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Upcoming Lloyd Historical Society Program (rshsdepot)
 
« Reply #280 on: Dec 1st, 2015, 10:58am »
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Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2015 20:25:06 -0500 (EST)
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Subject: Upcoming Lloyd Historical Society Program (rshsdepot)
 
 
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Town of Lloyd Historical Preservation Society
 
 
12 Church Street-Highland, NY 12528
 
 
CONTACT: Donna Deeprose
 
(845) 255-7742
 
 
ARTICLE AND PICTURE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
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Lloyd Historical Society to Sponsor
Speaker on Hopewell Depot Restoration
 
Bernard Rudberg, retired IBM engineer and railroad enthusiast, writer,
and lecturer, will speak at the December 7 program of the Town of Lloyd
Historical Preservation Society (TOLHPS). Past president of the
Hopewell Depot Restoration Corporation, he will describe how he and a
group of fellow railroad and history buffs restored the abandoned and
partially burned depot at Hopewell Junction. The program will be held
at 7 pm in the Vineyard Commons Theater in Highland.
 Rudberg is the author of three books, Twenty-five Years on
the ND&C: A History of the Newburgh, Dutchess & Connecticut Railroad;
Hopewell Junction, a Railroaders Town; and Hopewell Depot, Railroad
Years and Restoration.
 He grew up in New Jersey, the son of Swedish immigrants
whose family ties to railroads in rural Sweden went back at least three
generations. His great grandfather was stationmaster in a small town
called "Polcirkeln" where the tracks cross the Arctic Circle on the way
north to Narvik on the Arctic Ocean. His grandfather was foreman of a
station in a junction town near the Arctic Circle. So perhaps he
inherited the passion that inspired him to try to restore the Hopewell
Depot that had been built in 1873 and deserted in 1982, a few years
after the 1974 closing of the Poughkeepsie-Highland Bridge brought local
train traffic to a near standstill.
 Restoring the depot faced big obstacles, not the least of
which was the damage from a fire set by arsonists in 1986. But with the
formation of the Hopewell Depot Restoration Corporation in 1996,
fundraising and construction went into full swing, culminating in the
opening of the Rail Trail Visitor Center in 2012 and Hopewell Depot
Railroad Museum in 2013. The restored depot is at the eastern end of
the Dutchess County Rail Trail, which flows westward onto Walkway Over
the Hudson to meet up with the Hudson Valley Rail Trail in Highland.
 Rudberg's efforts on behalf of the depot led him to the
Beacon Historical Society, where he discovered 48 volumes of ledger
books, each 700 pages, handwritten on onion skin paper and containing
everything that happened to the railroad that ran across Dutchess County
from 1879 to 1984. Rudberg read every word. As he tells it in the
Hudson Valley Institute's Oral Histories of Walkway Over the Hudson,
that included "whose pig got run over" and when the washroom sink got
clogged up. Based on these extensive records, Rudberg wrote Twenty-five
Years on the ND&C, detailing the stories of the numerous small railroads
that used to link up to move goods and people throughout Dutchess and
Colombia Counties, south into New York City, eastward into New England,
and west across the Hudson to the rest of the country, first on barges
and later over the Poughkeepsie-Highland Bridge.
 While Rudberg will focus his presentation on the Hopewell
Depot, he might be persuaded to tell some of his Walkway stories too,
like the one about the fireman who was afraid of heights and hid under
the consul every time his train crossed the bridge 212 feet above the
water.
 Vineyard Commons, where the December program will take
place, is at 300 Vineyard Avenue, about a mile and a quarter from the
Hamlet of Highland on Route 44/55, just south of the Hudson Valley
Rehabilitation Center. The program is free and open to everyone. To
reach the theater, turn into Vineyard Commons and follow signs to
Building 6. Early arrivers get the best parking spaces. Free
refreshments will be available.
 For more information, call 845-255-7742, visit the TOLHPS
website at www.tolhps.org <http://www.tolhps.org> , or look for Town of
Lloyd Historical Preservation Society on Facebook.
 
Photo Captions
 
Bernard Rudberg, with his wife, Celeste, in front of the Hopewell Depot
Railroad Museum. Rudberg will speak on the restoration of the depot at
the Dec. 7 program of the Town of Lloyd Historical Preservation Society
in Highland.
 
The Hopewell Railroad Depot in 1905. Bernard Rudberg will speak on the
restoration of the depot at the Dec. 7 program of the Town of Lloyd
Historical Preservation Society in Highland.
 
 
 
 
 
 
_______________________________________________
The Stationmaster - Hopewell Depot Restoration Corp. News
http://hopewelldepot.org * info AT hopewelldepot DOT org * 845-202-0990
https://www.facebook.com/hopewelldepot
To subscribe or unsubscribe visit http://stationmaster.hopewelldepot.org
Hopewell Depot Restoration Corp is a NYS registered 501(c)(3). Our mission is to preserve and restore the last railroad building in Hopewell Junction, NY.
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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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Hopewell Depot Restoration 12/5/2015 (rshsdepot)
 
« Reply #281 on: Dec 6th, 2015, 2:23am »
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Date: Sat, 05 Dec 2015 19:42:03 -0500 (EST)
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Subject: Hopewell Depot Restoration 12/5/2015 (rshsdepot)
 
 
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 The frame for the switch tower is coming along nicely. The Clivis
Multrum equipment for the restrooms is in place in the basement. We
expect to have it all covered before the winter snows. The plan is to
complete the building early in the spring. We will have a grand opening
for the new Rail Trail restrooms.
 
If you are curious, stop around and take a look at what we are doing We
could use more donations to help complete the building.
 
The Depot will be open on winter hours on Saturdays from 10:00 till
4:00. We would be glad to see you.
 
 
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Hopewell Depot Restoration 12/12/15 (rshsdepot)
 
« Reply #282 on: Dec 13th, 2015, 12:38am »
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Date: Sat, 12 Dec 2015 20:28:47 -0500 (EST)
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Subject: Hopewell Depot Restoration 12/12/15 (rshsdepot)
 
 
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 The building inspector came on Thursday and gave the OK for the
basement work. Our contractor filled in the dirt around the basement
walls. Now we can walk over to the construction. Next big step will be
to add the top story to the switch tower. The warm weather has helped
us get a lot of work done.
 
The Depot is on winter hours and will be open Saturdays from 10:00 till
4:00.
 
 
_______________________________________________
The Stationmaster - Hopewell Depot Restoration Corp. News
http://hopewelldepot.org * info AT hopewelldepot DOT org * 845-202-0990
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Hopewell Depot Restoration 12/19/15 (rshsdepot)
 
« Reply #283 on: Dec 19th, 2015, 11:43pm »
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Date: Sat, 19 Dec 2015 21:31:29 -0500 (EST)
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 The weather has turned colder and we had snow flurries today. Despite
the cold and wind, our volunteers continued work on the switch tower.
The frame is in place for the top floor and the roof. The scaffolding
is in place for the roof work and upper floor windows. On the ground
floor there is a new door to the restroom area. You may note the small
tree attached to the roof. This is the traditional construction topping
off tree, Wr should have the roof covered and the widows in before the
winter snows. There is a lot of interior work to be done. We expect to
have a grand opening some time around May.
 
The Depot will be open on Saturdays from 10:00 till 4:00.
 
 
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The Stationmaster - Hopewell Depot Restoration Corp. News
http://hopewelldepot.org * info AT hopewelldepot DOT org * 845-202-0990
https://www.facebook.com/hopewelldepot
To subscribe or unsubscribe visit http://stationmaster.hopewelldepot.org
Hopewell Depot Restoration Corp is a NYS registered 501(c)(3). Our mission is to preserve and restore the last railroad building in Hopewell Junction, NY.
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Hopewell Depot bRestoration 12/26/2015 (rshsdepot)
 
« Reply #284 on: Dec 26th, 2015, 7:51pm »
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Date: Sat, 26 Dec 2015 19:40:31 -0500 (EST)
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Despite the grey drizzly weather we had quite a few visitors from the
Rail Trail today.
Among the recent donations were a RR check embossing machine, two
lanterns and a Bordens Milk carrier.
 
Tower construction has added vapor barrier to the lower floor walls
If the weather holds out, we expect to enclose the top story and install
the windows on Wednesday.
 
The Depot will be open on winter hours of 10:00 till 4:00 on
Saturdays..
 
 
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http://hopewelldepot.org * info AT hopewelldepot DOT org * 845-202-0990
https://www.facebook.com/hopewelldepot
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Hopewell Depot Restoration Corp is a NYS registered 501(c)(3). Our mission is to preserve and restore the last railroad building in Hopewell Junction, NY.
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Hopewell Depot Restoration 1/2/2016 (rshsdepot)
 
« Reply #285 on: Jan 2nd, 2016, 8:35pm »
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Date: Sat, 02 Jan 2016 19:50:54 -0500 (EST)
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 Winter weather arrived with 2016 but our volunteers still are working
to install windows on the top floor of our replica switch tower. Our
local town highway crew found an abandoned railroad crossing gate and
dropped it off at our depot.
 
We are producing a series of short videos starring "Mr Conductor" to
tell the story of Hopewell Junction railroading. We have completed the
first five videos and they are available on You Tube at the following
link.
 
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-AH3xL98-tm_HnYQFA-2WQ
 
There will be several more in the series as we get them recorded.
 
Stop by the Depot on a Saturday and check out our progress. There is
plenty of room for "Sidewalk Superintendents".
 
 
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http://hopewelldepot.org * info AT hopewelldepot DOT org * 845-202-0990
https://www.facebook.com/hopewelldepot
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Hopewell Depot Restoration Corp is a NYS registered 501(c)(3). Our mission is to preserve and restore the last railroad building in Hopewell Junction, NY.
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« Reply #286 on: Jan 3rd, 2016, 7:00pm »
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Interesting. you definitely want your tower weathered in before too much precipitation happens.
 
Planning to get the crossing gate working? Or just cosmetically restored?


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« Reply #287 on: Jan 3rd, 2016, 7:26pm »
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They are rushing to get it weather sealed. I have no idea about the crossing gate, we'll just have to wait and see.
 
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Hopewell Tower Article (rshsdepot)
 
« Reply #288 on: Jan 10th, 2016, 8:08pm »
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The attachment is a very nice two page article from the Poughkeepsie
Journal about our Hopewell Junction Tower project. There is also a link
below to a short video about the Tower project. HINT- you may get a
short commercial before the video starts.
 
http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/news/local/southern-dutchess/2016/01/06/hopewell-depot-restoration-dutchess-rail-trail/78265678/?hootPostID=13c635953f7c940b012cc674e72d3b6d
 
This is a reminder that we are still taking donations for operation and
maintenance of the Tower. We are also taking donations to build
displays in the top floor of the Tower. Construction is well underway
and we expect to have an opening ceremony around May. You can help with
a tax deductible donation or maybe you know where we can find some
railroad artifacts to illustrate Tower operations.
 
Check out our Depot web site for more information and videos.
 
http://hopewelldepot.org/
 
 
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Hopewell Depot Restoration Corp is a NYS registered 501(c)(3). Our mission is to preserve and restore the last railroad building in Hopewell Junction, NY.
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Hopewell Depot Restoration 1/16/16 (rshsdepot)
 
« Reply #289 on: Jan 16th, 2016, 11:25pm »
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The weather was warm for January today so we had quite a few visitors
from the Rail Trail.
 
The attachments are a three page article in this weeks Southern Dutchess
News. As it says, we are still looking for donations to complete the
tower and build displays for the top floor.
 
Hopewell Depot will be open again on Saturday from 10:00 till 4:00
unless we except if we get stormy weather.
 
 
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Hopewell Depot Restoration Corp is a NYS registered 501(c)(3). Our mission is to preserve and restore the last railroad building in Hopewell Junction, NY.
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Hopewell Depot Restoration 1 30/ 2016 (rshsdepot)
 
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 Despite the nippy winter weather, our volunteers have been working on
the exterior siding of the new signal tower. They are making it look as
close as possible to the photos of the original tower which was torn
down in 1938.. The "scalloped" siding is very visible in the old
photos. We expect to have the tower and restrooms open in the spring.
 
The Depot is running on winter hours and is open on Saturdays from 10:00
till 4:00. Stop around and chat for a while.
 
 
_______________________________________________
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http://hopewelldepot.org * info AT hopewelldepot DOT org * 845-202-0990
https://www.facebook.com/hopewelldepot
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Hopewell Depot Restoration Corp is a NYS registered 501(c)(3). Our mission is to preserve and restore the last railroad building in Hopewell Junction, NY.
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Hopewell Depot Restoration 2-20-2016 (rshsdepot)
 
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 In warm sunny weather we had six volunteers cutting, painting and
installing scallop siding on the new switch tower. It is actually
beginning to look like the original tower that was torn down in 1938.
There is still a lot of interior work like sheet rock and plumbing to be
done inside. The electrical inspection went with flying colors. We are
shooting for a grand opening in May.
 
On a sunny day, we had quite a few visitors from the Rail Trail. The
Depot is on winter hours so we will be open Saturdays from 10:00 till
4:00. Stop around and check out our progress and chat a while. There
is plenty of room for sidewalk superintendents.
 
 
_______________________________________________
The Stationmaster - Hopewell Depot Restoration Corp. News
http://hopewelldepot.org * info AT hopewelldepot DOT org * 845-202-0990
https://www.facebook.com/hopewelldepot
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Hopewell Depot Restoration Corp is a NYS registered 501(c)(3). Our mission is to preserve and restore the last railroad building in Hopewell Junction, NY.
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Date: Sat, 27 Feb 2016 20:37:17 -0500 (EST)
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Sunny weather has helped our volunteers in cutting, painting and
installing siding on the switch tower replica. When the exterior is
done we can remove the scaffolding and work on the inside walls and
plumbing.
 
Meanwhile, we have added new chapters to the Mr Conductor short video
series. We now have 9 short videos about Hopewell Junction railroading
available on our Depot web site. Take a look at the following link and
click on Mr Conductor on the right side of the screen.
 
http://www.hopewelldepot.org
 
When you have a chance, stop around at the Depot on a Saturday and see
for yourself what we are doing. The Depot is open from 10:00 till 4:00
on Saturdays.
 
 
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« Reply #293 on: Feb 28th, 2016, 4:56pm »
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When I search The Hopewell Depot in my books it comes up as a station on what was the Delaware and Bound Brook railroad.  a junction railroad between Trenton and Bound Brook. It became a part of the Philadelphia and Reading system, on there New York and Philadelphia Line. The main depot building is a three story Mansard roofed brick building. A twin of this building was 4.7 miles south-west towards Philly at Pennington station. The only difference is it was made of stone blocks, and not bricks. There was also was a Old wood Jenkins gabled 1 story freight and goods warehouse at Hopewell. A good sized photo of Hopewell Depot is in the Lucius Beebe book " the Trains we Rode", on page 684. A photo of its twin Pennington Station in the book Great American Railroad Stations" on page157. I do realize this is not your restoration project but another Hopewell depot in New Jersey.
 frank


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Hopewell Depot Restoration 3/12/2016 (rshsdepot)
 
« Reply #294 on: Mar 12th, 2016, 9:26pm »
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Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2016 20:28:14 -0500 (EST)
From: bernard rudberg  
Subject: Hopewell Depot Restoration 3/12/2016 (rshsdepot)
 
 
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Sunny weather brought out quite a few visitors from the Trail today.
Also, our children's play locomotive has come out of the winter
coverings.
The switch tower is looking more like a real tower since the scaffolding
is down. Work on the interior comes next.
 
The Depot is open Saturdays from 19:00 to 4:00..
 
 
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http://hopewelldepot.org * info AT hopewelldepot DOT org * 845-202-0990
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« Reply #295 on: Mar 28th, 2016, 1:42am »
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Date: Sun, 27 Mar 2016 22:29:03 -0400 (EDT)
From: bernard rudberg  
Subject: Hopewell Depot Restoration 3/27/2016 (rshsdepot)
 
 
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The latest donations of railroad documents has now been framed and hung
in the Depot ticket office. These were the personal documents of a man
who worked for the railroad.
 
Work continues on the interior of the new switch tower. Ribbon cutting
in May.
 
 
 
 
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« Reply #296 on: Apr 3rd, 2016, 1:39am »
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Date: Sat, 02 Apr 2016 21:39:29 -0400 (EDT)
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Cold rainy weather kept most of the visitors away today. We did have a
couple high school kids working on an essay contest and asking a lot of
questions. Meanwhile our volunteers were working on the interior of the
new switch tower.
 
For those of you who are interested in the big Walkway bridge in
Poughkeepsie, there is a video about the bridge. It covers early
history up to opening the Walkway in 2009. It is worth a look at the
following You Tube link.
Check out this video on YouTube:
 
 
 
http://youtu.be/sfYmBySg_do
 
 
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« Reply #297 on: Apr 9th, 2016, 7:43pm »
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Date: Sat, 09 Apr 2016 19:38:11 -0400 (EDT)
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Work continues on the interior of the new switch Tower. You can get
your name on the Tower if you sponsor a door or other part. Send your
check to the Depot Restoration. We expect to have the grand opening
ribbon cutting on 20 May.
 
The Depot is still running on winter hours so we are open on Saturdays
from 10:00 till 4:00
 
 
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« Reply #298 on: Apr 17th, 2016, 1:38am »
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Date: Sat, 16 Apr 2016 20:58:49 -0400 (EDT)
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Bright sunny weather brought out the traffic on the Rail Trail and also
made good conditions for working on the interior of the Switch Tower.
The restroom areas now have tile on the flooor.
 
The Depot is open on Saturdays from 10 till 4..
 
 
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« Reply #299 on: Apr 24th, 2016, 1:57am »
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Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2016 21:04:23 -0400 (EDT)
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Construction is well under way on the stairs to the upper deck of the
Switch Tower. The grand opening ribbon cutting is scheduled for May 20.
 
The Depot will be opening on both Saturdays and Sundays starting in May
( except for Mothers Day).
Stop around and chat for a while.
 
 
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