Medina Railroad Museum on This Week’s State of Greater Western New York Report – May 12, 2022

You can’t spell Greater Western New York without trains… actually, you might be able to do that… but trains have been an integral part of Greater Western New York from it seems like the very beginning of trains. And if you think about it, where do you go when you want to see trains? Well, there’s a place you can go not only to see small miniature model trains, but also the real thing, and ride on them too! What are we going to be talking about on this week’s episode of the State of Greater Western New York Report? Click the video link below to learn all about the Medina Railroad Museum!

Dawn Winkler, Director of the Medina Railroad Museum joins us this week. In the first half of the show, she tells us of the history of the old New York Central freight house that hosts the museum, from its beginnings as the New York Central’s longest freighthouse to its life as a furniture store to the time when museum founder bought the building – twice! (You’ll have to watch to find out why.)

In the second half of the show, Winkler treats us with videos of past excursions as she promotes this year’s events. You will learn how Thomas the Tank Engine secretly arrives at the Museum, how fast the fall excursion train crosses over the Erie Canal bridge, and the only time weather canceled the annual Polar Express (hint: it wasn’t snow).

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