May 15 (Sunday) – TROLLEY RIDE SEASON OPENS
Today and every Sunday through October 30, trolley rides are included in a
museum visit. The only trolley operation in New York State brings back the
interurban era of a century ago. The clickety-clack on the rails and the
toots of the air whistle are a unique thrill as the 20-minute trip wends its
way through beautiful rural countryside.
May 22 (Sunday) –
WE"RE IN THE MOVIES
The 1948 Greyhound bus at the museum appeared in "Race", the recent film
depicting Jesse Owens' fight to compete in the Olympics where he won four
gold medals. The bus will be open for visitors, and tales from the
restoration and filming of the bus will be told.
June 25/26 (Saturday and Sunday) –
ROCHESTER SUBWAY 60TH ANNIVERSARY
The Rochester Subway stopped passenger service on June 30, 1956 and the
museum commemorates the anniversary with a weekend of talks and slide
presentations, demonstrations of the Subway's fully restored "Casey Jones"
speeder, food, and vendors. Unlimited rides on the museum railroad bring
back memories of travel aboard electric trolley cars of the Subway era. No
reservations required. Special event prices prevail.
July 17 (Sunday) – THE STREETS OF ROCHESTER
The museum's archives are opened with this presentation of a selection of
vintage street scenes in the Flower City. Antique autos, trolleys, buses
and trucks will be seen, along with the neighborhoods and downtown of long
ago. Showings at 12:30 and 2:30.
August 13 (Saturday) –
TROLLEYS AT TWILIGHT
Many trolley companies across the country once created popular amusement
parks and picnic grounds. The New York Museum of Transportation recreates an
evening at an old-time "trolley park" with the happy sound of the calliope
providing the background for authentic trolley rides through the rolling
hills. SPECIAL HOURS 4:00 p.m. - dusk
September 18 (Sunday) – ANTIQUE FIRE TRUCKS
Pumpers, hook-and-ladders, fire engines#they'll all be there to kick off the
museum's annual Fall Foliage ride season. These beautifully restored fire
trucks are proudly displayed by the Genesee Valley Antique Fire Apparatus
Association. Find out why firemen wear red suspenders! Trolley rides
throughout the day.
September 18 - October 30 (Sundays only) –
FALL FOLIAGE BY TROLLEY
Enjoy the beauty of autumn in western New York State from the window of an
authentic 89-year-old electric trolley car. Trolleys depart
every half hour starting at 11:30 a.m., and no reservations are required.
October 22 (Saturday)
– HALLOWEEN TROLLEY EXPRESS
All aboard the Halloween Special! Children and their parents are encouraged
to wear their Halloween costumes and join us for a special day at the
transportation museum. The trolley takes you to the Pumpkin Patch were
you'll decorate a free baby pumpkin and enjoy delicious cider and donuts.
In the museum there's unique trick-or-treating in Halloween-decorated
trolley cars! Special prices prevail and reservations are required.
December 4, 11, 18(Sundays) –
HOLLY TROLLEY RIDES
Santa may still use reindeer power, but sometimes he joins you to enjoy a
ride on our authentic 89-year-old electric trolley car, recalling another
time when families rode trolleys from their rural homes to do their holiday
shopping in the city. The museum will be decorated for the holiday. Also,
nothing says Christmas like model trains. The museum's large model railroad
will be running three trains at once!
Sundays through the winter (dates to be announced)
The New York Museum of Transportation is open all year, Sundays only. While
our trolleys and trains won't be running outside, we're still running model
trains inside! That's not all. We'll be scheduling a series of
"mini-events"...slide talks, craft events, readings, and many other treats
to tell the transportation story and brush away those winter blues.