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NYMT – A History of Streetcar Development

January 18, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm

Rochester streetcar at Main and University, 1935

Rochester streetcar at Main and University, 1935

The New York Museum of Transportation announces its winter event schedule including slide talks and presentations on area trolley history, the Rochester Subway, the Can of Worms, the history of the telegraph and many other interesting topics. All events are on Sundays. They start at 1:00 pm in the museum gallery and are free with admission ($5.00 adults, $4.00 age 3-12).

Sunday, January 18 “A History of Streetcar Development”

Electric railway cars evolved in both their complexity and utility throughout the years they were in use.  Transportation historian Charles Lowe will provide a brief talk and a detailed guided tour of the museum’s collection of historic electric cars, giving participants an  understanding of how these changes affected our daily lives here in Rochester and around the country.


January 18, 2015
11:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Industry Depot is located at 282 Rush Scottsville Road, Rush NY, 14543. We are easy to find from Exit 11 on I-390, and just 20 minutes from downtown Rochester on Route 251 West!

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Your ticket includes a train ride and admission to our museum grounds and exhibits. Ages 4 and under ride free, no ticket required.

Special Event ticket pricing may apply on certain days. See web site for details.
The Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum can trace its roots back to 1937 as the Rochester Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society. Since our museum was established in 1971, we have preserved more than 40 pieces of historic railroad equipment along with our 1909 Erie Railroad passenger station to bring Rochester's rich railroading heritage to life.