A new exhibit featuring two monorail cars suspended from the rails that once encircled Midtown Plaza is open to visitors at the New York Museum of Transportation, 6393 E. River Road, West Henrietta.
With accompanying photos and text, the exhibit will bring back holiday memories for Rochesterians.
The monorail was a popular holiday feature at Midtown Plaza from 1968 to Christmas Eve 2007. The cars were in storage until this past summer when the city of Rochester agreed to provide the cars and associated equipment for an exhibit. Museum volunteers designed and constructed the exhibit, with generous help from several local industries.
The Rocket Express Co. built the monorail, and several of their systems were installed in department stores throughout the country. With 230 volt three-phase electric power, the cars operated in a similar fashion to the trolley cars at the museum, using spring-loaded arms riding on overhead wires.
The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. For more information, visit nymtmuseum.org or call (585) 533-1113.