Trolley Museum of New York

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Come and experience the rich history of rail transport as you ride along one of Ulster County’s popular river waterfront attractions.

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No. 4901 also visited our friends at the New Jersey Transportation Heritage Center in Lakewood, New Jersey this weekend. They made a historic aquisition, announced last week, of 1999 Nova RTS bus no. 5227. No. 5227, like 4901, also operated in the streets of New York City. In this photo, 4901 (left) poses next to its younger sister 5227 (right). Photo: James McGinty.

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Our RTS bus no. 4901 made an appearance at the 2019 SEPTA Bus Rodeo in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. See 4901 and other buses that made appearances at the rodeo! 
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We’re getting bigger and better than ever before. TMNY continues to grow! Join us for the ride.

Photo: Aahd Tahar. 
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Another surprise addition to our collection!! Welcome 2000 RTS bus no. 702 from Burlington, Vermont.

It arrived to our museum today and is on long term loan. Our 4901 will have company when it arrives very soon. 
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Come visit us this Labor Day Weekend! We will also be open on Monday. Let us take you to the Hooley. Or enjoy the breathtaking Hudson River. Come on over and have fun!

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We are pleased to introduce you to the newest member of our collection.

Ex-NYC Transit 1998 Nova RTS #4901 will be arriving at the museum in the coming weeks. This model bus was a fixture in New York City for almost 40 years, and it is a wonderful addition to our collection.

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Here’s the first door engine installed on our Johnstown Traction Co. trolley car no. 358. 
Photo by Harold Greenblatt. 
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(2/2) Dateline: August 24th,2019. A variety of projects were undertaken as our small, but dedicated group of volunteers continue to make progress on several fronts. 
Our Johnstown trolley car no. 358 received attention as the car was washed to keep it’s overall appearance clean and appealing for the riding public. Work also continued on making the doors of the car fully operable via pneumatic air. The first set of doors was tested this weekend. This will improve overall safety since the car can now be fully enclosed. This also allows the car to operate during the colder months of the year. Work on this project is ongoing and will continue until all four door sets are fully operational.

Work also continued on our IND R-4 subway car no. 825 as portions of the car body were needle scaled in preparation for heavy body work and eventual repainting. This project is ongoing as time and resources allow. This is a slow, time consuming process since this car has not received any body work since it operated for the NYCTA in the 1970s. 
Heavy electrical work was also started on our R-16 subway car no. 6398 and the first group switch was rebuilt and tested today. This too is a slow and time consuming process, since each part must be disassembled, cleaned, tested and them put back into the car once again. A huge undertaking, but one that must be done with the eye toward a fully functional subway car capable of operating off of 600 volts DC.

A special “Thank You” to all of our dedicated volunteers for assisting on a multitude of projects now underway at the museum. Because of your help many projects that were once on the back burner have now begun to slowly take shape and become a reality. Thank you all for your assistance this weekend!

Videos by Bryan Batchelor, Travis Gorham, Harold Greenblatt, and Giovanni Rescigno. 
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(1/2) Dateline: August 24th,2019. A variety of projects were undertaken as our small, but dedicated group of volunteers continue to make progress on several fronts. 
Our Johnstown trolley car no. 358 received attention as the car was washed to keep it’s overall appearance clean and appealing for the riding public. Work also continued on making the doors of the car fully operable via pneumatic air. The first set of doors was tested this weekend. This will improve overall safety since the car can now be fully enclosed. This also allows the car to operate during the colder months of the year. Work on this project is ongoing and will continue until all four door sets are fully operational.

Work also continued on our IND R-4 subway car no. 825 as portions of the car body were needle scaled in preparation for heavy body work and eventual repainting. This project is ongoing as time and resources allow. This is a slow, time consuming process since this car has not received any body work since it operated for the NYCTA in the 1970s. 
Heavy electrical work was also started on our R-16 subway car no. 6398 and the first group switch was rebuilt and tested today. This too is a slow and time consuming process, since each part must be disassembled, cleaned, tested and them put back into the car once again. A huge undertaking, but one that must be done with the eye toward a fully functional subway car capable of operating off of 600 volts DC.

A special “Thank You” to all of our dedicated volunteers for assisting on a multitude of projects now underway at the museum. Because of your help many projects that were once on the back burner have now begun to slowly take shape and become a reality. Thank you all for your assistance this weekend!

Photos by Bryan Batchelor, Travis Gorham, Harold Greenblatt, and Giovanni Rescigno. 
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This week, a group of hard working volunteers came over to throw on a brand new coat of paint on our Whitcomb diesel no. 9. This painting session kicked off the begining of a long-awaited project to restore the diesel. 
Plans for our no. 9 include giving it a fresh paint scheme resembling one it wore when new in the 1943 as United States Army no. 7980. 
We will be sharing more photos as the project progresses along! Thank you to all those who helped out!

Photos: Bryan Batchelor and Travis Gorham. 
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We’re open every weekend from noon to 5:00pm! Come join us! 
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We’d like to thank all who joined us during the 4th of July! We hope everyone had fun! 
Photos by Aahd Tahar.

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