Trolley rides through Genesee Valley Countryside to begin

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RUSH, N.Y. (WHEC) — The New York Museum of Transportation in the town of Rush will once again operate its popular electric trolley rides through scenic Genesee Valley countryside.

The 2-mile round trips depart the museum at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., and no reservations are required.

Trolley cars operated by the museum hark back to the "interurban era" of a hundred years ago when large, fast electric trolley cars offered service between Rochester and Buffalo, Syracuse and Geneva.

Interurban trolleys around the country were a favorite means of travel from 1900 to the start of the Great Depression. They were a clean, comfortable alternative to steam trains.

The museum’s historic trolley ride is included with admission. Admission is as follows: $10 adults, $9 seniors (65+) and $6 youths (age 3 – 12). Featured exhibits enjoyed by all ages include a steam locomotive, a giant model railroad, and the Midtown Plaza Monorail. Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and visitors are urged to arrive by 3:00 p.m. for time to see everything.

The museum is located 20 minutes south of Rochester at 6393 East River Road in Rush, one mile north of Rt. 251 (I-390 exit 11).

More information can be found on the New York Museum of Transportation website, by emailing, or by calling (585) 533-1113.