1) Special Open House - Genesee Valley Transportation Company
Former New York Central roundhouse in Batavia NY
1:00pm - 4:00pm, Friday only - 17 April 2009
Facility is located on the original NYC mainline in City of Batavia (not on the 50's-era bypass). Easy access from I-90, NY 5 and NY 33 (about an hour west of Geneva). All visitors must sign a release upon arrival at GVT property. Look over the original roundhouse, check out remains of the NYC greenhouse! Yes, NYC had a greenhouse! Talk to retired NYC employees, take pictures! Be careful!
2) New York Museum of Transportation and the
Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum
New York Museum of Transportation, 6393 east River Road, Rush NY, will be open on Friday, April 17, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Please drive around facility to rear door. The museum contains a collection of trolleys from a variety of eras and operators, as well as two operational ex-Philadelphia & Western steel interurbans. Also a variety of motor vehicles, including a fire truck, buses, and more. Large HO scale model railroad as well as an N scale representation of the Rochester Subway await you. The NYMT campus is just up the road from the Rochester & Gensee Valley Railroad Museum, which will also be open for tours. The R&GV has a variety of diesel locomotives on display, as well as various freight and passenger cars. Their restored 1909 Erie depot contains displays and artifacts as well. Both are well worth the visit, and a short detour off the New York State Thruway (take I-390 south to Route 251 West).
Friday Afternoon Activities
Time 1:00pm - 4:00pm
1) Lehigh Valley Railroad Historical Society & Depot Museum
8 High Street, Shortsville, New York
2) Central New York Chapter NRHS: Martisco Depot Museum
Martisco Road, Marcellus, New York
3) Rochester Chapter NRHS: Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum
282 Rush-Scottsville Road, Rush, New York
4) Central New York Model Railroad Club & Historical Society
4986 Jordan Road, Elbridge, New York
5) Finger Lakes Railway (release required - go directly to yard office)
68 Border City Road, Geneva, New York
6) Livonia Avon & Lakeville Railroad (release required -go directly to yard office)
5769 Sweeteners Boulevard, Lakeville, New York
7) New York Museum of Transportation
6393 East River Road, Rush, New York
4) Visit local and nearby hobby shops -
Lake City Hobby Shop 10:00am-5:00pm
501 Exchange Street
Despatch Junction 10:00am-6:00pm
100 Station Road
East Rochester NY
Central Hobby Supply 11:00am-6:00pm
Empire Northern Models 10:00am-6:00pm
680 Ridge Road
Friday Evening Activities
Here is the lineup for Sunday presentations in the Geneva Room:
11:00am - 12:15pm Bob Scheib - Corning Glass Mirror Shipment
12:15pm - 1:30pm John Dahl - Buffalo Central Terminal
1:30pm - 2:45pm Dick Steinbrenner - Alco RS-27 and Flexi-Van Test Trips
The Finger Lakes Model Railroad Club modular HO layout and the NYCSHS Model Contest will be in the Seneca Room - 10:00am - 3:00pm.
The NYCSHS Train Show will be in the Ballroom - 10:00am - 3:00pm. Admission is free.
See the Conventions page for full details. Thank you!
2009 NYCSHS Convention