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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1,000 FOLLOWERS! We’ve made it! A huge “Thank You” to all of our supporters who’ve been following us on Instagram! To celebrate, we’re bringing it back...way back. Back to TMNY Throwback Thursdays! 
Here is a rare photograph of our Brooklyn and Queens Transit PCC car no. 1000 at the Sands Street Station complex in Brooklyn, NY. 
The Sands Street station was a two-level complex run by the Brooklyn Manhattan Transit Corporation. It served trolleys and elevated trains. The station was located at what is now Cadman Plaza. Some trains and trolleys ran on tracks that crossed the famous Brooklyn Bridge into Manhattan. The complex closed in 1944. 
Today, no. 1000 is undergoing restoration and resides in our collection. Photo: George Conrad Collection, date unknown.

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Thank you to all of our veterans. 
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Former New York City Transit Authority R16 subway car no. 6398 at rest on the museum grounds. Be sure to take our survey! We want to hear from you. Check out https://www.facebook.com/84567804229/posts/10156275190604230/ for more information. Photo: Aahd Tahar. 
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Vintage in the Fall. Our City of New York R4 subway car no. 825 sits under the fall foilage as volunteers work on its restoration. Photos by Aahd Tahar. 
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Our Whitcomb diesel locomotive no. 9 and our IRT Lo-V subway car no. 5600 sit under the November sky and the changing color of the trees. Photo: Arjun Lal. 
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Our collection sleeps through a foggy Friday evening. Photos: Travis Gorham. 
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Our J.G. Brill Model 55 Interurban “Doodlebug” car no. 120 stretches its legs on a late fall afternoon along the mainline to Kingston Point Park. Photos by Harold Greenblatt. 
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And thus concludes our 2018 season. Thank you to all of our members and visitors! 
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Tomorrow will be our last operating day of the 2018 season. But we’ll be winding things down with a little bit of fright...and some candy! Join us and several other businesses along the waterfront tomorrow for some low-fright and some trick-o’-treating fun! 
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Today, we highlight one of the cars in our collection, former New York City Transit Authority R16 subway car no. 6398. Here are some interesting facts: - No. 6398 was built in 1955 by the American Car Foundry Company in Berwick, Pennsylvania for the New York City Transit Authority. It was the 199th, or second to last model R16 subway car of a fleet of 200, built. - No. 6398 is a movie star! It appeared in the television movie “We’re Fighting Back” that aired on CBS on April 28, 1981. - No. 6398 ran in passenger service until 1987, one of the very last R16s to be retired. It then briefly ran as part of a work train where crews collected garbage at several stations throughout the transit system. - That same year, a group of local individuals saved no. 6398. This group was the Car Restoration and Preservation Group, and some of the members who help run the Trolley Museum of New York today were members of this group. - No. 6398 was not the group’s first choice when they sought a car to save and restore. A sister car, no. 6397, was initially chosen until it suffered an electrical failure. An older car model from 1948, the R10, was also initially considered. - In 1996, no. 6398 was incorporated into our collection. - Today, no. 6398 survives as one of only four R16 subway cars. It is also the only R16 car and currently the one of the only post-war subway cars in preservation outside of the New York City Area. - No. 6398 has undergone various paint schemes. When it was saved in the late 1980s, it was even painted lime green to cover grafitti! The paint scheme no. 6398 currently wears - silver with blue doors - is one only 20 sister cars used in the 1980s. No. 6398 is unofficially the 21st car. 
Here are some photos of no. 6398 throughout the years. Come and visit it sometime! 
Photos by Harold Greenblatt, Doug Grotjahn, Marilyn Jennings, James McGinty, Omar Pagan, and Glenn Rowe. 
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Please join us for an Emergency Board Meeting at the museum, this Sunday at 2:00pm. 
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Reminder! “Oysters, Wine, and Trolleys” is tomorrow at the Hudson River Maritime Museum beginning at 5:30pm. 50 Rondout Landing. Come and enjoy some food, some wine, and FREE trolley rides! 
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