NYLON – The New York Museum of Transportation officially opens a new track at its trolley barn 11:15 a.m. Saturday, June 25, with a brief ceremony and comments from William Carpenter, CEO of the Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority (RGRTA).
According to a press release from the Museum of Transportation, the new track is a product of several years of volunteer effort and will provide space to refurbish the museum’s newest trolley car and enhance the trolley ride experience for museum visitors.
The Rochester Subway’s fully restored ‘Casey Jones’ track gang car will be at the ceremony.
The event features slide talks, demonstration runs of Casey Jones, door prizes, kids activities, vintage trolley rides, and more from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors age 65 and older and youths ages 3 to 12.
The New York Museum of Transportation at 6393 East River Road in Rush is entirely run by volunteers and is normally open Sundays only, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Train rides are offered on the only electric trolley operation in New York State. Rides depart every 30 minutes beginning at 11:30. The museum contains numerous trolley cars, a steam locomotive, horse-drawn and highway vehicles, several model railroads, and a gift shop.
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