HENRIETTA– At one time, amusement parks and picnic grounds were built by trolley companies in the United States to encourage customers to ride on one of the more innovative forms mass transit of the time. This Saturday, the New York Museum of Transportation and the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum offer a recreation of that time period.
Starting at 4:30 p.m. visitors can hop aboard an authentic electric trolley or a diesel train as twilight falls on the Genesee Valley. Trolley rides depart from the New York Museum of Transportation, every thirty minutes starting at 4:30 p.m. At Midway station, passengers are transferred to a diesel train for a ride on a restored freight caboose. A thirty minute tour of the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum restored Erie Passenger depot follows before the trip back to the New York Museum of Transportation must be made.
Rides will operate continuously throughout the night, while a giant model railroad display with miniature trains will be available to enjoy as well. This excursion at twilight provides an opportunity for night photography as well.
Ice cream will be on sale for any interested. No reservations are needed. Cost of admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors (65+), and $8 for youth (3-17). The event is held at 6393 East River Road, West Henrietta, New York.
Visit RochesterTrainRides.com or call (585)-533-1113 for more information.