Article From the Winter 2005 Issue of


The Journal of the New York Museum of Transportation


* Phil McCabe has more sign work coming his way. Shortly after Christmas a car on East River Road slid out of control on the snow-slicked highway and wiped out the stop sign and the "museum entrance" sign at the foot of our driveway.

* Keeping us plowed out for winter visitors has been in the care of Ted Strang this season. Ted not only drives the plow, but has spent a lot of time keeping the truck running. This year he’s fixed leaking fuel lines, replaced the left rear tire and rim, replaced the electronic ignition system module, and repaired the distributor. Erratic malfunctions of the transmission have Ted worrying that the truck is going to die permanently some time soon. The rusted body prompted a friend to suggest a tetanus shot before driving the thing! Ted wants to replace the truck with a tractor large enough for plowing and mowing, but small enough to fit in the building.

Can you help with snow plowing?

If you have a truck and plow, would you be willing to plow for us gratis? Can we call on you in an emergency if our truck fails? Do you have a lead on a tractor? Would you like to underwrite all or part of the purchase of a good, used tractor that will fit our needs? Please call and leave a message for Ted: (585) 533-1113.

* Dick Luchterhand reports "Bring Your Own Train" is once again a popular feature at NYMT this winter. The N-gauge layout (under construction and built to recreate the Rochester Subway) is now included in the offering. Dick says the Broad Street tunnel was built to clear trolleys, but that a recent visitor’s full-size diesel loco scraped the ceiling. Raising the roof on the tunnel might require City Council action, Dick…


VISIT US: Your museum is open Sundays, year round, 11 am to 5 pm. and on weekdays by appointment. Museum membership admits you free any time, and allows you to bring a limited family group to enjoy your museum at no charge. Why not stop out and see the progress first hand and check out the new items in our Gift Shop? Winter admission is $3 adults and $2 under 12. Summer admission is $6 adults, $5 seniors 65 and over, $4 ages 3 – 15; children age 2 and under are free if they sit on an adult’s lap on the ride. We’re at 6393 East River Road. Take I-390 Exit 11, Route 251 West 1 1/2 miles to East River Road, then north 1 mile to our entrance.


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