverton map 05/2012 
Research/Design: Glen Johnson
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Grumman Aviation Co. 
Peconic River Plant. 9/10/11
Photo: Neil Feldman
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Station c.1895  view N
Archive: Dave Keller

DEPOT BUILT: 1880 AS “BAITING
HOLLOW”, CLOSED AND MOVED
TO PRIVATE LOCATION: 1922
2ND DEPOT BUILT FURTHER EAST: 1922. AGENCY CLOSED: 1958
AND MOVED TO PRIVATE LOCATION. LAST LISTED IN ETT #4, EFF: 5/85 BUT WITH NO TRAINS STOPPING. NO LONGER LISTED IN PTT EFF: 5/16/86. Research: Dave Keller

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Calverton Station 2000 
Photo: Don M. Watson

The earlier 1880-era Calverton station was north of the tracks (see 1924 map inset above -Emery 10/57).  I date this image c. 1895 as there is a private road crossing in view and later images show a low level wooden station platform and high-level express platform across what once was the private crossing.  Emery's map inset states the private road was closed in 1924, but as this image was scanned from a stereoscope card of two images, to allow for a 3-D view when viewed thru the old viewer, and as stereoscopes were all the rage in the 1890s before actual photography became popular and Brownie cameras were available to everyone, I date this c. 1895.  
Research: Dave Keller

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Calverton runaround view E 1/01/2012
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Calverton runaround view W 1/01/2012
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Calverton runaround view W 1/01/2012
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Calverton siding entering industries view W 1/01/2012
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Calverton switch off main view E 1/01/2012
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Calverton switch off main view SE  1/01/2012
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Calverton siding River Rd crossing view N 1/01/2012 
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Calverton siding view W from creek 1/01/2012 
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Calverton crosswalk to creek view S 1/01/2012 
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Calverton end of Line view S 1/01/2012 
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Calverton end of Line view N 1/01/2012 
Information/Photos: Glen Johnson
 Metro Terminals plans to open a distribution terminal 
at Enterprise Park at Calverton, N.Y. 
April 11, 2012 [OPIS] - Brooklyn-based heating oil and energy supplier Metro Terminals will begin to offer in May ultra-low-sulfur diesel and biodiesel to ferries and tugboats from a new marine fueling dock facility at Newtown Creek in Brooklyn, N.Y

Also, Metro is working on a new rail project to link up its Brooklyn and Long Island diesel and biodiesel distribution terminals. Late last year, Metro opened a 1.06 million gal capacity biodiesel blending and distribution terminal at Enterprise Park at Calverton, N.Y.   

This will be the first time a fuel distributor offers biodiesel to waterborne vessels in New York City, Paul Pullo, owner of Metro, told OPIS in an interview on Tuesday.   

This will provide an alternative to existing distributors in New Jersey.   

Metro, which has sold diesel fuel to the maritime market for a number of years, has decided to move ahead with the fueling dock after consulting and receiving positive support from the New York City Economic Development Corporation and New York maritime associations.   

Those associations include the influential Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance, the founder of the annual City of Water Day on New York's Governor's Island, of which Metro was a founding fuel sponsor, providing biodiesel for its ceremonial tugs and ferries.   

Metro is a family-owned energy company that supplies and delivers bioheat, biodiesel, heating oil, ultra-low-sulfur diesel, natural gas and gasoline in the New York Metropolitan Area with Metro's own 55-truck fleet from its storage facilities.     

Metro's marine dock at Newtown Creek, which is at to its Greenpoint terminal, will offer a biodiesel blend of B2 to B20 to the marine vessels, similar to the company's offer for home heating oil.   

Metro will also offer ULSD to the marine vessels in New York City even though the lower-sulfur diesel is not currently required by the state or city. The maximum sulfur content for marine diesel is capped at 500 ppm.   

Pullo said that Metro's price offers in the marine diesel market would be competitive with other biodiesel sellers in New Jersey.  

"Biodiesel is very much cleaner burning (than traditional diesel) and it is better for the environment," Pullo said, adding that Metro has had a stellar track record of selling biodiesel in New York City since 2006.   

Also, biodiesel has more lubricity than traditional diesel, and it has no cold flow issues onboard ships as temperature seldom drops below freezing, he said.  Chemical additives could also be added to combat cold flow issues if needed. Added to TankTerminals.com on: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 by OPIS.