A third railroad called the Dutchess County Railroad began service from Poughkeepsie to Hopewell Junction in 1892. About 1905 the Hopewell Depot was moved from Bridge Street to the present location at the crossing of the rail lines.
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The Hopewell Depot train station was built in 1873 and served witness to the rise and fall of Hopewell Junction as a major railroad hub of Dutchess County. Three distinct railroads originally served Hopewell with extensive facilities such as freight yards, an engine house and signal tower.
After a fire nearly destroyed the building in 1986, local residents formed the Hopewell Depot Restoration Corp. to preserve and restore the station and its surroundings to its original form. The depot building looks as it once did and we have nearly finished the nearby switching tower.
You are invited to travel back to the heyday of railroading by exploring our gallery and by joining us at the Hopewell Depot.
Read about the grand opening of our new Switching Tower. Find out more.