Genesee Sun - Lighting the Region
- Published on Tuesday, 08 May 2012 14:26
- Written by Bryan Jackson
RUSH – The New York Museum of Transportation ride season starts Sunday, May 20 at 11:00 a.m. with a 2-mile round trip interurban trolley excursion that connects to a diesel train.
The ride links the New York Museum of Transportation with the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum’s country depot and railroad equipment collection. The trolley running the first portion of the ride is the only electric trolley operation in the state, and the diesel connection will operate on several special occasions throughout the summer. The trolley ride and tour will run through October, and no reservations are required.
The New York Museum of Transportation offers a unique experience and features authentic Rochester trolley cars, antique autos and trucks, a steam locomotive, horse-drawn vehicles, and a wide variety of exhibits and photographs. The current gallery exhibit, “Railroad Art by William Aeberli” spotlights the watercolor paintings and pen and ink sketches of a local artist who re-lived memories of local rail lines through his artwork. There’s also a continuous video showing the last days of the Rochester Subway.
Admission, including both museums and the ride between them, costs $7 for adults, $6 for seniors age 65 and over, and $5 for kids age 3–15.
The combined museum is open Sundays only, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is located at 6393 East River Road in Rush, N.Y. Weekday group visits can be arranged by phone at 585-533-1113 or online by visiting www.nymtmuseum.org.