Article From the Summer 2001 Issue of


The Journal of the New York Museum of Transportation


We just don’t have enough room here to do an article on all that goes on at the museum, but the following should give a little credit where it’s due, and give readers an idea of the variety of opportunity for involvement offered at NYMT!

Ô Ted Thomas has been adding electronic photos of our catalogued archive items to the computer catalogue, to make it easier for researchers to find the photos they want.

Ô Jim Dierks has added new signs on the fire truck to remind visitors not to push buttons, etc., and he has added placques on both sides recognizing Mike Cassin’s donation of the truck.

Ô John Corzine installed a tension bar across to support the gates of our bus corral, so the gates work and look better.

Ô After a suggestion by the Gift Shop staff, nifty new signs have been put up inside the barn to direct visitors to the track car ride, restrooms, model railroad, and fire truck. Thanks to Phil McCabe, Randy Bogucki, John Corzine and Jim Dierks.

Ô Roger Dupuis is starting up a website for RTS buses:

Ô Members interested in keeping up to date on happenings at other rail and trolley museums can check their latest newsletters in our Archive room (binder on top of mail box).

Ô Don Shilling’s latest book is out, and it’s full of nostalgic Rochester street scenes. "Rochester’s Downtown" is another in Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series, and features over 200 photos, maps, restaurant menus, and early ads in its 128 pages. Ride the streetcar to see a movie at the Capitol theater, have a malt at Sibley’s, and learn where the first Cutler Mail Chute was installed, all for $19.99.


As promised in our last issue, the museum’s 1920’s Casey Jones track car, the one time Maintenance of Way workhorse for the Rochester Subway, will perform a series of demonstration runs throughout SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23. If you haven’t seen Gary Morse’s splendid restoration or watched him manipulate the controls of the Model T Ford engine of this nifty piece of Rochester history, now’s your chance!