michael78651
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12:50 PM - May 31, 2018 #11

Thanks. You're 8 years before me (1973).
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dwinans4739
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6:35 PM - May 31, 2018 #12

I think we may have been the first class in the new school in Freedom Plains.

Dave
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2:59 PM - Jun 15, 2018 #13

dwinans4739 wrote: What would be the best source of information about the NH from Poughkeepsie to Hopewell Junction in the 1950s?  I grew up on Noxon Road and could see the NH run across Titusville Road.  I would like to model some aspects of this line and am looking for sources of information and photos.  
Dave Winans

There are several good books available about this territory, most of which are out of print but might be available used at a hobby shop or train show.  This section was originally the Dutchess County Railroad, then part of the Central New England Railway, the New Haven Railroad, Penn Central and finally Conrail.  The tracks were abandoned and pulled up a few years after the 1974 bridge fire.   My grandfather was a CNE fireman and moved the family from Poughkeepsie to Hopewell Jct in 1922.  He was a fireman for many years on the pusher engines stationed at Hopewell.  They first lived right next to the tracks where Rte 82 was a grade crossing.  When the State took their house by imminent domain in 1935, the family moved up to the next crossing at Bridge Street in Hopewell and bought the second house from the track.  Good train watching spot!  There is a Shoreliner article (volume 26, issue 2) "Hopewell Junction - Pushers and Santa Fe's" that I wrote back around 1995, which might be available as a back issue  from NHRHTA.  If you would like a list of books about the railroad in Hopewell or have any other questions, you can contact me at rrrich67@gmail.com.


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dwinans4739
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3:22 PM - Jun 15, 2018 #14

Thanks Rich.  I ordered two back issues with articles on the Maybrook line, but Vol 26, issue 2 was not one of them.  I will have to see if it is available.

Dave
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6:37 PM - Jun 19, 2018 #15

You can find Bernie Rudberg's Central New England (CNE) site contents here:
https://kenkinlock.com/the-maybrook-lin ... ss-county/
This link goes directly to the section on the Maybrook line across Dutchess County, at the top of the page are many other links to other parts of the CNE mostly in NY.  

Cheers
Craig Michaelsen (cne_craig on some forums)
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