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Posted by: ErieAtlantic7597 Posted on: Dec 7th, 2008, 7:17am

   Friends,
 
   On a recent and rare trip north for me, this close to winter, to my old stomping grounds, I made a side trip to Lake Hopatcong, NJ where I did a lot of partying and motor boating in the sixtys.
 
   As I rounded a curve in the road, there stood the DL&W station. The same RR station that my grand parents de-trained at after boarding a Lakawanna train in Paterson.  
 
   Here are a few snap shots that I got early last Monday morning.
 
the sun at the wrong side, but I had to take the pic, since I was leaveing the area
 
Posted by: ErieAtlantic7597 Posted on: Dec 7th, 2008, 7:19am
west end of the building
Posted by: ErieAtlantic7597 Posted on: Dec 7th, 2008, 7:20am
magnificent entry way
Posted by: ErieAtlantic7597 Posted on: Dec 7th, 2008, 7:25am

 
   The building is being used as a restaurant now. I met the lady that owns the business. She informed me that they went to a historic organization to find out what the doors looked like so that they could duplicate them. How wonderful. She also said that they recreated the original floors inside. They were still closed, so I could'nt go inside to see it for myself.
 
BTW, the tracks that are in a cut, low and behind the station building looked as if they are being used for comuter service.
 
   Bruce
Posted by: Henry Posted on: Nov 10th, 2014, 9:21am
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 03:22:22 -0800
From: Gary R. Kazin  
Subject: Lake Hopatcong Train Station reborn
 
 
Lake Hopatcong Train Station reborn
Michael Izzo, Daily Record 12:10 a.m. EST November 10, 2014
Lake Hopatcong Train Station 1911.jpg
 
ROXBURY - A hundred year old train station is getting a new lease on life after a local nonprofit purchased it with plans to make the property its new headquarters.
 
The Lake Hopatcong Foundation closed on the train station late last week, president Jess Murphy confirmed.
 
The Foundation plans to use the building not only as its administrative office and meeting space, but also open it to the community as an environmental and cultural center.
 
Full article: http://www.dailyrecord.com/story/news/local/2014/11/10/lake-hopatcong-train-station-reborn/18672895/
 
 
Gary R. Kazin
DL&W RR Milepost R35.7
Rockaway, New Jersey
 
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Posted by: ClydeDET Posted on: Nov 10th, 2014, 8:17pm
Nice looking country station. Good that it has survived and will survive.
 
As a Lackawanna station, needs to have a Phoebe Snow jingle written about it (none of the ones i am familiar with mention it as one of Miss Phoebe's destinations on The Road of Anthracite).
Posted by: Henry Posted on: Nov 17th, 2014, 1:32pm
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:15:25 -0500
From: Josh Stull  
Subject: Lake Hopatcong (NJ) train (DL&W) station will be
restored, become non-profit's HQ (historic photos)
 
 
Lake Hopatcong (NJ) train (DL&W) station will be restored, become
non-profit's HQ (historic photos)
 
ROXBURY - The 103-year-old train station building in Lake Hopatcong was
purchased last week by the Lake Hopactong Foundation, which will work to
transform the historic building into its new headquarters, as well as a
community center. The non-profit, which is still relatively new - only
having been launched in 2012 - said it saw purchasing the station and
restoring it as a perfect move. In the future, it will serve as the
foundation's office and house a cultural and environmental center.
 
http://www.nj.com/morris/index.ssf/2014/11/foundation_purchases_historic_lake_hopatcong_train_station.html
 
 
Josh Stull
Nicholson, PA
www.nicholsonstation.org
 
 
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Posted by: Miss_Phoebe Posted on: Nov 19th, 2014, 1:29am
on Nov 10th, 2014, 8:17pm, ClydeDET wrote:       (Click here for original message)

As a Lackawanna station, needs to have a Phoebe Snow jingle written about it (none of the ones i am familiar with mention it as one of Miss Phoebe's destinations on The Road of Anthracite).

 
.....and so it will
 
Posted by: Henry Posted on: Nov 19th, 2014, 11:03am
This has been on my office wall since the late 1990's.
 
Henry
 
Posted by: ClydeDET Posted on: Nov 19th, 2014, 5:44pm
on Nov 19th, 2014, 1:29am, Miss_Phoebe wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
.....and so it will
 

 
Not bad at all. Thank you.
Posted by: Henry Posted on: Oct 30th, 2015, 1:50am
County College of Morris Students to Play Key Role in Lake Hopatcong Train  
Station Restoration  
 
http://morriscountypr.blogspot.com/2015/10/county-college-of-morris-students-to_28.html  
 
Thanks to Paul Tupaczewski on the EL mail list for the heads up.  
 
Henry  
Posted by: toptrain Posted on: Jan 1st, 2016, 8:51am
In the book " Down at the Depot " by Edwin P. Alexander a photo of this station when opened in 1912 is shown on the top of page 127. Credit for the photo is given to Thomas Taber.
* It is a view of this station up on a height to the right, with the ground sloping sharply down to the train platforms and tracks below. With a bridge coming almost out of the large ached station opening, spanning the drop from this doorway to a tower giving access to the platform below it. This bridge continues at the same height past this tower spanning the distance across the two tracks below to a second identical tower above the opposite train platform. This bridge then continues past this second tower to a open stairway going away from the point of view of the photo, paralleling the direction of the platform, and joining to it. These towers I think conceal elevators as well as enclosed stairways.  
* This photo was taken on a bright but overcast day. The weather of this day was very still with no wind, or even the slightest breeze. Beyond the second platform is the shore of body of water. This water fills the remainder of the photo from the second platform to the photos left side. The stillness of day created a reflecting pool of this water, giving a perfect reflection of the second tower and stairway within it.  
*
Posted by: lt230s Posted on: Sep 5th, 2017, 11:02am
Renovation is underway per the article in the NJ HERALD:
http://www.njherald.com/20170905/renovation-underway-for-hopatcong-landmark