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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05/12/2019

‪SERVICE ALET‬

‪Due to rain and flood conditions, there is no trolley service between the museum amd Gallo Park. We apologize for the inconvenience. ‬

A beautiful day to come and visit! Come one, come all! Photo: Travis Gorham.#tmny #trolleymuseumofnewyork #kingstonny #u...
05/04/2019

A beautiful day to come and visit! Come one, come all! Photo: Travis Gorham.

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April Showers. Photo: Travis Gorham.#tmmy #trolleymuseumofnewyork #kingstonny #ulstercounty #newyork #aprilshowers #whit...
04/30/2019

April Showers. Photo: Travis Gorham.

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Trolley Museum of New York - Bay Ridge Model Railroad Club
04/29/2019
Trolley Museum of New York - Bay Ridge Model Railroad Club

Trolley Museum of New York - Bay Ridge Model Railroad Club

The Bay Ridge Model Railroad Club, Inc. was organized in 1946 after the merger of two former model railroad clubs - The Brooklyn Model Railroad, founded in 1932; and the Shore Haven Central, founded in 1936.

We are officially open for the 2019 season! We are running trolley service until 5:00pm today. We run every weekend from...
04/27/2019
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We are officially open for the 2019 season! We are running trolley service until 5:00pm today. We run every weekend from 12:00pm to 5:00pm unless otherwise posted.

To kick off our Opening Day celebration, we have also opened up our eBay online store! Purchase an item there today and get a FREE 2019 Season Family Pass!

Come one, come all!

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04/26/2019
Opening Day is almost here! Saturday at Noon!
04/25/2019

Opening Day is almost here! Saturday at Noon!

Chicago Transit Authority
04/24/2019

Chicago Transit Authority

Join us for a special fundraiser to support preservation and restoration of historic Chicago transit equipment!

Ever wanted to ride vintage 1920s ‘L’ cars in their native environment, but without crowds or waiting in line, while also supporting the preservation of those cars and others like it? The CTA and the Fox River Trolley Museum (FRTM) invite you to join them for an special day-long trip aboard CTA’s 1923-vintage railcars 4271-4272, the crown jewel of the CTA’s vintage vehicle collection, to support the preservation efforts of the CTA Heritage Fleet Program and the Fox River Trolley Museum.

The fundraiser trip will take place Saturday, May 11, 2019, and begin at Linden at 9am. The day-long trip will see the Heritage 4000-series cars visit the North Side main line, Loop, 63rd and Harlem ends of the Green Line, the Pink Line to 54th, and the Orange Line to Midway, the photography opportunities along the way. Each ticketed rider will have a seat for the entire trip.

Tickets are $150 per person, in advance. Tickets are sold first-come, first-served, and are limited in quantity. Proceeds from the ticket sales go to support the CTA Heritage Fleet Program and Fox River Trolley Museum. Tickets are nonrefundable.

These special, nearly-century old rapid transit cars have been lovingly maintained, and exude a vintage charm that always brings a smile to the faces of those who see them. Riding them on the ‘L’, as they were originally enjoyed, is a singular and unforgettable experience. They are only used for a few events each year, so this is a rare opportunity, especially to have the train to yourself and a small group of guests, all while helping assure the cars and others like them are preserved for future generations to enjoy—don’t miss out!

*** Buy your tickets here! *** https://www.dynamicticketsolutions.com/frtm/index-responsive.cfm?pgfn=list&template_ID=13&DateDetail=2019-05-11

About the Heritage Fleet Program: The CTA Heritage Fleet Program is designed to preserve and celebrate CTA’s history. The program, established in 2016, was created to ensure that our vintage buses, rail cars and other equipment are preserved and maintained so they can be remembered and enjoyed through charters and events held for the public. The program is supported by revenue generated by CTAgifts.com (our online gift shop), while repair and upkeep of the vehicles is provided through the generous volunteer work of CTA employees, retirees, and industry experts. More info: https://www.transitchicago.com/heritagefleet/

About Fox River Trolley Museum: The Fox River Trolley Museum is a not-for-profit, founded in 1961, dedicated to the preservation Chicago's electric railway heritage and interpretation of the lines' colorful history. All workers at the museum are volunteers. The museum operates its demonstration railway, a remnant of the old Aurora Elgin & Fox River Electric Co. interurban (inter-city) rail line, on Sundays from Mother's Day through the end of October, Saturdays in July and August and on three major in-season holidays -- Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day. More info: https://www.foxtrolley.org

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Brooklyn Reporter
04/17/2019
Brooklyn Reporter

Brooklyn Reporter

It looked like the end of the line for Bay Ridge’s beloved Model Railroad Club but the trains will keep on rollin’, albeit in their new home in Kingston, New York.

The start of an amazing new season fast approaches! Reminder: This Saturday, April 20th, we will be holding a safety and...
04/17/2019

The start of an amazing new season fast approaches!

Reminder: This Saturday, April 20th, we will be holding a safety and operating rules training class at the museum. If you’re interested in learning how to operate our trolley cars, please attend.

The countdown continues!
04/16/2019

The countdown continues!

Opening Day!
04/16/2019

Opening Day!

BREAKING NEWSWe are pleased to announce that the National Train Collectors Association has just offered a donation to he...
04/15/2019
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BREAKING NEWS

We are pleased to announce that the National Train Collectors Association has just offered a donation to help the move of the Bay Ridge Model Railroad Club at it's new home, the Trolley Museum of New York. We're now at nearly $10,000 raised for the set up of the club’s unique and historic model display!

This new addition to the musuem will bring in new members, new revenue, and allow us to attract the visiting public year round.

We are still taking in donations. Once again, we thank you for your support!

The Bay Ridge Model Railroad Club was given notice to vacate the premises that they have occupied for over 70 years. We are raising funds to disassemble and move the layout. We have found a new home! The Trolley Museum of New York has agreed to give us a new home! The Bay Ridge Model Club will be...

Twelve more days until we kick off the start of our 2019 season! Gate opens at 12:00 noon on Saturday, April 27th. This ...
04/15/2019

Twelve more days until we kick off the start of our 2019 season! Gate opens at 12:00 noon on Saturday, April 27th.

This coming Saturday, April 20th, we will be holding a safety and operating rules training for the upcoming season. If you're interested in learning how to run our trolley cars, please attend.

Our 2019 season begins less than two weeks away and our volunteers are getting ready! Our Johnstown Traction Co. trolley...
04/14/2019

Our 2019 season begins less than two weeks away and our volunteers are getting ready!

Our Johnstown Traction Co. trolley car no. 358 comes out of the shop with newly painted doors. Progress has been made as all doors have been installed onto the trolley car. This weekend, our volunteers also performed maintenance work on no. 358 that also included an oil change.

Photo: Travis Gorham.

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The U&D Railway Revitalization Corporation is hosting a guided tour of the historic Catskill Mountain Branch of the New ...
04/13/2019

The U&D Railway Revitalization Corporation is hosting a guided tour of the historic Catskill Mountain Branch of the New York Central Railroad by rail and bus, on April 27, 2019. It will be leaving from Kingston Plaza at 8:30am. The day-long Great Mountain Flyer tour will have guides to narrate the trip, will include lunch, and all transportation.

Stops will include the Trolley Museum of New York with a trolley excursion to Kingston Point, a trip on the Catskill Mountain Railroad, a lunch at the Empire State Railway Museum in Phoenicia, an excursion on the Delware & Ulster Railroad from Arkville to Roxbury and back, and many sights along the way. The tour will return to Kingston Plaza at 5:30pm.

Tickets are $99.00 per person – reservations are required. Tickets can be purchased through our website (www.udrrcorp.com) or by mail to: U&D Railway Revitalization Corp. P.O. Box 503, Phoenicia, NY 12464. Include a check made out to the U&D Railway Revitalization in the amount of $99.00 per person and include contact information in the event we need to get in touch with you. For more information, call 518-965-5246 or email [email protected]

U&D Railway Revitalization Corp
04/11/2019

U&D Railway Revitalization Corp

Deconstruction continues on the model railroad layout as the Bay Ridge Model Railroad Club makes its move from Brooklyn ...
04/08/2019

Deconstruction continues on the model railroad layout as the Bay Ridge Model Railroad Club makes its move from Brooklyn to the museum. Please continue to help fund the move. Over $4,200 have been contributed in donations so far, thanks to close to 90 supporters and counting! We thank you and appreciate your support! Make a donation and share the link to the GoFundMe campaign at https://www.gofundme.com/bay-ridge-model-railroad-club?member=1851794

#tmny #trolleymuseumofnewyork #kingstonny #ulstercounty #newyork #bayridge #brooklyn #modelrailroad #oscale @ Bay Ridge Model Railroad Club

04/05/2019

The Bay Ridge Model Railroad Club makes its final runs in Brooklyn before the big move to Kingston. #tmny #trolleymuseumofnewyork #kingstonny #ulstercounty #newyork #bayridge #modelrailroad #oscale

04/05/2019

Good morning from Bay Ridge!

04/03/2019

Bay Ridge Model Railroad Club’s EL making its last trips before the big move to Kingston.

04/02/2019
Bay Ridge Model Railroad Club

Bay Ridge Model Railroad Club

experance the bay ridge model rail road club form the enginers prospective! taken last friday thanks again Neville

Progress on the Door Installation on our Johnstown Traction Trolley Car no. 358. As the month of March wraps up, volunte...
03/31/2019

Progress on the Door Installation on our Johnstown Traction Trolley Car no. 358.

As the month of March wraps up, volunteers were busy at work on our trolley car. All the door panels have been painted, with one more set of doors left to be installed onto the car. These final set of doors, according to our Chief Mechanical Officer Harold Greenblatt and Master Mechanic Bill Wexler, will be installed next weekend. Upper door guides have also been cleaned and painted.

Our 2019 season begins just left than a month away! To find more information on our museum, how to get there, and how you can get involved, visit our website at tmny.org

Photos: Harold Greenblatt and Travis Gorham.

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In case you missed it: We announced early today that this wonderful model railroad group, the Bay Ridge Model Railroad C...
03/30/2019

In case you missed it: We announced early today that this wonderful model railroad group, the Bay Ridge Model Railroad Club, is relocating to our museum after over 70 years in their Brooklyn home.

We are currently accepting donations to help us move this wonderful display to the museum. Click on the GoFundMe link for more information on the model railroad display. https://www.gofundme.com/bay-ridge-model-railroad-club?member=1851794

Check out some of these images! Photos: Erik Garces

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03/30/2019
Greg Mocker

We are pleased to announce that the Bay Ridge Model Railroad Club in Brooklyn, NY will be moving to our museum! The model railroad display, which has been housed in the Bay Ridge Section of Beooklyn, NY, will soon be showcased at the museum. Take a look at this clip by WPIX-TV’s Greg Mocker.

End of the line for Bay Ridge Model Railroad in their home of more than 70 years. But there's a light at the end of the tunnel. The display will be moving to Trolley Museum of New York

Door installation work continues on our Johnstown Traction Company trolley car no. 358. Today, our volunteers began the ...
03/17/2019

Door installation work continues on our Johnstown Traction Company trolley car no. 358. Today, our volunteers began the painting process by applying primer to each of the doors. We should have the car ready by Opening Day!

Photos by Harold Greenblatt.

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Our volunteers were busy again working on projects this weekend! One group worked on our R4 subway car no. 825. The car ...
02/24/2019

Our volunteers were busy again working on projects this weekend!

One group worked on our R4 subway car no. 825. The car interior was finally emptied out of parts and large items, giving volunteers room to now begin prep work of the interior.

Back in the shop building, another group worked on installing a third set of doors on our Johnstown Traction Co. car no. 358. Work there is progressing at a steady pace and should be completed by Opening Day in April.

A huge thank you to all of our volunteers!

Photos by Justin Myrick and Omar Pagan.

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The interior of Port Authority Trans Hudson PA-1 car no. 143. Photo by Travis Gorham. #tmny #trolleymuseumofnewyork #kin...
02/10/2019

The interior of Port Authority Trans Hudson PA-1 car no. 143. Photo by Travis Gorham.

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Our volunteers were busy today! First, our Chief Mechanical Officer Harold Greenblatt and Master Mechanic Bill Wexler ha...
01/27/2019

Our volunteers were busy today! First, our Chief Mechanical Officer Harold Greenblatt and Master Mechanic Bill Wexler handled the completion of the first set of doors was finally installed onto Our Johnstown Traction Co. trolley car no. 358.

Next, our volunteer Travis Gotham worked on removing more parts from the interior of our R4 subway car no. 825. Parts were organized and stored inside storage totes, which were placed on newly-constructed shelves.

Lastly, one of the cab windows on four Port Authority Trans Hudson PA-1 car no. 143 received quick repairs.

A job well done to all our volunteers!

Photos by Harold Greenblatt and Travis Gorham.

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Today, we celebrate hard working people with missions, with goals, with dreams. Here at TMNY, our volunteers have worked...
01/21/2019

Today, we celebrate hard working people with missions, with goals, with dreams. Here at TMNY, our volunteers have worked hard over the years to build our museum into what it is and has always been: one that not only keeps on growing, but also keeps on uniting all communities. A place that continues to educates all, to preserves history, and to shares experiences.

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From engine maintenance on our GMC “New Look” Fishbowl no. 158, to clean up work on our R4 subway car no. 825, our volun...
01/12/2019

From engine maintenance on our GMC “New Look” Fishbowl no. 158, to clean up work on our R4 subway car no. 825, our volunteers have been quite busy today!

The highlight of today’s volunteer work session was a door test on our Johnstown Traction Co. trolley car no. 358. Over the last few weeks, our volunteers, led by our Chief Mechanical Officer Harold Greenblatt and our Master Mechanic Bill Wexler, began the process of restoring the doors on this car. Last week, door brackets were installed on the doorways of the car. During today’s test, a door leaf was fitted into this doorway to determine what modifications should be made going forward.

As we prepare for this upcoming 2019 season, you can help us by going onto www.tmny.org/donate and help us keep this and other projects going. We look forward to seeing you this coming spring. And we thank you for your ongoing support of TMNY!

Photos: Travis Gorham.

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We at the Trolley Museum of New York would like to wish you all a happy 2019!  #tmny #trolleymuseumofnewyork #kingstonny...
01/01/2019

We at the Trolley Museum of New York would like to wish you all a happy 2019! #tmny #trolleymuseumofnewyork #kingstonny #ulstercounty #newyork #happynewyear #happynewyear2019 #jgbrill #interurban #doodlebug

From all of us at the Trolley Museum of New York, we would like to wish you all Happy Holidays! A Transit Christmas Writ...
12/24/2018

From all of us at the Trolley Museum of New York, we would like to wish you all Happy Holidays!

A Transit Christmas
Written by Erik Garcés

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all down the line,
Not a train was rolling, all 'cause of mine.
Turnstiles ahead, were beeping with fares,
People hoping their ride would soon be there.

The passengers aboard, nestled all snug in their seats,
While I wondered aloud if I'd get days in the street.
My smiling conductor, pulled out a pen with a flip,
Having just sat down to write her overtime slip;

When there in the tunnel there arose such a clatter,
I sprang towards the cab to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash.
Banging my knee on the seat, forgetting my no lunch cash.

Our headlights lit the tunnel with a warm fuzzy glow,
Giving the luster of mid-day to objects below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a brightly vested creature, walking the third rail without fear.

He must be an old timer, so sure and so slow,
I knew in a moment he wasn't from RTO.
He staggered some then clambered aboard he came,
As he cursed and shouted, all the profanity you could name;

"Now, DAMMIT you CALLED! What needs a-FIXIN!
What's WRONG with this TRAIN?! Football game IM'A MISSIN!
Bad compressor? Check the breaker on the wall!
I'll reset them one, I'll reset them all!”

As wet leaves before a station, spot wheels to pain our ears,
Should you run that home signal, it won't matter your years.
So down below the car body our inspector flew,
With a bag full of tools, and flashlights too.

But then in a moment, I heard beneath the floor;
The satisfied cursing of our friend's roar.
I drew in my breath, at hearing the sound,
Thinking perhaps, at last we'd be Manhattan bound.

Emerging from between cars, an expression of peace.
His vest all tarnished with steel dust and grease;
A handful of tools he flung on the seat,
The passengers wondering what was his great feat.

His eyes -- how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
From all the liquor he'd consumed a short time ago;

Without fear of a random, a lit cigar in his teeth.
The smoke filled the car and boy did it reek!
He had a broad smile and a laugh like a rocket,
It was then I understood: his papers were in his pocket!

He was beyond retirement age, this jolly old elf,
Thus, his benefit package was better than that of myself.
Thinking of my next check while admiring his lack of speed,
Soon gave me to know the G2 would be something to read!

He spoke not a word, self assured of the work,
And refilled his tool bag; calling his supervisor a jerk.
Notebook in hand, pointing at me as he rose,
“I need your pass number, you know how it goes.”

Dropping to the roadbed, and stepping to the side
I figured he'd flag an uptown train for a ride.
But I heard him exclaim, as he walked out of sight,
“MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL, AND TO ALL A GOOD-NIGHT!”

Photo: Aahd Tahar

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