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Trolley Museum of New York

MID HUDSON
 
Trolley Museum of New York
          http://www.tmny.org/  
89 East Strand 
P.O. Box 2291 
Kingston, NY 12402 
Hours: The museum is open Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays from
Memorial Weekend to Columbus Day, Noon to 5 p.m. (plus special 
events)
Phone: (845) 331-3399

              

Historical Description:                                                                            

"The museum is on the original site of the Ulster and Delaware Railroad yards at Milepost 1. The main building is built on the foundation of the engine house which existed at the turn of the century. The upper level includes a Visitors Center featuring seasonal and permanent displays, a video viewing area and large windows overlooking the restoration shop. Visitors can see up to eight trolley cars being housed and restored below."

              

The Site:                                                                                                  

"The Trolley Museum of New York is a non-profit educational museum founded in 1955. The goals of the museum are to offer a ride to the public and through exhibits and educational programs to share the rich history of rail transportation and the role it played in the Hudson Valley region. In addition to static displays of trolley, subway and rapid transit cars from the United States and Europe, an excursion ride runs 1 1/2 miles from the foot of Broadway in downtown Kingston, New York, to picnic grounds on the shore of the Hudson River."

              

Directions:                                                                                               

Take the New York State Thruway to Exit 19, Kingston. Follow the signs to the Historic Rondout Waterfront and the Urban Cultural Park (2+ hours from Manhattan, 1 hour from Albany). 

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