Article From the Winter 2005 Issue of


The Journal of the New York Museum of Transportation


Our new exhibit case built by Ted Thomas has already been put to work, filled with many items from our bus collection. The classy-looking exhibit, "Buses", features a variety of memorabilia from both over-the-road bus transportation and transit buses.

Uniforms, timetables, advertising pieces, manufacturer photos, builder plates, roll signs and dashboard items have come from donations made by Keith Payne and Robert Sardis, and bus models are on loan from Don Quant, Tom Kirn, and Jim Dierks. Rounding out the exhibit is the RTS poster featuring artwork of the late Robert Northrup, an early

    Our new bus exhibit inaugurates Ted Thomasí handiwork.

volunteer at the museum. The collectible poster depicts Rochesterís transit bus history in a series of color paintings by Bob, showing the great variety of vehicles operated locally. Tedís handsome exhibit case provides a secure, attractive, lighted display place for smaller items that we otherwise have no safe way to share with our visitors. "Buses" will run through May, when Paul Monte will mount a new exhibit on railroad lanterns.