Trolley Museum of New York

Trolley Museum of New York Come and experience the rich history of rail transport while riding along one of Ulster County’s popular river waterfront attractions in Kingston, NY.
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Yesterday marked one year since the ceremonial last run of the NYC Transit RTS Bus. We decided not to let this anniversa...
05/07/2020

Yesterday marked one year since the ceremonial last run of the NYC Transit RTS Bus.

We decided not to let this anniversary go without sharing our 4901 with the city it called home for 21 years.

We are “out and about” this afternoon. Keep an eye out, maybe you’ll see us pass by!

East Troy Railroad Museum
05/03/2020

East Troy Railroad Museum

Attention all Local Friends:

Someone took the sign that hangs in front of our Depot in East Troy on Friday...we sure would like it back! Please message us or contact the Village of East Troy Police Department with any information you may have.

It is with deep regret we announce the passing ofBen Schaeffer after a battle with Covid-19. Ben was not only a conduct...
04/29/2020

It is with deep regret we announce the passing of
Ben Schaeffer after a battle with Covid-19. Ben was not only a conductor for New York City Transit, he was a lifelong transit historian. Ben spent over 40 years documenting the waterfront railways of New York. Ben was the Conductor on several of the museum train excursions. A huge loss. 

Benjamin W. Schaeffer
April 27, 1962 - April 28, 2020

A message from the Trolley Museum of New York.
04/14/2020

A message from the Trolley Museum of New York.

04/06/2020
New York Transit Museum
03/13/2020

New York Transit Museum

In response to Governor Cuomo’s statewide ban on gatherings of more than 500 individuals, starting tomorrow, March 14th, all New York Transit Museum locations will be closed to the public until further notice.

We will share updates when available at nytransitmuseum.org/covid19.

JCRHS Train Show at Mother Seton High School in Clark NJ
03/06/2020
JCRHS Train Show at Mother Seton High School in Clark NJ

JCRHS Train Show at Mother Seton High School in Clark NJ

The 2nd Sunday in March we host the largest railroadiana & model train show in NJ featuring some of the best know dealers of railroad items in the Northeast. Our vendors offer a wide range of railroad related products such as videos and slides, models of all gauges, timetables, books, china, clothin...

Wishing outgoing NYC Transit President Andy Byford the best. Thank you for all you’ve done for New York City, and for th...
02/21/2020

Wishing outgoing NYC Transit President Andy Byford the best. Thank you for all you’ve done for New York City, and for the museum community. You will be terribly missed. 

New sign for the museum grounds this season.
02/14/2020

New sign for the museum grounds this season.

New York Transit Museum
02/12/2020

New York Transit Museum

This is the last stop on this train!

Today, R-42 subway cars made their final trip, ending more than 50 years of service in New York City. Thank you to MTA New York City Transit and everyone who joined us for the final run of this beloved fleet. Farewell, R-42s!

Photos: Marc A. Hermann / MTA New York City Transit.

4901 reflecting on its long life in NYC and looking forward to its new life.
02/07/2020

4901 reflecting on its long life in NYC and looking forward to its new life.

Bay Ridge Model Railroad Club
02/01/2020

Bay Ridge Model Railroad Club

And so it begins.....

Reassembling the layout has begun!

Our Mission: To educate people on the importance of transit in the development of modern urban society and to help conti...
01/20/2020

Our Mission: To educate people on the importance of transit in the development of modern urban society and to help contimue to build and unite our community.

#drmartinlutherkingjr #unity #mission #goals #dreams #ihaveadream #oneworld #tmny #trolleymuseumofnewyork #kingstonny #ulstercounty #newyork

We are seeing reports that SEPTA will be making the Route 15 “temporary bus” a week from today.  It is said that the PCC...
01/18/2020

We are seeing reports that SEPTA will be making the Route 15 “temporary bus” a week from today. It is said that the PCC-II cars are having numerous issues, and there are barely enough running to make service.

Whatever the case, get down there and ride these classics before they are no more!

If you’re in Downtown Brooklyn, be sure to check out the “Reign of the Redbirds” exhibit at the New York Transit Museum....
01/14/2020

If you’re in Downtown Brooklyn, be sure to check out the “Reign of the Redbirds” exhibit at the New York Transit Museum. Our friends over there have done a great job creating the exhibit.

“Reign of the Redbirds” opens tomorrow! Commemorating the 60th anniversary of the debut of the R-26 cars, our “Reign of the Redbirds” exhibit tells the story of nine subway car types that became as synonymous with New York City as the subway token.

Delivered between 1959 and 1964, these subway cars collectively came to be known as “Redbirds”— because of the color they were painted from 1984 until retirement in 2003 in an effort to combat subway car graffiti. Between 1959 and 2003, nearly 2,000 of them ran on every numbered line and several lettered lines, leaving an indelible mark on public perception of the city and its transit system.

#ReignoftheRedbirds is on view through September 2020. Plan your visit at nytransitmuseum.org/visit.

Did you know Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park will be celebrating the Wonder Wheel’s 100th birthday this year! What’s ...
01/12/2020

Did you know Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park will be celebrating the Wonder Wheel’s 100th birthday this year! What’s the Brooklyn Trolley connection? A turnstile that was used on a Brooklyn trolley car is next to the Wonder Wheel by the restrooms. Check it out when the park reopens in the Spring!

01/12/2020

Hey NEATO! Don’t forget us!

TMNY

As with any transit / trolley museum, one important part of continued growth and development is cooperation and a good w...
01/11/2020

As with any transit / trolley museum, one important part of continued growth and development is cooperation and a good working relationship between the museum and various agencies.

We would like to take a moment to say thank you to all of our partners in preservation.

In the last few years, we have worked together with several agencies, including the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Amtran (Altoona), Translite, and most recently MTA New York City Transit.

When NYC Transit retired their legendary RTS Buses in May 2019, several museum trustees began working with NYC Transit to try and have one preserved. That vision became a reality in August 2019 when RTS #4901 joined our family.

A special thank you to NYC Transit President Andy Byford for seeing the value of preserving our Transit history, and allowing us to be part of it.

Reassembly of the Bay Ridge Model Railroad Club layout begins this month at their new home at our museum. We still have ...
01/02/2020
Click here to support Bay Ridge Model Railroad Club organized by Mark Wolodarsky

Reassembly of the Bay Ridge Model Railroad Club layout begins this month at their new home at our museum.

We still have a long road ahead of us. Please consider donating. Anything large or small helps.

We are also looking for rolling stock to replace the many pieces that were “claimed” by the family of a former member.

Mark Wolodarsky Bay Ridge Model Railroad Club The Bay Ridge Model Railroad Club was given notice to vacate the premises that they have occupied for over 70 ye

We would like to wish you all a Happy New Year 2020!#tmny #trolleymuseumny #kingstonny #ulstercounty #newyork #happynewy...
01/01/2020

We would like to wish you all a Happy New Year 2020!

#tmny #trolleymuseumny #kingstonny #ulstercounty #newyork #happynewyear

01/01/2020
While we are enjoying our winter hiatus, there is plenty happening in NYC today! Car 103 makes its debut (After 40 years...
12/29/2019

While we are enjoying our winter hiatus, there is plenty happening in NYC today! Car 103 makes its debut (After 40 years) on the holiday train!

From all of us here at the Trolley Museum of New York, we’d like to wish you all a happy and beautiful holiday season. P...
12/25/2019

From all of us here at the Trolley Museum of New York, we’d like to wish you all a happy and beautiful holiday season.

Photo: Aahd Tahar.

#tmny #trolleymuseumofnewyork #kingstonny #ulstercounty #newyork #happyholidays #merrychristmas #happychanukah #happykwanzaa

12/23/2019

Hello friends! Many exciting things will be happening at the museum this winter. New displays are in the works. Work on reassembling the Bay Ridge Model Railroad Club layout will begin shortly.

One thing the museum will need is some additional space. We are looking for anyone who is interested in donating a mid size or larger camper trailer or RV that is in decent shape. It would be utilized as office space and a crew facility for our volunteers.

If there are any leads, please respond here, or message us.

Oh, and Happy Festivus!!

Pennsylvania Railroad T1 Steam Locomotive Trust
12/19/2019

Pennsylvania Railroad T1 Steam Locomotive Trust

NEXT MAJOR SECTION ORDERED - The PRR T1 Trust is excited to announce we have ordered the next major section of the boiler, the Smokebox. This is a very important part of the combustion/exhaust cycle of a boiler. We will provide updates on construction and attachment to boiler in coming weeks. We ask for your help to raise the funds to complete the next phase of boiler, the exterior of the firebox. We have raised over half of the $150,000 needed and we need your help to get us over the finish line. You can donate on here or visit our website for many options including becoming a monthly donor. Ever dollar helps. www.t1trust.com

It’s that time again! Today’s #givingtuesday ! Please consider donating to the museum. No donation’s too big, nor too sm...
12/03/2019

It’s that time again! Today’s #givingtuesday ! Please consider donating to the museum. No donation’s too big, nor too small. Your support helps us continue to provide everyone with beautiful and educational trolley rides along the waterfront. It also helps keep all businesses along the trolley line in Downtown Kingston together. Visit tmny.org/donate for more information.

Photo: Aahd Tahar.

#tmny #trolleymuseumofnewyork #kingstonny #ulstercounty #newyork #trolley #kingstonwaterfront #rondoutwaterfront #givingisgood #nycsubway

Great news! Our ex-NYCT RTS #4901 is ready to be picked up. The shop that worked on her says they can’t believe how good...
11/29/2019

Great news! Our ex-NYCT RTS #4901 is ready to be picked up.

The shop that worked on her says they can’t believe how good she is underneath. Everything is like new.

We hope to have her up in at the museum in the next week or two.

11/27/2019

We’re open for Sinterklaas! Join us this Saturday, November 30 and ride the trolley! Bring the whole family! We’ll see you there!

#tmny #trolleymuseumofnewyork #kingstonny #ulstercounty #newyork #sinterklaas #rondoutwaterfront #kingstonwaterfront

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“Leaving It Better Than We Found It”

We are The Trolley Museum of New York, founded in Brooklyn, New York in 1955 with four trolley cars and a desire to share the rich history of rail transport and the role it played in American history. In 1983, the museum moved upstate into its current home, at the renovated Ulster & Delaware Railroad yard in Kingston.

Our museum hosts a growing collection of trolleys, subway cars, and railroad equipment, several which have historical significance, such as the Port Authority Trans Hudson PA-1 commuter car no. 143, which survived the collapse of the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001. We run excursions on a 1.5 mile rail line along the Hudson River waterfront, from T.R. Gallo Park on Broadway and East Strand Street to Kingston Point Park.

With a renewed vision and dedication to the Museum as a whole, we aim to share with the general public the rich history of passenger transportation that our museum's founders worked so diligently to preserve over 60 years ago.

You can read a more in-depth summary of our history here at tmny.org/learnmore.

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You have one of the PATH's PA-1 trailer cars, maybe you ought to see about getting one of their retired PA-4 cars as well sometime...
Will the Trolley Museum of New York be open on Sunday,March 22, 2020 to coincide with the Kingston Train Show @ Murphy Midtown Center? If so,what are the operating hours?
Hello, do you happen to know what this structure off the East Strand is? It is close to the trolley tracks and I am wondering if it might be related?
Have you folks ever seen this?
We had a great time yesterday! Big thanks to Harold for taking the time to answer all of our questions!
Quick ride but very nice view and staff
Happy Birthday Cannen!! What a great birthday party on the trolley! Your Batman birthday cake was yummy! Come have your birthday party on the trolley! No age requirements!! Contact us for more information.
Another successful Bus & Rail Tour of the U & D Corridor, Kingston Point to Roxbury, NY.
Thanks for Saving the Bay Ridge Model Railroad folks, much appreciated.