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Hopewell Depot Restoration 3-3-2012 (rshsdepot)
 
« Reply #60 on: Mar 4th, 2012, 11:54am »
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Date: Sat, 03 Mar 2012 21:16:39 -0500
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Painting day at the depot. The visitor center now has white walls and a sky blue ceiling. Also the new light fixtures arrived plus a shipment of trim for the windows.
 
Next work session will be Wednesday 3-7-2012. The inside wall needs a second coat of paint.
 
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Hopewell Depot Restoration 3-7-2012 (rshsdepot)
 
« Reply #61 on: Mar 8th, 2012, 4:31pm »
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Date: Thu, 08 Mar 2012 00:15:34 -0500
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3-7-2012 Today was a very busy day at the depot. The visitor center got a second coat of paint and the window trim was sanded and primed. Donated insulation was blown into the museum section ceiling.
 
The Independence Belles Society stopped by with a donation check. They also brought a box of RR maps from the 1930's plus a 1936 railroad picture book.
The insulation man donated an antique wooden biscuit box with RR papers inside. Mr. Jackson donated a RR bill of lading dated 1960 and signed by Harry Cooper who was the Hopewell Depot agent at that time.
 
The next work session will be Saturday 3-10-2012 and the main project will be installing window trim in the visitor center.
 
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« Reply #62 on: Mar 9th, 2012, 12:22pm »
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Looks like the old Hopewell Jct. depot is coming back to life!
 
You've certainly received some interesting donations of artifacts, the stove in particular. Most potbellied stoves rest on four fragile legs. Yours has a much more solid base - perhaps it was once a coach stove? (A secure mounting base would be a requirement for a coach stove.)    Does it have any maker's marks or dates?


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« Reply #63 on: Mar 10th, 2012, 12:04pm »
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From: Bernie Rudberg
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We actually have three pot-belly stoves.
The one pictured recently came from the railroad station that formerly
served Fishkill New York.
 
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Hopewell Depot Restoration 3-12-2012 (rshsdepot)
 
« Reply #64 on: Mar 13th, 2012, 11:23am »
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Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2012 00:04:34 -0400
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We held our first official board meeting in the partially restored visitor center on a warm evening in March.
 
The next work session will be Wednesday 3-14-2012.
 
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Hopewell Depot Restoration 3-14-2012 (rshsdepot)
 
« Reply #65 on: Mar 15th, 2012, 9:53am »
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Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2012 00:05:59 -0400
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Wednesday was a sunny day to work outside. The east door now swings out to comply with fire safety rules and a new light was installed in the visitor center. There were two donations today; an ornate stove and the metal parts of a baggage cart. We will restore the wooden parts of that cart.
 
Next work session will be Saturday 3-17-2012.
 
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Hopewell Depot Restoration 3-18-2012 (rshsdepot)
 
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Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2012 23:38:38 -0400
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3-18-2012 On a sunny Sunday afternoon we had the cub scouts and dozens of people from the Rail Trail. The cub scouts liked the antique crank telephone and the rotary phone. They had never seen them before. I wore my conductor uniform and punched a ticket for each of them.
 
The sales table took in about $300 in sales and donations. It was a tiring day from 9:00 AM til 5:00 PM but we gave tours of the depot to dozens of interested people. My voice was getting pretty rusty by the end of the day.
 
Next work session at the depot will be Wednesday 3-21-2012.
 
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Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2012 10:28:22 -0400
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3-21-2012 We made progress on the visitor center window trim, the museum floor boards and the baggage cart restoration.
One of the attached photos shows our crew at work on the wooden parts of our baggage cart.
 
Next work session will be Saturday 3-24-2012.
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Hopewell Depot Restoration 3-24-2012 (rshsdepot)
 
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Date: Sun, 25 Mar 2012 23:36:25 -0400
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3-24-2012 Saturday's work was the trim around the visitor center windows and ceiling plus some more progress on the wooden parts of the baggage cart. We also added more floor boards in the museum section. We also talked to many visitors from the Rail Trail traffic.
 
One of the attached photos is the happy volunteer crew after pizza for lunch. One other photo is cutting new parts for the baggage cart out of salvaged 1873 timbers.
 
Next work session will be 3-28-2012.
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Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2012 00:10:23 -0400
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3-28-2012 Wednesday was a thunderstorm day but work continued on the visitor center trim and the museum floor. The sun came out late and more work was done on the baggage cart frame. Meanwhile our electrician wired up several more outlets.
The attached photo is the precision cutting for the corners of the crown molding.
 
Saturday 3- 31 2012 will be touch up and painting day in the visitor center. Wear your old painting clothes.
 
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Date: Sat, 31 Mar 2012 22:24:02 -0400
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3-31-2012 On a cold raw day in March we made progress on finishing the trim in the visitor center while Mike worked on the ticket windows. The latest donation is an American flag more than 100 years old with 45 stars. Andy brought in a crock pot of chili for lunch on a cold day.
 
The next work session will be Wednesday 4-4-2012.
 
Our bank account is getting very low. Anybody have any good ideas about fund raising ?
 
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Date: Fri, 06 Apr 2012 00:17:05 -0400
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4-4-2012 The new security system has been installed and our electrician installed the rest of the lights in the visitor center section. Meanwhile Andy made more progress on restoring the baggage cart.
 
Next work session will be Saturday 4-7-2012.
 
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Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2012 00:05:58 -0400
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4-11-2012 Wednesday was a chilly day but work continued on preparing the visitor center and the baggage cart. We are on track for the official opening day on 25 April.
 
Next work session will be Saturday 4-14-2012.
 
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Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2012 00:07:52 -0400
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4-14-2012 Saturday was a beautiful blue skies spring day. We got a lot done. Primer paint on the east wall; display cases arrived; new benches for the visitor center; new trim around the ticket window; red and green paint for parts of the baggage cart; It was banner day. The depot is almost ready for opening day on 15 April at 10:0 AM.
 
We will have an organizational meeting for opening day volunteers on Monday 4-16 at the depot at 6:00 PM.
 
next working session will be Wednesday 4-18-2012.
 
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Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2012 23:36:29 -0400
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4-18-2012 Today's work was mainly touch up work on the paint job and assembly work on the baggage cart. Meanwhile the display cases were cleaned and arranged.
 
Next work session will be Saturday 4-21-2012.
 
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Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2012 00:15:05 -0400
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4-21-2012 Today's work was mostly getting ready for opening day next Wednesday, 25 April. That included paint touch up, hanging pictures and putting new glass in the sales counter top. Also we have a family of bluebirds nesting in one of the depot bird houses. They don't seem to mind us working nearby.
 
We also held a short organizational meeting on the plans for opening day on Wednesday. We are confident that we are ready.
 
There will be a last minute work session on Tuesday AM for things like sweeping and dusting and any last minute details that come up.
 
The big day will be on Wednesday 25 April with the ceremony starting at 10:00 AM. Our county Exec, Marc Molinaro will be there to help with the ribbon cutting. After that there will be short tours of the depot area with a bit of railroad history thrown in for good measure. We expect newspaper and TV coverage.
 
The public is invited to come around a join in the fun.
We hope to see you on Wednesday morning.
 
I will be there in my conductor's uniform ready to punch your ticket to 1873.
 
Bernie Rudberg
 
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Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2012 13:44:45 -0400
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Subject: Hopewell (NY) Depot opening set for Wednesday (rshsdepot)
 
 
Hopewell (NY) Depot opening set for Wednesday
 
http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/article/20120423/NEWS01/304230038/Hopewell-Depot-opening-set-Wednesday
 
*HOPEWELL JUNCTION* -- The grand opening and dedication of the recently
restored Hopewell Depot train station, at the southeastern tip of the
Dutchess Rail Trail, takes place at 10 a.m. April 25.
 
Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro will join the volunteers of
Hopewell Depot Restoration Corporation for the ribbon-cutting ceremony in
the Hopewell Junction hamlet in the Town of East Fishkill.
 
The Hopewell Depot train station was built in 1873 and operated during a
period when Hopewell Junction was a major railroad hub of the county.
 
A fire destroyed the building in 1986. Local residents formed the Hopewell
Depot Restoration Corporation to preserve and retore the building to its
original form.
 
Area residents are welcome to attend the grand opening. The depot is
located at 36 Railroad Avenue.
 
For more information call 845-486-2000.
 
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Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2012 00:12:24 -0400
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Today (4-25-2012) was the grand opening of the visitor center section of the Hopewell Depot Restoration. The weather was a bit chilly and there was a short sprinkle in the morning but the rest of the day was good. Two of our county exec's (Bill Steinhaus and marc Molinaro ) showed up the help cut the gold ribbon. We had a big crowd and there was TV and newspaper coverage. I was dressed up in my conductor uniform and posed for pictures while punching tickets for the crowd.
 
We had a mini car show in the parking lot. That "woodie" station wagon belongs to George Cook. John Hickman and Marc Molinaro received desk plaques and framed photos from the depot. A big surprise was the bronze plaque presented to us from the county. That plaque will be attached to the building for future generations to see.
 
Don't forget, we have our annual Depot Restoration meeting tomorrow evening (Thursday 4-26) at the depot. We will start at 7:00 PM and featured at the meeting will be a slide show of Hopewell Junction railroads by Dave Williams.
 
Stop around and join the fun.
 
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Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2012 00:40:17 -0400
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Hopewell Depot Restoration Corp. held their first annual meeting in the restored visitor center of the depot. After the business session there was a slide show of Hopewell Junction railroading by Dave Williams. That show included slides he took of the depot two days after the fire in 1986.
 
We will be asking for volunteers to keep the visitor center open in the near future. The part time work will be to operate the sales counter and be short tour guides. Of course we will provide the training sessions to prepare the volunteers in running the depot sales and also a short course in depot history. There will also be back up documentation and photos for show and tell. If you can help out for a few hours we would love to hear from you. We would like to have the visitor center open when there is the most traffic on the Rail Trail. That would usually be on weekends and holidays. If you can help out, let us know when you would be available and we will work out a schedule.
Contact us at: BRudberg AT optonline DOT net for E-Mail or call 845 221-9330.
 
The Town of East Fishkill TV channel 22 (Cablevision) will be broadcasting about the Hopewell Depot in the next week or so.
Tuesday at 5 PM
Wednesday at 9 AM
Thursday at 4 PM
Saturday at 8 AM
 
 
The next work session at the depot will be on Saturday 4-28-2012.
 
We also have a list of items that we will be needing in the near future to restore the museum section of the depot. If you know of any good sources for these item let us know.
 
Hopewell Depot Restoration Corp.
 
 April 25,2012
 
 
Items needed to complete restoration of Hopewell Depot
 
1. 1x4 T&G Fir flooring for 3 rooms $5,800
 
2. 2- interior door units 600
 
3. 6" - 3 piece crown molding for ceiling 2,500
 
4. 5" - 2-piece window and door molding 3,800
 
5. 7" - 2-piece baseboard trim 1,700
 
6. 1 - 3'6"x7' 5 panel exterior door unit 800
 
7. Closet shelving and supports 500
 
8. Trim and shelves for 3 ticket windows 870
 
9. Interior lighting and switches 1,500
 
10. Trex decking 2,000
 
11. 1x6 Bead Board for walls & soffit 4,300
 
12. 4- Exterior window frames at $1000 each 4,000
 
13. Soffit vents and molding 900
 
14. Weather board and molding for back wall 850
 
15. 3- electric wall mounted heat units $400 each 1,200
 
16. Ductless heat & cooling system 3,100
 
17. Security system including cameras 5,700
 
18. Misc. framing lumber for back soffit 200
 
19. Fire resistant materials for base & wall for pot belly stove 450
 
20. Misc. display cases & display frames to set up museum 4000
 
 
 
 Total $44,770
 
As you can see from these numbers. we will have to do some serious fund raising.
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Date: Fri, 04 May 2012 21:57:15 -0400
From: Bernie Rudberg  
Subject: Hopewell Depot Restoration (rshsdepot)
 
 
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Here's a summary and a few shots from the work Wednesday 5-2-2012.
 
Good progress was made on the exterior soffit amidst lingering April showers.
Installation of the soffit and and remaining wooden brackets on the north side of the depot was completed while the east side was prepared with 2x4 furring strips and nailers for the brackets. Additional beadboard for the soffit was purchased and delivered.
Another milestone was achieved with activation of phone service to the depot.
Guests continue to checkout the new visitor center.
Verne Jackson stopped by and supplied volunteers with samples of his "homegrown" chocolate milk from the Shenandoah Farm.
It hasn't gotten this fresh since the Borden's Creamery left town!
 
The Rails to Trails conservancy is a national group and they have just posted a note about our depot for their members.
 
We posted a story for our members on your effort today. Here's the link.
 
Be sure to share with your friends and supporters.
 
http://community.railstotrails.org/blogs/trailblog/archive/2012/05/04/from-the-ashes-hopewell-junction-depot-a-model-of-community-effort.aspx
 
As a reminder, I will be giving a talk on our local RR history at the Unionvale Historical Society meeting on Monday 5-7-2012.
The meeting will be at 7:30 at the Tymor Forest Rec area. I hope to see a few of our members there.
 
Bernie Rudberg Hopewell Depot Restoration Historian AKA " Mr. Conductor"
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