Article From the Spring 2001 Issue of


The Journal of the New York Museum of Transportation


Were pleased that there are many out-of-towners among our 142 members, but were even more gratified when they volunteer to help from afar. Such was the case last winter when Larry Rine, who volunteered at NYMT when he was a student at RIT, contacted us from his home in suburban Chicago and offered himself up for any woodworking project we might have. The result was three much-needed new benches for the passenger loading platform which Larry and his wife, Lisa, delivered in April.

In addition to providing a resting spot for Sunday visitors waiting for a track car ride, the benches will help in crowd control during weekday group tours. Made of pressure treated wood and sturdily built along clean, functional lines, the donated benches are a welcome addition to the platform, and we thank Larry and Lisa for a great effort on our behalf.

Larry and Lisa Rine took a vacation from their jobs at GMs Electromotive Division to deliver the benches they built.