New York Museum of Transportation (NYMT)

New York Museum of Transportation (NYMT) A great place for train and transportation enthusiasts, young and old!

The New York Museum of Transportation is located just south of Rochester, NY. It's open Sundays only, from 11am til 5pm. The museum is a unique resource, providing a wealth of historical information for students and hours of delight and education for visitors of all ages. Through our historic vehicles and photographs, trolley rides and track car rides, and model railroad displays, research library and gift shop, the museum's dedicated volunteers honor our area's transportation history, bringing it to life for today's visitors and preserving it for the future. During the ride season (mid-May through October), enjoy a scenic 2-mile round trip on an interurban trolley car, connecting to a diesel train or track car to take you to the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum. The trolley departs every half hour from 11:30 to 4:30. No reservations are needed. Two museums and a ride between them...unique in the U.S.A.! A visit to NYMT is a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon! Group visits can be arranged by appointment on other days.

NYMT volunteers Doug Anderson and Jay Consadine place a fresh coat of paint on the trolley barn doors
07/12/2019

NYMT volunteers Doug Anderson and Jay Consadine place a fresh coat of paint on the trolley barn doors

Bob Polvino, Nathaniel Genthner, and Kevin Griffith are doing maintenance on the museum's large model railroad to keep i...
07/12/2019

Bob Polvino, Nathaniel Genthner, and Kevin Griffith are doing maintenance on the museum's large model railroad to keep it in top condition for visitor enjoyment

Don Quant and John Ross putting the finishing touches on the trail map kiosk.  The map shows all the trails on the Town ...
07/12/2019

Don Quant and John Ross putting the finishing touches on the trail map kiosk. The map shows all the trails on the Town of Rush trail system, and the Kiosk is at the head of the Museum Trail, at our parking lot. The kiosk was the Eagle Scout Community Service project built by Marcus Palozzi of Spencerport Boy Scout Troop 165

New York Museum of Transportation volunteers preform any number of tasks around the property during the hours the museum...
07/12/2019

New York Museum of Transportation volunteers preform any number of tasks around the property during the hours the museum is closed to the public. Volunteer Marguerite performing maintenance on the trolley wheel bearings.

New York Museum of Transportation (NYMT)'s cover photo
05/18/2019

New York Museum of Transportation (NYMT)'s cover photo

04/18/2019

The New York Museum of Transportation will be closed this Sunday for Easter.

Dozens of Railroad books For Sale today at the New York Museum of Transportation
03/17/2019

Dozens of Railroad books For Sale today at the New York Museum of Transportation

02/23/2019

Due to the High Wind Warning for Sunday February 24 2019, the New York Museum of Transportation will be closed. Look for us next Sunday March 3 when the museum will be hosting a Scavenger Event, So we hope everyone will be safe tomorrow and we will see you next Sunday.

Ex Philadelphia and Western car 161 departing the NYMT yard westbound towards Midway Station while car 168 remains ready...
02/18/2019

Ex Philadelphia and Western car 161 departing the NYMT yard westbound towards Midway Station while car 168 remains ready in the car barn. Photo by Joel Salomon February 16 2019

Ex Philadelphia and Western car 161 westbound heading to the Midway Station Station Stop. Here you find 161 leaning into...
02/18/2019

Ex Philadelphia and Western car 161 westbound heading to the Midway Station Station Stop. Here you find 161 leaning into Scanlons Curve February 17 2019. photo by Bill Monaghan Jr

01/20/2019

Attention due to the Winter Weather Warning and the Travel Advisory the New York Museum of Transportation will be CLOSED Sunday January 20 2019.

Merry Christmas and thank you all from us at the New York Museum of Transportation
12/25/2018

Merry Christmas and thank you all from us at the New York Museum of Transportation

12/24/2018
The New York Museum of Transportation would like to thank all those people that have come out to visit us this year. Alt...
12/22/2018

The New York Museum of Transportation would like to thank all those people that have come out to visit us this year. Although the NYMT will be open on Sunday December 23, and Sunday December 30, Trolley Operations have come to an end until May 2019. With that said there is still plenty to do and see such as the Midtown Monorail, Operating HO Scale Train Layout, Operating N Scale Layout the represents the Rochester Subway System, fine collection of vehicles as the 1941 Mack Firetruck from Brighton, NY, the Original Steam Engine the Powered the Swing Bridge. In the Hall of Transportation you will see old Trolley Cars, Steam Engine, Rochester Subway Display among other displays. Remember to dress for the weather as the Gift Shop and Model Train Room have the only heated areas within the museum complex.
The Museum and tons of support from you and once again Thank You All, Merry Christmas, have a Safe Happy New Year and watch for very exciting news in 2019.

A few days ago WHAM/WUHF and Fox News Rochester came out to the New York Museum of Transportation. While out there they ...
12/05/2018
Holly Trolley rides at the New York Museum of Transportation

A few days ago WHAM/WUHF and Fox News Rochester came out to the New York Museum of Transportation. While out there they interview some of the museums volunteers, took a tour of the museums exhibits, and to top it off the news team took a ride on the only operating Trolley in New York State. Here is website of the tour. Thank you to WHAM/WUHF and Fox News Rochester.
https://foxrochester.com/news/good-morning-hannah/holly-trolley-rides-at-the-new-york-museum-of-transportation

The New York Museum of Transportation on River Road in Rush is decorated for the holidays and ready to welcome Santa. It's all part of their annual "Holly Trolley Ride" celebrations. Ashley Doerzbacher visited the museum on Good Day Rochester to see how it's celebrating the holidays and to take a tr...

11/25/2018

The New York Museum will be closed Sunday November 25 2018 but will reopen Sunday December 2 2018 from 11am - 4 pm with the start of our Holly Trolley Event.. Please see the Holly Trolley Event schedule that has been posted and no advanced tickets will be necessary as they will be purchased at the ticket desk. Happy Holidays from the New York Museum of Transportation.

11/11/2018

Watch for upcoming announcements on the Holly Trolley Events coming in December.

New York Museum of Transportation (NYMT)'s cover photo
11/11/2018

New York Museum of Transportation (NYMT)'s cover photo

New York Museum of Transportation (NYMT)
11/11/2018

New York Museum of Transportation (NYMT)

Trolley rides continuing through the month of November and watch for announcements about the Holly Trolley Christmas Eve...
11/04/2018

Trolley rides continuing through the month of November and watch for announcements about the Holly Trolley Christmas Events in December.

New York Museum of Transportation (NYMT)
09/23/2018

New York Museum of Transportation (NYMT)

New York Museum of Transportation (NYMT)'s cover photo
09/23/2018

New York Museum of Transportation (NYMT)'s cover photo

Sunday, I will be operating the trolley out at the New York Museum of Transportation (NYMT). Do to the Rochester Genesee...
08/19/2018

Sunday, I will be operating the trolley out at the New York Museum of Transportation (NYMT). Do to the Rochester Genesee Valley Railroad Museum bringing in a visiting Steam Engine our trolley will stop at Boces Crossing allowing passengers to disembark to view the Steam Engine working uphill on NYMT trackage towards Boces Station. The NYMT has set up a picnic table with canopy so you can sit and enjoy this magnificent rare event. Take a ride on both, go to the RGV and take a steam train ride, then ride an NYMT trolley and film this rare event.

08/18/2018

Upcoming events at the New York Museum of Transportation:

Sunday September 9 STRONG SUNDAY
Chris Bensch, Vice President for Collections and Chief Curator of the Strong Museum presents Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Transportation Toys at The Strong Museum.

Sunday September 16 ANTIQUE FIRE TRUCKS
Beautifully restored fire trucks, pumpers and hook-and-ladders for all to enjoy. Find out why firemen wear red suspenders!

Sun. Sept. 16 – Oct. 28 FALL FOLIAGE RIDES
Enjoy the beauty of autumn in western New York State from the window of an authentic 90-year-old electric trolley car. No reservations required.

Sat. Oct. 20 HALLOWEEN TROLLEY EXPRESS
Ride to the Pumpkin Patch to decorate a free baby pumpkin and enjoy free cider and donuts. Trick-or-treating in Halloween-decorated trolley cars! Special hours and prices prevail and reservations are required.

Sun. Dec. 2, 9, 16 HOLLY TROLLEY RIDES
Enjoy free hot chocolate and cookies with Santa and Mrs. Claus and thrill to holiday decorations throughout the museum. Have fun aboard the trolley ride too!

08/12/2018
The New York Museum of Transportation (NYMT) Trolley Crew want to welcome you all to the finest Transportation Museum in...
08/12/2018

The New York Museum of Transportation (NYMT) Trolley Crew want to welcome you all to the finest Transportation Museum in the Rochester, NY area. Your photo could be here also operating the only Trolley that uses overhead powered wire in the New York State area. Come into the NYMT and find out how you can become a volunteer.

Six years ago I had a visit from my grandson Nicholas while I was operating the trolley car.
07/28/2018

Six years ago I had a visit from my grandson Nicholas while I was operating the trolley car.

07/11/2018

Years ago our kids would come out to the museum while we worked. After 30 years our son Rich now working with the track gang.

Good News the Trolleys will be operating this Sunday July 15 2018. We have decided to start our normal operating schedul...
07/10/2018

Good News the Trolleys will be operating this Sunday July 15 2018. We have decided to start our normal operating schedule this Sunday rather than waiting an additional week. So come out this Sunday to ride the only Operating Trolley (using overhead power) in New York State. Museum opens at 11am.

The New York Museum of Transportation is happy to announce that their popular trolley rides are resuming as of Sunday, J...
07/08/2018

The New York Museum of Transportation is happy to announce that their popular trolley rides are resuming as of Sunday, July 22, 2018.

The scenic 2-mile round-trip ride is included in the price of admission ($8 adults, $7 seniors 65+, $6 youths age 3 - 12). The museum's vintage trolley cars provide a unique re-creation of the interurban trolley era of a century ago, the only such experience in all of New York State.

Museum hours are Sundays only, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the rides operate every 30 minutes throughout the day. Visitors should plan to arrive well before 3:00 to have time to see and do everything the museum has to offer.

The museum's huge model railroad is a thrill to see in operation, and visitors can also enjoy several trolley cars, a steam locomotive, model railroad, fire truck, horse drawn vehicles, and much more. Artwork on the walls of the gallery depicts scenes on the Rochester Subway, while a 12-minute video of that well-remembered trolley line plays on the wide screen TV.

The New York Museum of Transportation is conveniently located 20 minutes south of Rochester at 6393 East River Road (Thruway Exit 46, I-390 south to exit 11, NY Rt. 21 West, then 1 mile north on East River Road).

(585) 533-1113 www.nymtmuseum.org

Exciting information coming very soon so please standby!
06/28/2018

Exciting information coming very soon so please standby!

Five years ago track crew of Anthony J Mittiga aka Tony, Rick Holahan working on right of way pulling old ties and getti...
06/22/2018

Five years ago track crew of Anthony J Mittiga aka Tony, Rick Holahan working on right of way pulling old ties and getting ready to install new ties.

The New York Museum of Transportation is looking for volunteers. Would you like to operate a 1927 or 1929 Electric Troll...
06/17/2018

The New York Museum of Transportation is looking for volunteers. Would you like to operate a 1927 or 1929 Electric Trolley Car, work on railroad maintenance, help out in the library cataloging the mass amounts of photos we have collected, or even help in the gift shop, plus we have a huge HO scale model train you could operate. Send me a note and I can get you on the right track.

Today while the New York Museum of Transportation track crew working on the overhead electric we had a special vistor. L...
06/08/2018

Today while the New York Museum of Transportation track crew working on the overhead electric we had a special vistor. Long time NYMT volunteer Anthony J Mittiga aka Tony paid us a visit. For many years Tony has been a hard working volunteer always ready to pitch in and help no matter the task. Not only a hard worker but a good friend.

New York Museum of Transportation (NYMT)'s cover photo
06/05/2018

New York Museum of Transportation (NYMT)'s cover photo

More insulator photos, view is looking from trolley barn towards Main Rd crossing
06/02/2018

More insulator photos, view is looking from trolley barn towards Main Rd crossing

06/02/2018

More work today in the wooden insulators

We are still in the process of fixing the overhead wire snd upgrading the museum power plant. We are hoping to resume tr...
06/01/2018

We are still in the process of fixing the overhead wire snd upgrading the museum power plant. We are hoping to resume trolley service by the end of June. Thank you all for understanding this has been very stressful on all of us.

New York Museum of Transportation (NYMT)'s cover photo
05/15/2018

New York Museum of Transportation (NYMT)'s cover photo

New York Museum of Transportation (NYMT)
05/15/2018

New York Museum of Transportation (NYMT)

How would you like to operate a trolley car built in 1927 or 1929, work plus operate a large HO scale Model Railroad, le...
04/26/2018
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How would you like to operate a trolley car built in 1927 or 1929, work plus operate a large HO scale Model Railroad, learn railroad track construction by working with the track gang, or work and help on the many displays within the NYMT. Do you like to meet and talk with people help out in the NYMT Gift Shop, so many rewarding opportunities await you at the New York Museum of Transportation. Contact us here, or www.nymtmuseum.org, call 585.533.1113, and even drive out on May 20th when we open for the season. Many times the track gang is out there working on Wednesdays or Thursdays and we will be happy to show you around giving you more information.

New York Museum of Transportation (NYMT)'s cover photo
04/24/2018

New York Museum of Transportation (NYMT)'s cover photo

TROLLEY SERVICE SUSPENDEDDue to a recent windstorm, trolley operation will not start as scheduled. The NYMT track crew a...
04/24/2018

TROLLEY SERVICE SUSPENDED
Due to a recent windstorm, trolley operation will not start as scheduled. The NYMT track crew and overhead crew are working hard to fix the damage.
However our indoor displays whivh includes trolley, steam engine, fire truck, and other excellent exhibits will be ready for you to visit.
During this time reduced admission price will be in effect. So come out and see us, our opening day is May 20th

Today along the NYMT railway we sustained some major tree damage to our overhead wire. Track crew was out during the hei...
04/04/2018

Today along the NYMT railway we sustained some major tree damage to our overhead wire. Track crew was out during the height of the storm cutting away trees that fell on the overhead wire at the Midway Station. Crews will check for more damage tomorrow.

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6393 E River Rd
Rochester, NY
14586

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Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

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(585) 533-1113

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