The new roof rises

Hopewell Junction Railroad Station Restoration


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CNE Bus Tour 2007
Rudberg Research Collection of the Central New England Railway. Dates: 2002-2011.

Dates: 2002-2010.
Quantity: .75 linear feet.
Abstract: The collection consists of tour guidebooks compiled by Bernard L. Rudberg of photocopies of photographs, maps, correspondence, and documents related to the history of the Central New England Railway, which ran from Maybrook, New York, to Hartford, Connecticut, in the period between 1898 and 1927, at which point it was taken over by the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad. Mr. Rudberg creates the books for the participants of an annual guided bus tour he coordinates, in April or May of each year beginning in 2002, that follows portions of the old railway line, and provides information about the towns on the route, train wrecks that occurred, old carbarns, turntables and roundhouses, and such features as the Poughkeepsie River Bridge.

Herring Sanitation
Herring Sanitation has contributed portable toilets to the restored Hopewell Junction Depot

Hopewell Junction Railroad Station Restoration
December 30, 2010: The recent snowstorm has slowed our progress on the depot roof construction. Of course we have to clean out any remaining snow and maybe shovel some paths. The next Hopewell Depot work session will be on Monday morning, 3 January, 2011. The plan is to continue finishing the tops of the walls and add metal staging for the new trusses. There is still some clean up around the scrap wood pile to be loaded into the dumpster. Around 10:00 AM there will be a reporter there from the Poughkeepsie Journal to take pictures for an article. We need a few good volunteers for the pictures.

We have started getting donations for the roof materials. So far we are managing to cover the bills but there will be more needed to finish the roof work.

Help Save the Hopewell Depot
President: Bernard L. Rudberg Retired from IBM
Vice President: Richard M. Taylor Retired Contractor
Secretary: Jacqueline Prusak Retired Teacher
Treasurer: B.L. Rudberg (temp.)

With the cold weather nipping at our heels and 2010 coming to a close, so is Phase I of the Hopewell Depot Restoration’s effort to restore the RR Depot located at the south end of the Dutchess Rail Trail. Phase I consisted of replacing damaged sections of the frame work of the building built in 1873. We have replaced the floor & rim joist, sections of exterior & interior walls and to complete Phase I, we need to replace the complete roof structure due to the damage from a fire by vandals in 1986. This final step in this restoration project has become the most challenging as to cost and volunteer help. We are challenging the public, businesses and municipalities to get involved with saving the last historic building that paints the history of Hopewell Junction and the development of the railroad industry.

Our goal is to raise $118,000.00 to complete restoration and furnishing of the Depot and open it to the public in August 2012. We feel this building will become a hub for rail trail users and history buffs and will benefit the surrounding community just as the Walkway Over the Hudson did for Poughkeepsie.

If you are interested in preserving history for future generations, we encourage you to make a generous donation or sponsor a section of the Depot to help save this valuable piece of Americana.

Those that give $500 or more will have their names engraved on a plaque in gathering room

Station Master 1 @ $50,000 ( will receive free life membership, framed engraved slate of Depot, RR Book by Bernie Rudberg) $50,000

Conductor 4 @ $10,000 (will receive engraved slate of Depot and RR book by Bernie Rudberg) $40,000

Train Engineer 4 @$5,000 (will receive RR book by Bernie Rudberg) $20,000

Fireman 6 @$1,000 $6,000

Brakeman 4 @ $500 $2,000

Fundraising goal $118,000

A brief history of the Depot: Built in 1873,it has been relocated twice and has remained in the same location since 1910, the Depot was closed in 1974 after the fire on the Poughkeepsie RR Bridge, The tracks were torn up in 1983. The Depot was set on fire by vandals in 1986 which caused considerable damage to the roof structure and some interior walls. In 1996, Rich Taylor challenged a small group of RR buffs and concerned citizens to come together and save the Depot for future generations. Hopewell Depot Restoration Corp. is an all volunteer tax exempt group under sections 501 (C) (03) of the Internal Revenue Code. Thank you for all your support and generous donations which are greatly appreciated.

The new roof rises
December 23, 2010: It is cold today with snow flurries but we got some work done anyway. The 2 X 12 headers are in place on top of the walls and the humps in the old walls trimmed off.

Most of the scrap wood is now in the dumpster but there is still some raking to be done.

By the way, The county has installed orange snow fencing along the rail trail parking lot. This is the same kind of fencing that they would not let us install a couple months ago.

For those of you who can’t help with the construction work, you can help by “sponsoring” the project. We are asking for sponsorships as follows:
The trusses are $100.00 ea. (need 22 trusses) (The bill was $2273.07)
5/8" plywood sheathing are $20.00 ea. (need 66 sheets)
30 year shingles are $18 per bundle or $72.00 per square (100 sq. ft.) (need 21 square)
30# felt is $10.00 per roll (need 15 rolls)
If you can sponsor any of our needs, send a check to:
Hopewell Depot Restoration Corp.
P O Box 1044
Hopewell Junction, NY
12533-1044

The new roof rises
December 22, 2010: Today’s depot work was in two parts. The construction crew worked on the tops of the walls measuring and notching for the trusses.

Meanwhile four volunteers were loading scrap wood into the dumpster. One volunteer came all the way from Houston, Texas.

When you have some free time, stop around the depot and stack a few scrap boards in the dumpster.

We are working on a time/date to have a “roof Raising”. We will let you know when we get things worked out.

The new roof rises
December 21, 2010: Royal Carting donated a large size dumpster. It arrived today and we started filling it. If you have any free time, stop at the depot and stack some more of the scrap lumber in the dumpster.

Also, we plan to do some work on the top of the walls in preparation for installing the new trusses. We will start work around 8:30 on Wednesday morning December 22. The job will be measuring, marking and notching the top edge of the walls for placement of the trusses. As usual we need volunteers for the job.

We still do not have a crane or cherry picker for lifting the trusses. If you know anybody who has that kind of equipment, tell them we need help.

We need all the help we can get. Some of our volunteers are getting very tired. Come on down and join us.

We will be watching the weather reports for work during Christmas week.

We have started getting donations for the roof materials. So far we are managing to cover the bills but there will be more needed to finish the roof work.

The new roof rises
December 18, 2010: The weather turned out to be quite nice today. The temperature was 19 when we started but the sun warmed things up to over 30 by noon time. The county has been working on the Rail Trail by the building. There are new fences and an extension to the entry road and parking area. People have been using this section of the Rail Trail even though it is not officially open yet.

We had five volunteers today so the work went along quite well. We got the rest of the old roof rafters down and modified the scaffolding in preparation for raising the new roof trusses. With a bit of trim work on top of the walls we will be ready for the new roof. With any kind of luck we will be able “raise the roof” during the week between Christmas and New Years.

The new roof rtises
November 21, 2010: We had a very productive work session today at the Hopewell Junction Depot. We set up temporary scaffolding and began removing and cataloging the ornamental roof braces. The braces will be restored and put back on the depot after the new roof is on.

Stoked by goodies from Dunkin Donuts, we also removed most of the old soffits. Many of the boards are in salvageable condition so we stacked them inside the depot for future use.

We will need volunteers for Saturday AM 27 November. The next work session is planned for Saturday morning November 27, starting at about 8:30 AM. The next phase of the work will be starting to remove the old roof structure. Come out Saturday and be a part of Hopewell Depot Restoration. Let me know if you can be here on Saturday. E-Mail to brudberg@optonline.net

We also need financial help to continue the restoration. Maybe you could “sponsor” a roof truss or a roof panel. Any amount would help.

For the next few Saturdays we will be working on replacing the roof of the Hopewell Junction depot. We have been working toward this milestone for several years. Help us make it happen. We will need volunteers for this project. The plan is as follows:

Saturday, October 23 Set up scaffolding and begin removing old soffits and roof parts.

Saturday, October 30 Continue to remove old sheathing and rafters.

Saturday, November 13 and/or 20 New trusses should be ready to install plus sheathing.

New roof should be in place by the end of November.

Now is the time to step up and be a part of restoring the Hopewell Junction Depot. We hope to see you at the depot Saturday morning.

E-Mail to brudberg@optonline.net

The new roof rtises
October 9, 2010: We had perfect weather and a number of volunteers for work around the depot this morning. One volunteer came all the way from Alabama and one from Gardiner in Ulster County.

We did a lot of clean up and stacked the salvage lumber inside the depot building. Rich Taylor brought his grading machine to level out the dirt ridges around the depot. We also added a sign with a phone number in case anybody on the Rail Trail would like to help. It was a very productive day.

E-Mail to brudberg@optonline.net

The new bike trail by the station (2010)
Rail Trail construction is working on the section near the Hopewell Depot. So far they have put down the base layers of crushed stone etc. Next will be the paving on top. September 2010

The new bike trail by the station (2010)
Rail Trail construction is working on the section near the Hopewell Depot. So far they have put down the base layers of crushed stone etc. Next will be the paving on top. September 2010

The new bike trail by the station (2010)
New blacktop for the rail trail was laid down around the Hopewell Depot on Monday 20 September 2010.

The new bike trail by the station (2010)
New blacktop for the rail trail was laid down around the Hopewell Depot on Monday 20 September 2010.

Dutchess County Rail Trail planners had money in the budget to replace the roof on the Hopewell Depot. The engineers report came back with a cost estimate higher than planned. The County decided to back out of the deal. Now we are back to square one trying to raise funds for a new roof. We have had a couple planning sessions and have identified a few items that can be done to the depot with current resources and volunteer labor. The general plan is to work on what we can accomplish now and renew our fund raising efforts for the new roof. It seems likely that we will be keeping the tarps on the roof for another winter at least. As part of our publicity and awareness efforts, I have started another web site and BLOG dedicated to the Hopewell Depot.

New Tarp 2007

We got the tarp onto the depot roof today. Dennis Miller sent a town bucket truck and a group of volunteers showed up. The photos below show how it went. It is sort of a before and after sequence. The two in the bucket and on the roof were one of our members, Rich Taylor, and Mark VanAmden from the town crew. The rest of us were ground support in handing up boards and holding the ropes. Volunteers were Bill Siebert, Al Marotta, Bill Santoro, Paul Carroll, Nick Andruzzi, Jackie Prusak, Maureen Taylor and of course me doing the photography and occasional rope duty. We started about 10:00 AM and finished up about 1:30 PM. With any kind of luck this tarp will keep the worst of the weather out until we can get a new roof built. The new roof is scheduled to be part of the County Rail Trail construction in the next year or so. This is a hearty thanks to all the volunteers who responded when we needed help. Bernie Rudberg President Hopewell Depot Restoration Inc.

New tarp for the roof of the Hopewell Depot

New tarp for the roof of the Hopewell Depot

New tarp for the roof of the Hopewell Depot

New tarp for the roof of the Hopewell Depot

Annual Meeting 2007

Hopewell Depot Restoration Inc.
Annual meeting and election of officers.

7:30 PM Wednesday 18 April 2007
East Fishkill Community Center
Located off Rte. 82 in the center of Hopewell between the RR overpass and the Rte.376 traffic light across from McHoul's.

This will be our annual election of officers and a report on depot work progress. Most of the work has been done by a very small dedicated group. The depot project is sadly in need of help from Saturday work to fund raising and publicity.

Depot Progress

Over the past year the depot has had some major work done. The sill beams and floor joists have all been replaced with new lumber. The walls have been straightened and braced. Both bay windows have been framed and are awaiting windows. The Town of East Fishkill supplied much of the funding for this work. With the recent change in administration and audits, the Town has withdrawn major financial support for the depot. In October 2006 the Town did supply a new green tarp for the roof to keep out the winter weather. The next big project will be rebuilding the roof structure. With completion of roof work the building will be safe and dry to work inside.

Rail Trail

The new Dutchess County Rail Trail planning is well under way and it includes the Hopewell Junction depot. It will be built along the former Maybrook rail line from Poughkeepsie to Hopewell Junction. The Hopewell Junction depot is designated as the Trail Head. At recent public meetings we have learned that there is money in the County budget for a new roof on the depot. Also included are items such as a parking area, landscaping and road access for the depot area. Construction on parts of the Rail Trail will begin in 2007.

We will present the latest version of the plans at the annual meeting. We have invited some of the Rail Trail planners to the meeting but they declined stating that the plans are not complete yet. There are still issues with MTA Metro North ownership of the land surrounding the depot. In addition the Town of East Fishkill must sort out the road access.

With only a small group of volunteers actually working, depot progress is slow. The more volunteer labor we get, the farther the money will go toward future restoration. In the coming weeks we will be asking for volunteer time and effort to make the best use of the county financial support. Keep an eye out for E-Mail notes and/or snail mail letters for specific projects. We will need all the volunteer help we can get.

Hopewell Junction is rich in railroad history but much of it is in danger of being lost forever. We must preserve as much as possible for future generations.

************************************ Donations for Hopewell depot

Anybody who has been around Hopewell Junction in the last year or so has probably noticed the water pipeline construction along the old Maybrook railroad line. During that construction the crews have found a number of items left over from railroad days.

Other donated items awaiting the depot construction include: A steamer trunk, a pot belly stove and a matched set of an antique telegraph key and sounder. If you have or know of any such items we would dearly love to have them for the future Hopewell Junction Depot display. Any items donated are eligible for deduction from your taxes.


Town of East Fishkill paid for a new tarp for the roof of the Hopewell Depot
The Town of East Fishkill paid for a new tarp for the roof of the Hopewell Depot. We put it up Saturday 14 October.

The only volunteers available were Jerry Carey, Jim Reynolds and Bernie Rudberg
The only volunteers available were Jerry Carey, Jim Reynolds and Bernie Rudberg. Through the heroic efforts of Jerry with Jim and Bernie as ground crew, we managed to get the tarp on the roof. Using rope and a couple ladders plus a few boards and nails the job took about 5 hours. A 40 foot by 60 foot tarp makes a very good sail on a windy day.

We are hoping this tarp will keep out the worst of the winter weather until we can raise enough money to put up a new roof.

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Hopewell Depot Restoration Inc. Progress: September 2006

Hopewell Depot Restoration work is currently at a standstill due to lack of funds. Our major source of funds for the construction work has been the Town of East Fishkill but their situation has changed. Our town financial support has been stopped along with other cutbacks. Our treasury at this point has enough to cover insurance and electricity etc. but nowhere near enough to finish the next phase of construction.

All floor and sill beams have been replaced. The walls have been straightened and braced. Both bay windows have been framed awaiting new windows. The next project was supposed to be reconstruction of the roof rafters and roof. Presently we have a used pool cover on the roof to keep out most of the rain but it still leaks in. Estimates for rebuilding the roof run about $60,000 to $70,000. We are searching for funding sources.

After completion of phase 1 the building will be safe and dry to work inside. Then much of the detailed restoration work can begin on the interior, walls, ceilings, doors and windows.

There will also be work needed on the stairs down into the basement. Water erosion had caused a buildup of sand at the bottom of the basement steps. The sand has been removed and a new masonry wall installed to prevent more erosion. New steps and a floor hatch will be added.

Recently the two ceramic sections and the cap on top of the chimney have been removed and stored. They will be reinstalled when the chimney and roof work is done. There are enough projects to keep us busy for years to come.

With only a small group of volunteers actually working, the progress is slow. The more volunteer labor we get, the farther the money will go toward future restoration. In the coming weeks we will be asking for volunteer time and effort to make the best use of the town financial support. Keep an eye out for E-Mail notes and/or snail mail letters for specific projects. We will need all the volunteer help we can get.

Hopewell Junction is rich in railroad history but much of it is in danger of being lost forever. We must preserve as much as possible for future generations.

Many towns across the country have recognized the significance of their railroad past and are restoring their railroad stations.

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Donations for Hopewell depot
If you have or know of any such items we would dearly love to have them for the future Hopewell Junction Depot display. Any items donated are eligible for deduction from your taxes. ************************************


Dutchess County Rail Trail

Water line construction is completed and the plan is to pave the old roadbed for use as a hiking and bicycling trail. The Hopewell Junction end of that rail trail will be at the depot. There are also plans for a parking area near the depot. One of these days soon you will be able to hike from Hopewell Junction to the big railroad bridge in Poughkeepsie.

How did Hopewell become Hopewell Junction ?

Hopewell Depot Restoration Inc has produced a new book about the railroads of Hopewell Junction and the East Fishkill area. The book is packaged in a 3-ring binder so you can add your own notes. It contains 173 pages with a brief history of the railroads and 188 pictures of old trains and other scenes around Hopewell Junction. If you would like to see what Hopewell Junction looked like when steam trains were king, this is the book for you. You can almost hear the whistle and smell the coal smoke.

These books are a fund raiser for the restoration of the Hopewell Junction depot. All profits from this book will be used for the restoration of the depot.

Books are $25 plus $8 shipping.

If you are in the area, we can arrange a pickup and forget the shipping cost.

1. Make out the checks to Hopewell Depot Restoration Inc.

2. Be sure that your return address is included.

3. Mail your order to:
Bernard Rudberg
7 Marion Ave.
Wappingers Falls, NY
12590-6017


If you want to pick up your book locally, send me an E-Mail or call and we will arrange a time and place.

Phone 845 221-9330
E-Mail Brudberg@optonline.net


CNE Historical Tours

Each spring the CNE Historical Tours group explores a section of the old CNE Railway. Here is some feedback from one of the group after the April 2nd tour.

"Last but not least I met Bernie Rudberg. Besides the literary giant that he is, he is also another "keeper of the Keys" to another special place in my heart. None other than my "Home away from home" for two years, the Hopewell Junction Station house. He along with others are restoring the grand old building that I spent two years of my life in. When I first moved into the station I had a two holer outhouse, and a hand water pump for running water inside. I had bid the job after having been laid off with a wife and two children so our nest egg was long gone. I had to live there as it was a 124 mile each way commute to work during two gas shortages no less. Though rustic when I first moved into the old station it is nothing to what Bernie has left to work with. Fire damage and vandals have taken their toll on the station. I was shocked when I saw the station on the way home from the trip."

ND&C Railroad History

There are still some soft cover copies of the book Twenty Five years on the ND&C RR available. All the hard covers are sold out. Barnes & Noble in Poughkeepsie had a few as well as the model train shop in Red Oaks Mill. Other book stores may have a copy or two left. In addition they are available by mail from the Purple Mountain Press in Fleischmanns NY. (Call 1-800-325-2665) and also over the internet on the web site of the New Haven RR Historical Society. Their web site is:
http://NHRHTA.ORG
Just click on the book sales icon.


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Sharing History

Do you know of any photos of Hopewell History ? If you have or know someone who has photos to share with the members, send a note or call me, Bernie Rudberg, at 221-9330.. I have facilities to scan and print photos without any damage to the originals. I can also do minor repairs of cracks or marks on the scanned prints. I can even do the scanning at your location with a portable computer and scanner. If you have photos let me know and I will pick them up and return them after scanning or scan them on site. We would love to see any old pictures you might have hidden away in a family album.
Restoration in progress: April 2006

Restoration in progress: April 2006

Western Connecticut Chapter NRHS and SONO Switch Tower Museum

Hopewell Depot Restoration has received a contribution from the Western Connecticut Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society, operators of the SONO Switch Tower Museum (pictured at left)

ANNUAL MEETING
Hopewell Depot Restoration Inc.
Annual meeting and election of officers.

7:30 PM Monday 17 April 2006 East Fishkill Community Center

Located off Rte. 82 in the center of Hopewell between the RR overpass and the Rte.376 traffic light across from McHoul's.

This will be our annual election of officers and a report on depot work progress. Most of the work has been done by a very small dedicated group. The depot project is sadly in need of help from Saturday work to fund raising and publicity.


Depot Progress

With the backing of the Town of East Fishkill, work has been progressing on replacing the foundation sills and the floor beams of the depot. Phase 1 includes new sills around the foundation, a new floor and a new roof. We have recently speeded up operations by hiring a contractor. We also have temporary construction electrical service on a pole near the building. The pole was provided and installed by our good neighbor, Rich Carroll.

The sills and floor joists have been replaced and a temporary plywood floor installed. This provides a safer working surface for further construction on the walls and roof. Our contractors have built a new frame for the bay in the east wall. Current work is to straighten the east wall and tie the structure into the interior building frame. The next big project will be rebuilding the roof structure.

By the completion of phase 1 the building will be safe and dry to work inside. Then much of the detailed restoration work can begin on the interior, walls, ceilings, doors and windows.

There will also be work needed on the stairs down into the basement. Water erosion had caused a buildup of sand at the bottom of the basement steps. The sand has been removed and a new masonry wall installed to prevent more erosion. New steps and a floor hatch will be added.

Recently the two ceramic sections and the cap on top of the chimney have been removed and stored. They will be reinstalled when the chimney and roof work is done. There are enough projects to keep us busy for years to come.

With only a small group of volunteers actually working, the progress is slow. The more volunteer labor we get, the farther the money will go toward future restoration. In the coming weeks we will be asking for volunteer time and effort to make the best use of the town financial support. Keep an eye out for E-Mail notes and/or snail mail letters for specific projects. We will need all the volunteer help we can get.

Hopewell Junction is rich in railroad history but much of it is in danger of being lost forever. We must preserve as much as possible for future generations.

Many towns across the country have recognized the significance of their railroad past and are restoring their railroad stations.


Donations for Hopewell depot

Anybody who has been around Hopewell Junction in the last few months has probably noticed the water pipeline construction along the old Maybrook railroad line. During that construction the crews have found a number of items left over from railroad days. The foreman of the crew is Pete Fadden and he has saved many of these items and dropped them off at the Hopewell Depot.

The latest bit of railroad archeology they found is a 20 foot steel signal pole with the ladder and platform. The light assembly on the top of the pole is missing. If you know where to find one let us know. Our depot neighbor, Rich Carroll, has provided a space in his equipment yard to store the pole until we can use it for part of our depot scenery.

Railroad book author Dan Gallo has donated the original wooden swivel chair from the Hopewell Depot. Dan happened to be here when the railroad threw it out and he saved it. One day it will once again be part of the scene at the Hopewell Depot.

Other donated items awaiting the depot construction include: A steamer trunk, a pot belly stove and a matched set of an antique telegraph key and sounder. If you have or know of any such items we would dearly love to have them for the future Hopewell Junction Depot display. Any items donated are eligible for deduction from your taxes.


Dutchess County Rail Trail

After the water line construction is completed the county and towns plan to pave the old roadbed for use as a hiking and bicycling trail. The Hopewell Junction end of that rail trail will be at the depot. There are also plans for a parking area near the depot. One of these days soon you will be able to hike from Hopewell Junction to the big railroad bridge in Poughkeepsie.


Sharing History

Do you know of any photos of Hopewell History ? If you have or know someone who has photos to share with the members, send a note or call me, Bernie Rudberg, at 221-9330. I have facilities to scan and print photos without any damage to the originals. I can also do minor repairs of cracks or marks on the scanned prints. I can even do the scanning at your location with a portable computer and scanner. If you have photos let me know and I will pick them up and return them after scanning or scan them on site. We would love to see any old pictures you might have hidden away in a family album.


Do You Have E-Mail ?

With the expansion of our mailing list, the cost of each newsletter has gone up. Currently each newsletter mailing costs about $50. We feel that this money could be put to better use on the depot. Therefore we will be distributing an E-Mail version of the newsletter which costs essentially $0 to send out. In addition, an E-Mail version will reach the members sooner than a standard post mailing. Our E-Mail list now contains over 75 names while the snail mail list still has about 90 names. Future newsletters will be sent via E-Mail whenever possible.

If you would like to get your newsletter via E-Mail you can write a short note to the editor:
Bernard Rudberg
7 Marion Ave.
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590-6017

Or better yet, you can reply via E-Mail to brudberg@optonline.net


MEMBERSHIP DUES

Individuals $10.00
Families $18.00
Seniors/Students $ 5.00

If you get your newsletter via E-Mail, your renewal is due one year from the last time you paid. If you get the newsletter via snail mail, take a look at the address on your newsletter envelope. The date after your name is the last time your membership was renewed. If the date is more than a year ago it is time to renew.

Send to the treasurer, Jerry Carey at:
Hopewell Depot Restoration
P O Box 1044
Hopewell Junction, NY, 12533-1044


CURRENT OFFICERS
President. Bernie Rudberg
VP and Treas. Jerry Carey
Secretary Jackie Prusak
Newsletter Editor Bernie Rudberg

Bernie Rudberg
7 Marion Ave., Wappingers Falls, NY, 12590-6017
phone 221-9330 or E-Mail brudberg@optonline.net

Jerry Carey
27 Tamarack Dr., Hopewell Junction, NY, 12533-6432
phone 897-2145 or E-Mail jcarey_mba@idsi.net
Or
jerry@mcgrathandco.com
JC101694@CS.com
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Hopewell Junction Book How did Hopewell become Hopewell Junction ?

Hopewell Depot Restoration Inc has produced a new book about the railroads of Hopewell Junction and the East Fishkill area. The book is packaged in a 3-ring binder so you can add your own notes. It contains 173 pages with a brief history of the railroads and 188 pictures of old trains and other scenes around Hopewell Junction. If you would like to see what Hopewell Junction looked like when steam trains were king, this is the book for you. You can almost hear the whistle and smell the coal smoke.

These books are a fund raiser for the restoration of the Hopewell Junction depot. Work is under way to restore the depot into a small museum and educational facility to preserve a part of the history of Hopewell Junction. It is the last remaining railroad building in the area and is located at the Hopewell Junction end of the Dutchess County Rail Trail. All profits from this book will be used for the restoration of the depot.

Books are $25 plus $8 shipping.

If you are in the area, we can arrange a pickup and forget the shipping cost.

1. Make out the checks to Hopewell Depot Restoration Inc.

2. Be sure that your return address is included.

3. Mail your order to:
Bernard Rudberg
7 Marion Ave.
Wappingers Falls, NY
12590-6017

If you want to pick up your book locally, send me an E-Mail or call and we will arrange a time and place.

Phone 845 221-9330
E-Mail brudberg@optonline.net

Poughkeepsie Bridge Walkway at Night

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It is years later. Trains no longer run over the bridge; instead it is a walkway. Bernie Rudberg took a great nighttime picture from the walkway. See more about the great Poughkeepsie Bridge.
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