The Sunday WinterFun 2019 series at the New York Museum of Transportation, 6392 E. River Road, West Henrietta, will continue on March 31 with a presentation by Charles Lowe on the Rochester and Eastern interurban trolley line that ran through Pittsford, Victor and Canandaigua to Geneva.
Lowe’s illustrated talk will run from 1 to 2 p.m. The presentation is included with museum admission: $4 for adults and $3 for ages 3-12.
The interurban era of electric trolley travel was a unique period in U.S. transportation history. Lines were built throughout the country, providing a high-speed alternative to steam trains and the horse and buggy. Interurban trolley cars offered downtown connections to the network of streetcars for public mobility.
The Rochester and Eastern operated from 1903 to 1930. Lowe’s presentation will share images of the line, followed by a detailed look at the line’s only remaining car, interurban 157, which is on display at the museum.
The steam locomotive, trolley cars and fire truck at the museum will help illustrate transportation history in hands-on fashion, along with exhibits of photos, models and artwork. The new display covers the Midtown Plaza Monorail.
The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays. Call (585) 533-1113 or visit nymtmuseum.org for information.