Hopewell History Video Gallery

The History Project YouTube channel includes both contributed History Project videos, and highlights external videos on Hopewell history from around the web (highlighted below).

History Project YouTube Channel

The History Project YouTube channel features historically interesting contributed video clips of life and events around the Hopewell Valley.

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External Videos

Highlighted below are various interesting external videos from around the web that explore the history of the Hopewell Valley. These are also linked on the History Project YouTube channel.

Click to preview and play the small-size videos on this page, then you can click the full-screen icon to view the video full-size, or click the YouTube logo to view the video on its YouTube page.

Reading train crossing Delaware – 1975
When I Think of Hopewell Valley – 1996

Railroad Videos

Reading Railroad – Phila. to Newark – 1975 / 1981 (11:02)

View from the front of the train travelling the route of Reading Railroad’s service between Philadelphia and New York.

  • First clip is Philadelphia to Newark – Summer 1975 – on the Crusader
  • Second clip (5:00) is Reading to Philadelphia and back – June 28, 1981
Full Video
Extract – Delaware river bridge through West Trenton and Pennington / Glenmoore to Hopewell

Reading Railroad – Crusader and Wall Street (7:27)

Video clips and contemporary brochures and graphics showing the Reading’s promotion of its Crusader and Wall Street trains.

  • The Crusader was a five-car stainless steel streamlined express train that ran from Philadelphia’s Reading Terminal to Jersey City, with a ferry connection to Lower Manhattan at Liberty Street. Introduced in 1937, service continued to the early 1980s. The train consisted of two stainless-steel coaches, two observation cars at each end, and a dining car in the middle.
  • The Wall Street (6:00) was the Reading’s other upscale Philadelphia–Jersey City train.
Full Video – Starts with Crusader
Wall Street train section

Hopewell Valley Central High School Videos

Videos primarily from Hopewell Valley Central High School in Pennington, New Jersey, created by television classes of Frank Flegeal, District Media Specialist. There are well over 1000 videos posted, including school, academic, sports, music, and other activities.

The clips are posed in separate YouTube channels grouped by years / decades, covering the 1980s through 2016.

Profiles of Hopewell Valley – 1986 & 1996

Profiles of the Hopewell Valley created in 1986 and 1996 to show the Hopewell Valley community to Middle States evaluators who came from all over New Jersey to Hopewell Valley Central High School in Pennington, New Jersey to evaluate the high school. Include sections on the local towns and interviews with residents.

This is Hopewell Valley – 1986

  • 0:00 – Hopewell Valley
  • 2:12 – Titusville – River
  • 3:32 – Hopewell Boro – Joe Pierson
  • 5:50 – Schools
  • 6:16 – Pennington – Chris McManimon
  • 8:25 – Hopewell Township – Dick Van Noy, Mayor
  • 13:19

When I Think of Hopewell Valley – 1996

  • 2:50 – Linda Maiden, Hopewell Township
  • 3:44 – Jeff Corelli, Hopewell Township
  • 4:04 – Dana Sullivan, Titusville
  • 5:32 – Pennington – Mike Winkler
  • 7:14 – Titusville – George Meyer
  • 8:22 – Emily Schwab, Pennington
  • 8:50 – George Meyer, Hopewell Township Police
  • 9:24 – Teenagers
  • 10:42 – Hopewell Township – Dick Clark
  • 13:12 – Schools – Diversity
  • 17:45 – Hopewell Borough – Chrys-Ann Kirby
  • 18:40 – Hopewell Valley Today – Quality of Life
  • 24:13