• Hopewell Junction depot restoration thread

  • Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New York State.
Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New York State.

Moderator: Otto Vondrak

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  by Bernard Rudberg
A brisk fall day brought out lots of visitors from the Rai Trail today.

Check out the attachment about our Depot Christmas celebration.
We will have a small train layout for the kids to play with.
Bring your kids. We might even get to meet Santa.
Completely free. No charges of any kind.

Also, don't forget the annual train show at the Poughkeepsie Civic Center tomorrow, Sunday 11/13.
Doors open at 10 and we will be there with our usual table.
  by Otto Vondrak
I am sad to report that railroad historian and frequent contributor Bernie Rudberg passed away on December 14, 2016. As you know, Bernie was instrumental in having the Hopewell Junction depot restored and turned into a local attraction. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Hopewell Depot Restoration Corporation, P.O. Box 1044, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533.

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  by charlie6017
I am so sorry to see this sad news. I never met Bernie in person, but followed this thread closely as I found the restoration of this
fine depot interesting. I wish his family and friends the very best.

  by RussNelson
Thank you for sharing this sad news. I was not a close friend, but always appreciated hearing from him. I donated to the roof project very early on, mostly on faith in Bernie's eventual success (it was a very dark time for the depot). He did well by us, and by his community.
  by Jeff Smith
Mr. Rudberg was a long time contributor to this thread and he will be sorely missed.
  by pumpers
I never had a chance to meet Mr. Rudberg in person but I do look forward to a bike trip to Hopewell Junction. He truly was someone who made a difference, leaving something for so many to enjoy. Jim S.
  by Dick H
With the passing of Bernie, it looks like any updates on Railroad.net about
the HJ Depot will be a thing of the past. There is an update on the annual
CNE Bus Trip on April 2nd on the HJ Depot Facebook Page.
https://www.facebook.com/hopewelldepot/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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