Bernard Rudberg, New York Railroad Historian, Passes

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Bernard Rudberg, New York Railroad Historian, Passes

Post by Jeff Smith » Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:32 am

Many of you may already know that Bernard Rudberg passed away on December 14. Mr. Rudberg was a long time contributor to this forum and he will be sorely missed.

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Re: Bernard Rudberg, New York Railroad Historian, Passes

Post by kro52 » Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:25 am

Rest in peace Bernard, God Bless

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Re: Bernard Rudberg, New York Railroad Historian, Passes

Post by jwhite07 » Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:43 am

I am sorry to hear that. Although I did not know him, his updates on the ongoing restoration of the Hopewell Depot were always interesting reads. The project is a model of what a dedicated group can accomplish in short time, and it is a great monument to him and his group's hard work over the past few years.

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Re: Bernard Rudberg, New York Railroad Historian, Passes

Post by NHV 669 » Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:10 pm

^ when you put the elbow grease in 100%, you'll really see the fruits of labor on the other side.
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Re: Bernard Rudberg, New York Railroad Historian, Passes

Post by MEC407 » Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:48 am

jwhite07 wrote:I am sorry to hear that. Although I did not know him, his updates on the ongoing restoration of the Hopewell Depot were always interesting reads. The project is a model of what a dedicated group can accomplish in short time, and it is a great monument to him and his group's hard work over the past few years.
I couldn't have said it better.
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Re: Bernard Rudberg, New York Railroad Historian, Passes

Post by Dick H » Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:39 pm

I was fortunate to visit the HJ depot in 2014 and had an excellent chat with
Mr. Rudberg. His efforts on behalf of the depot restoration and his knowledge
of railroad history in that area will long be remembered. RIP, Bernie.

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Re: Bernard Rudberg, New York Railroad Historian, Passes

Post by Jeff Smith » Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:14 am

Lots of good videos if you'd like to remember Mr. Rudberg: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbsDzBrjdzs" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Bernard Rudberg, New York Railroad Historian, Passes

Post by Noel Weaver » Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:48 pm

I remember when I chartered a Budd Car from New Haven to Campbell Hall in the fall of 1968 we stopped at Hopewell Junction and even back then there was a move to save and restore that old station. Thanks to Bernie Rudberg it happened, it took a long time but good things often take a long time. Thanks Bernie!!
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Re: Bernard Rudberg, New York Railroad Historian, Passes

Post by Engineer Spike » Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:25 am

I have been a long time CNE fan. It started with family trips along US 44, and spotting its right of way. Since then, I have learned that several family members were involved with its charter, construction, and operation. Mr. Rudberg has certainly put out lots of information, based on his research. Even though we never crossed paths, I appreciate his efforts.

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