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Hopewell Depot Restoration 4/6/2013 (rshsdepot)
 
« Reply #140 on: Apr 6th, 2013, 11:51pm »
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Date: Sat, 06 Apr 2013 22:59:01 -0400
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Saturday 4/6/2013 Work continued on setting up the museum displays. Two
original oak swivel chairs have been cleaned up and are ready for
display.
 
 Next work session will be Wednesday 4/10/2013.
 
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Hopewell Depot Restoration 4/10/2013 (rshsdepot)
 
« Reply #141 on: Apr 11th, 2013, 10:48am »
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Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2013 23:56:06 -0400
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Wednesday 4/10/2013 On a cool and cloudy day we continued the inside
work on the museum section.
 
 With some welding on a broken leg and a lot of elbow grease, we now
have another stove to be displayed in the Visitor Center. Stop around
and look at what we are doing. Maybe you could even give a helping hand
such as being a tour guide or raising funds to continue the work.
 
 Next work session will be Saturday 4/13/2013.
 
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Hopewell Depot Restoration 4/13/13 (rshsdepot)
 
« Reply #142 on: Apr 14th, 2013, 10:15am »
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Date: Sat, 13 Apr 2013 23:40:41 -0400
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Subject: Hopewell Depot Restoration 4/13/13 (rshsdepot)
 
 
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Saturday 4/13/13 Among the items donated today was a New Haven RR Ticket
Collector's cap badge. Meanwhile the museum preparations continued.
 Are you interested in helping to restore the Hopewell Depot ? Stop
around on a Saturday or Wednesday and see for yourself what progress we
are making.
 We have openings for part time tour guides for the coming summer
season.
 
 Next work session will be Wednesday 4/17/13.
 
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Hopewell Depot Restoration 4/17/2013 (rshsdepot)
 
« Reply #143 on: Apr 18th, 2013, 10:50am »
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Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2013 23:51:43 -0400
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Subject: Hopewell Depot Restoration 4/17/2013 (rshsdepot)
 
 
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Wednesday 4/17/2013 Among today's donations was a copy of the New Haven
RR stockholders report for 1889.
 
This pot-belly stove was listed in the Montgomery Wards catalog for
$11.95 when new.
 
We are currently setting up the museum displays scheduled to be opened
in June.
We need volunteers for tour guides. If you are interested just contact
us.
 
 Next work session will be Saturday 4/20/2013.
 
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Hopewell Depot Restoration (rshsdepot)
 
« Reply #144 on: Apr 20th, 2013, 11:47pm »
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Date: Sat, 20 Apr 2013 23:40:27 -0400
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Saturday 4/20/2013 The major activity today was a production line to
make bluebird houses out of left over depot wood. These bird houses are
designed specifically to attract bluebirds. They are available in kit
form or assembled. Kits are $15 or two for $25. The assembled birdhouses
are $25 each. All profits go into the Depot Restoration. If you would
like to attract bluebirds into your yard then stop by and pick up one or
two birdhouses.
 
 Don't forget the annual membership meeting on Friday 4/25 at the depot
at 7:00 PM. The main subjects will be election of officers for the
coming year and bylaws revision. There will be a table at the meeting if
you want to join or renew your membership..
 
 Next depot work session will be Wednesday 4/24.
 
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Hopewell Depot Restoration (rshsdepot)
 
« Reply #145 on: Apr 23rd, 2013, 7:29am »
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Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2013 23:44:12 -0400
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4/22/2013 CORRECTION to the previous note
 
 The correct date for the Annual Membership meeting is Thursday 4/25 at
the depot at 7:00 PM. The main topics will be election of officers for
the coming year and updates to the by-laws.
 There will be a table to join or renew your membership.
 
 The next work session at the depot will be Wednesday 4/24.
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Hopewell Depot Restoration 4/24/2013 (rshsdepot)
 
« Reply #146 on: Apr 25th, 2013, 9:28am »
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Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2013 00:41:55 -0400
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Subject: Hopewell Depot Restoration 4/24/2013 (rshsdepot)
 
 
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Wednesday 4/24/2013 Most of today's depot work was preparing the
building for the annual membership meeting tomorrow (Thursday 4/25).
The floor is swept and chairs arranged.
 
Public is invited. The main subjects will be election of officers for
next year and revisions to the by-laws. There will be a table so you
can join or renew your membership.
 
We also had a donation of a pair of RR crossing blinker lights.
 
Next work session at the depot will be Saturday 4/27.
 
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Hopewell Depot Restoration 4/27/2013 (rshsdepot)
 
« Reply #147 on: Apr 28th, 2013, 12:11am »
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Date: Sun, 28 Apr 2013 00:04:24 -0400
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Before and after photos of the Hopewell Depot. December 2010 and
April 2013.
 
The depot has been transformed in less then 2 and a half years.
 
We are now setting up the interior museum displays and hosting visitors
from the Rail Trail and the community.
 
 The next work session will be Wednesday 5/1 2013.
 
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Re: Hopewell Depot Restoration (rshsdepot)
 
« Reply #148 on: Apr 28th, 2013, 5:55pm »
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Yep, considerable differnce there. Good work, and a lot of it.

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Hopewell Depot Restoration 5/1/2013 (rshsdepot)
 
« Reply #149 on: May 2nd, 2013, 10:32am »
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Date: Wed, 01 May 2013 23:49:45 -0400
From: Bernie  
Subject: Hopewell Depot Restoration 5/1/2013 (rshsdepot)
 
 
If you like to talk and have an interest in railroads, history, and the
colorful 100+ year transition from rural farming to
suburban development of this area, then maybe you can help us.
 
We need people to spend a few hours a week explaining the history of the
Hopewell Junction Depot, the railroads of Dutchess County
and how the last 100 plus years changed Hopewell Junction. Specifically
we need people to be Tour Guides to answer questions and
spin the story for our visitors. We usually have visitors in small
groups, and rarely more than few at a time.
 
We are normally open Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays during the summer
months. If you can spend about four hours on one day a
week, showing our visitors around, then please contact us.
 
Mark Schriever
mschriever AT optonline DOT net
845-897-0679
 
The next Depot work session will be Saturday 5/4/2013.
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Hopewell Depot Restoration 5/4/2013 (rshsdepot)
 
« Reply #150 on: May 5th, 2013, 9:00am »
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Date: Sat, 04 May 2013 23:41:56 -0400
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5/4/2013 Perfect spring weather brought out a lot of foot traffic on the
Rail Trail today. Meanwhile our volunteers built a new set of display
shelves for the Visitor Center.
 
 The next work session will be Wednesday 5/8/2013.
 
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Hopewell Depot Restoration (rshsdepot)
 
« Reply #151 on: May 9th, 2013, 4:07pm »
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Date: Thu, 09 May 2013 15:08:54 -0400
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Wednesday 5/8/2013 On a rainy day there was almost no traffic on the
Rail Tral today. But our volunteers continued with the inside work for
the museum section.
 
 Needed: Volunteer tour guides. Training provided. The more volunteers
we have, the fewer hours any one will be asked to serve.
 
 Save the date for the Artist Expo at the Depot on Sunday 19 May from 2
to 5 PM. There will be several local artists displaying their work plus
music and light refreshments. Admission will be $5.
 Please support our first fund raiser of the year.
 
 Next depot work session will be Saturday 5/11/2013.
 
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Hopewell Depot Restoration 5/11/2013 (rshsdepot)
 
« Reply #152 on: May 12th, 2013, 8:56am »
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Date: Sat, 11 May 2013 23:30:12 -0400
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5/11/2013 Be sure to bring all your friends to the Art and Music Expo
at the depot on Sunday May 19th from 2 to 5 PM. We are a non-profit
group so we need funds to pay for the daily operating expenses of the
depot.
 
We also need part time volunteer tour guides. We provide the training.
The more volunteers we have, the fewer hours any one will be asked to
serve.
 
We are normally open Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays during the summer
months. If you can spend about four hours on one day a week, showing our
visitors around, then please contact us.
 
 Mark Schriever
 mschriever AT optonline DOT net
 845-897-0679
 
Among today's interesting donations was a set of collapsible prohibition
style drinking cups in a leather carrying case. This fits right into
the depot history. After all it was a speakeasy all during prohibition
days.
 
The next depot work session will be Wednesday 5/15/2013.
 
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Hopewell Depot Restoration 5/15/2013 (rshsdepot)
 
« Reply #153 on: May 16th, 2013, 9:11am »
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Date: Thu, 16 May 2013 00:13:22 -0400
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Subject: Hopewell Depot Restoration 5/15/2013 (rshsdepot)
 
 
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Wednesday 5/15/2013 Work continued on setting up museum displays and
building a cart for the coffee pot.
 
 One of our volunteers brought in a working model of a gasoline engine
that he built from scratch in his machine shop. We had a full size
version to pump water on the farm where I grew up. It brought back a lot
of old memories.
 
 Don't forget the Art and Music Expo at the depot on Sunday from 2 to
5. We expect six artists will be displaying and selling their work. Come
on down and support our fund raising event.
 
 Next work session will be Saturday 5/18/2013.
 
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« Reply #154 on: May 19th, 2013, 10:27am »
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Date: Sat, 18 May 2013 22:25:46 -0400
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Saturday 5/18/2013 We had some surprise guests at the depot this
afternoon. A wedding party showed up for a photo session.
 
Most of today's work was preparing for the Art and Music Expo at the
depot tomorrow from 2:00 to 5:00 PM.
We will have six artists showing their work along with music and
refreshments for an admission of $5. All profits go toward restoring the
depot.
 
We also are looking for part time tour guides and sales people for a
couple hours a week over the summer. Come on down and join the fun. We
will train you on Hopewell Depot Railroad History in the bargain.
 
I will be doing a combination railroad talk and slide show at the
Danbury RR Museum on Wednesday 5/22 starting about 7:00 PM.
The subject will be the Helper/Pusher engines that were based here in
Hopewell for many years to push heavy trains over Stormville Mountain.
 
Does anybody out there have a couple used laptop computers to donate ?
We have two donated computer displays and we need computers to drive
them with railroad photos in the museum.
 
Next work session will be Wednesday 5/22/2013.
 
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« Reply #155 on: May 20th, 2013, 10:43am »
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Date: Sun, 19 May 2013 23:50:12 -0400
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5/19/2013 Despite the gloomy weather the depot Art and Music Expo went
very well. Three artists and three photographers showed their work to
the background music of "Licensed to dream". The music was original
compositions in the classical style. Of course the refreshment table was
also popular.
 
 I will be doing a combination railroad talk and slide show at the
Danbury RR Museum on Wednesday 5/22 starting about 7:00 PM.
 The subject will be the Hopewell Junction Helper/Pusher engines that
were based here in Hopewell for many years to push heavy trains over
Stormville Mountain.
 
 Next work session at the depot will be Wednesday 5/22.
 
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Hopewell Depot Restoration 5/22/2013 (rshsdepot)
 
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Date: Thu, 23 May 2013 23:41:50 -0400
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5/22/2013 Railroads needed accurate time to keep trains running on time.
That is why the railroads invented the standard time system and time
zones that we still use today. Every station had to have good clocks.
Now the Hopewell Depot has three working Seth Thomas 8-day wind-up
station clocks.
 
This antique telephone represents the first phone in Hopewell Junction.
The depot was connected to the roundhouse and the agents home.
This will now be part of the agents office display in the depot.
 
 We are still looking for used laptop computers to drive our donated
display panels. Anybody have one or two ?
 
 The next work session will be after the Memorial Day weekend on
Wednesday 5/29.
 
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Hopewell Depot Restoration 5/25/2013 (rshsdepot)
 
« Reply #157 on: May 26th, 2013, 8:19am »
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Date: Sat, 25 May 2013 23:49:04 -0400
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5/25/2013 It was a cold rainy day with little traffic on the Rail Trail
but inside work continued on museum displays
 
Come to the Hopewell Depot Open House to Celebrate New York's Path
Through History, 36 Railroad Avenue (off Rte 376, at the Hopewell
Junction end of the Rail Trail) in Hopewell Junction
Saturday, June 8th (rain date June 9th) 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Free tours of our new museum exhibits.
Our beautifully restored building is now ready with exhibits of railroad
history and life in Southern Dutchess County. Learn how the railroad
changed lives. Families welcome.
 
Next work session will be Wednesday 5/29/2013.
 
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Hopewell Depot Restoration 6/1/2013 (rshsdepot)
 
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Date: Sun, 02 Jun 2013 00:44:40 -0400
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6/1/2013 The museum displays are coming together nicely. There will be
a display board with working telegraph parts.
 
Most of today was spent sorting and arranging items for display. We are
shooting to have the museum in some presentable condition for next
weekend.
 
On Saturday, June 8th there will be an open house at the Hopewell
Junction Depot (rain date June 9th). This is a New York State "Paths
Through History "event. New museum displays, music and free tours.
Stop around and check out what we have been doing. The railroads of
Hopewell Junction were a big part of life in Dutchess County 100 years
ago.
 
Next work session will be Wednesday 6/5.
 
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Hopewell Depot Restoration 6/5/2013 (rshsdepot)
 
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6/5/2013 We are just about ready for the open house this weekend
(Saturday 6/8 or rain date Sunday 6/9). The latest addition to our
museum displays is an interactive railroad map. Just push a year button
and see which railroads were active that year. We also have a working
telegraph display so you can practice your Morse Code. There will be
two video displays telling the history of Hopewell Junction railroads
and the depot restoration.
 
We plan to have light refreshments and historical tours by trained tour
guides including "Mr. Conductor". He might even punch your ticket for
you. Bring the family around and see what the railroad agent's office
looked like 100 years ago. The first telephone in Hopewell Junction was
in that room. Yes, it has a crank on the side.
 
Come on down. We would be happy to talk to you about the rich railroad
history of Hopewwell Junction.
 
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The Railroad Station Historical Society maintains a database of existing
railroad structures at: http://www.rrshs.org


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