Article From the Fall 2003 Issue of


The Journal of the New York Museum of Transportation


We’re fortunate to have several published authors among our museum membership. Don Shilling’s fourth Arcadia publication is just out and it should be of interest to local transportation history enthusiasts. "Rochester’s Transportation Heritage" covers its topic in vintage images from the 1890s to the 1950s, and ranges from bicycles to airplanes, horsecars to buses, trolleys to automobiles. Don’s selection of photos, combined with posters and documents, shows our life and times as well as the vehicles we used to move people and goods in our area.

A final chapter in the book, entitled "Preserving our Transportation Heritage" amply covers the activities and efforts at NYMT and RGVRRM with photos of members and exhibits at the two museums.

Arcadia’s "Images of America" series includes hundreds of books in a now-familiar 6" x 9" softbound format with sepia-tone photos on their covers. For some time now, local authors around the country have been bringing the history of their area to light through these works, and helping make history available to all. In Don Shilling’s "Rochester’s Transportation Heritage", readers can gain an interesting and nostalgic overview of the history that delights so many of our visitors each year. The book is for sale in the museum gift shop, and at $19.99 is a great gift idea for transportation enthusiasts or local history buffs.