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M. Friday 1986

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  1. Hello, everyone! Our volunteers have been hard at work last month moving around most of our collection in preparation for a number of restoration projects. Among them, the restoration of our Brooklyn Manhattan Transit "Q-Type" wooden elevated car no. 1602A. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5N33TviXR5A Please join us in our efforts! Volunteer and help us in our mission to preserve the history of rail transport. Visit www.tmny.org/volunteer for more details. Subscribe to our channel for more videos and updates. And check out or new emblem! M.F.'86
  2. Greetings to all! An update from Kingston: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pdPq0Rc_oY Also, the museum will be open for five consecutive days for July 4th weekend, offering rides from Friday evening June 30th, through Tuesday, July 4th. Our J.G. Brill "Doodlebug" car no. 120 will be re-inaugurated into regular pssenger service on July 4th, this after several months under mechanical restoration. No. 120's undergoing preparations for a repaint. There will also be a fireworks show nearby at T.R. Gallo Park on the evening of the 4th. And finally, a link to the advertisement for this weekend. https://www.instagram.com/p/BVyE1nmgL_M/ That's all for now! MF'86
  3. ngs! After several months of delays, here's a new newsletter from the Trolley Museum of New York detailing more progress. Among the highlights: - 9/11 Dedication Ceremony, where PATH PA-1 car no. 143 was opened to the public, held in September - TMNY's first ever Members Day, held in October - Arrival of a brand new generator, powerful to run up to three trolleys all at once, which arrived in November - Restoration of J.G. Brill Model 55 "Doodlebug" interurban car no. 120, which is now operational after 16 years (video coming soon!) Read more: The Porthole Volume 3, Issue 8, July 2016 - February 2017 Also, check out past issues of The Porthole. The Porthole Volume 2, Issue 7, April - June 2016 The Porthole Volume 2, Issue 6, March 2016 The Porthole Volume 2, Issue 5, February 2016 The Porthole Volume 2, Issue 4, January 2016 The Porthole Volume 1, Issue 3, December 2015 The Porthole Volume 1, Issue 2, July 2015 The Porthole Volume 1, Issue 1, April 2015 Please enjoy! MF'86
  4. Where can you ride a New York City Subway car along the majestic Hudson River and ride through some of the lushest lagoons in the state, all while experiencing the raw power of the only operable Whitcomb 65-tonner diesel locomotive in the state? Right here at the Trolley Museum of New York! Watch one of the highlights from our very first annual Members Day event as New York City Transit Authority R16 subway car no. 6398 runs along our mainline to Kingston Point Park, the first time it does so in eighteen years. 6398 and an IND flatcar were moved by Whitcomb diesel no. 9. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M14gtTpYO5c MF'86
  5. Greetings! A dedication ceremony was held here at the Trolley Museum of New York on Sunday, attended by dignitaries and scores of visitors. Port Authority Trans Hudson PA-1 car no. 143 was dedicated to all of those who sacrificed their lives, protecting and saving others on that day. The car was open to visitors for the first time. A special run to Kingston Point Park was then made consisting of Whitcomb diesel locomotive no. 9, IND City of New York car no. 401, and PATH PA-1 car no. 143. Some of the museum's visitors attended this special run. Here are some photos from Sunday. The day began with Johnstown trolley car no 358 pulling Oslo tram car no. 3 from the shop building. No. 3 spent the day on display at Gallo Park. Former NYCTA R16 car 6398 sits out in the sun. This car will be used in service at the museum's Member's Day next month (more on this after the presentation). The museum's president Erik Garcés gave opening remarks. New York State Assemblyman Kevin Cahill spoke at the ceremony as well. President Erik Garcés, Kingston mayor Steve Noble, and state senator George A. Amedore. Towards the end of the ceremony, Erik Garcés releases balloons to the sky; yellow for those who went to work and never made it back home on that day. White for EMTs who went into the towers and never came out. Blue for law enforcement who lost their lives, and red for the 343 firefighters who "got the big one". Kingston mayor Steve Noble prepares for the ribbon cutting, marking car 143 open to visitors for the first time. Scores of visitors line to enter car 143. Crowds gather to inspect the interior of car 143 and ask museum volunteers questions. The museum also had a special guest from the Kingston Fire Museum - this 1956 Kingston firetruck. It was also business as usual at the museum, as car 358 whisks passengers along the main line. The museum also had a band perform on Sunday after the ceremony. PATH PA-1 car 143 NYCTA R16 car 6398, one of the museum's showcase cars in the collection. The highlight of the day was when car 143 was used as part of a special train that ran with passengers to Kingston Point Park, the end of the museum's mainline. Here we have volunteers getting things ready. Leaving the museum fron the back of car 143. Passengers inside car 143. The view from a PATH PA-1 car out the window towards the Hudson River. From behind car 143 once more. Car 143 stopped at Kingston Point Park, where many came up close to look at the car. Trolley car 358 also went to the point with the special train. Car 143 returns to the museum grounds after the run. The car will be open to visitors during times the museum is open. The museum is currently collecting funds to build a permanent memorial wing to house car 143 as well as other 9/11 artifacts. Last but not least, MBTA PCC trolley car no. 3204, which is currently undergoing a repainting project. A work in progress. And a group photo of just some of the museum's volunteers, hard working people who've been working to make TMNY better than they've found it. Taken just the day before at Kingston Point Park. ----- For those interested, we will be holding our first Members' Day on Saturday, October 1st. Join us for a complimentary barbecue for members, live music, and a transit-related movie showing after dark. We will also be hosting an award ceremony for our volunteers, a night photography session throughout the museum grounds, and special announcements. For an annual membership of just $25.00, you're entitled to unlimited rides, discounts at our gift shop, and access to all events on Member's Day. The museum will be open to regular ticket holders from noon to 5:00pm that day. For the full experience, we encourage all to become a member. And you read that right, members are entitled to unlimited rides*. Cars that we plan to run include: - NYCTA R16 car 6398 (coupled to former IND flatcar no 401 and Whictomb diesel no. 9) - Oslo tram car no. 3 - Johnstown Traction trolley car 358 - J.G. Brill Model 55 Interurban car 120 - PATH PA-1 car no. 143 * All cars listed are subject to mechanical availability. Come and join us on Saturday, October 1st! MF'86
  6. EDIT: Reuploaded due to sound quality problems reported by some viewers. Please refer to this post for more information. The Trolley Museum of New York in conjunction with the Hudson River Maritime Museum and the Volunteer Fireman's Hall and Museum of Kingston will present the FDNY Fireboat "John J. Harvey" numerous vintage fire trucks and the PATH train car 143, the last train surviving the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers. On September 11, 2016 the Trolley Museum of NY will be dedicating car #143 during a public ceremony to officially open car #143 to visitors. Following the ceremony on September 11, 2016 at the Trolley Museum of NY, the interior will be open to visitors for the first time since the morning of 9/11/01. The Ceremony will begin at 12 noon on 9/11/16. We hope you will be able to attend this solemn event. Trolley Museum of New York 89 East Strand Kingston, NY 12401 (845) 331-3399 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1lwD8sQGZQ The John J. Harvey (courtesy of Britt Crosby / capecodfd.com) - M.F.'86 < 4>
  7. Please join the Trolley Museum of New York on Sunday, September 11, 2016 as we officially open the Port Authority Trans Hudson PA-1 car no. 143 to the public. Car 143 is one of two subway cars that survived the collapse of the World Trade Center. This will be the first time since that tragic morning in 2001 where the interior will be open to visitors. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jsFi5SWoDU -M.F.'86
  8. Better late than never, right? Just a small sampling of the vintage subway cars that ran from Brighton Beach to Kings Highway and back on June 25th and 26th. Enjoy! MF'86 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8RZU12cv5Y
  9. Lots of us have ridden on the Arnines. They're fun to ride, great to see. But what if I told you that you - yes, YOU - can also help restore an Arnine? And have your name proudly displayed inside said Arnine for years to come? Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you all R4 subway car no. 825. The car will be restored starting this Summer by the volunteers at the Trolley Museum of New York. We'll begin with a top to bottom, inside and out cosmetic restoration and go on from there. Check out this link for more. Don't miss this opportunity with this GoFundMe campaign! www.gofundme.com/car825 As always, thanks for the support. All who want to lend a hand and some elbow grease are welcome! MF'86
  10. Thanks, Harry! We have another volunteer session coming up this Saturday, June 11th. All are welcome to attend!
  11. Greetings! Some scenes from Opening Day's volunteer session that took place on May 7th at the Trolley Museum of New York. We had upwards of 20 volunteers helping out and growing. On that day, all of the museum's subway cars were moved to different locations on the property. This was part of a larger effort to better address repairs in some of the equipment in our collection, as well as to offer more variety in what our visitors see when they come by. We subsequently also rearranged some of the trolleys inside our shop building. May 7th also marked the first time in several years that one of TMNY's showcase subway cars, former New York City Transit's R16 car no. 6398, moved along the mainline. The car was placed on display by T.R. Gallo Park, in the middle of Downtown Kingston, for all to see. Please enjoy these sights and sounds. Aiming to leave it better than we found it. MF'86
  12. Here is a short demonstration of what's working inside PATH PA-1 car 143. It is one of two subway cars that survived the collapse of the World Trade Center and flooding from attempts to extinguish the flames from the collapse. Despite these conditions, car 143 survived intact. After several years of inactivity, some of the car's interior lights, door controls, and public address system remain functional. The exterior destination signs are also functional. Demonstration by Erik Garcés, President - TMNY Footage by Arjun Lal Edited by Omar Pagan MF'86
  13. A short video cannot hope to capture the entirety of Opening Day 2016. But we try. Here's a short montage put together by our museum volunteers. Here, our volunteers shift our collection of subway cars throughout the yard. This also marked the first time in years that R16 car no. 6398 moved along the museum's mainline to T.R. Gallo Park, right smack in the middle of downtown Kingston. History comes alive at the Trolley Museum of New York! A longer montage will be uploaded soon. Please enjoy. M.F.'86
  14. Greetings to all! This weekend, the Trolley Museum of New York will begin its first Volunteer Day session this weekend in Kingston, NY. I'd like to invite you all as we resume "The Preservation Experience", now in its third year. Since September 2014, our volunteers - most of them from the New York City area - have undertaken grand projects and have made history, like the restoration of NYCTA R16 subway car 6398, the revival of ex-TA / SBK's 1943 Whitcomb diesel no. 9, and the acquisition of historic 9/11 PA-1 PATH car no. 143. This year, we're completing some of these restoration projects and beginning brand new ones. I invite you all to attend! What are we working on this year? Check these out! We will begin restoration work on some of these historic subway cars, like: Brooklyn - Manhattan Transit Q car no. 1602A Interborough Rapid Transit Lo-V car 5600 Independent Subway R4 car 825 Brill Model 55 Interurban car 120 ...and more! There are absolutely no skills or tools required to volunteer, only a desire to learn the trade and to help this museum grow. Be a part of history! Our first all-day volunteer event begins this Saturday, April 2nd beginning at 10:00am. We are at 89 East Strand Street in Kingston, New York. We're just off Interstate 87 on exit 19. I hope to see you there! M.F.'86
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