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Trolley Museum of New York update
« on: Aug 30th, 2012, 2:41pm »
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I'll take this opportunity to remind our audience that there's a small museum in the scenic Hudson Valley of New York State that preserves a bit of history in your area of interest that needs your support.
The biggest news this year is a major track rehabilitation project is underway under a combined federal and state grant. At about $860,000, this is the largest grant that the museum has ever benefited from. However, it is a capital grant where not a single penny goes into the museum operating budget.
The museum remains a volunteer-based, private, educational non-profit organization. Therefore, we very much need to increase our base of support--donors, volunteers and sponsors alike--so that we can better preserve, restore and operate historic trolley and subway cars on the growing Kingston Waterfront.
I encourage you to show your interest and support of TMNY in any number of ways:
Visit the museum's web site at http://www.TMNY.org. It is updated regularly with important news. Loaded with pictures of volunteers in action and the public enjoying their visit!
Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Trolley-Museum-of-New-York/84567804229. See how Harold (trolley conductor) went "Back to the Future!"
Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrolleyMuseumNY.
See our new "Mind the Gap" fundraising web site at: http://www.gofundme.com/Mind-the-Gap. The current video is stock footage of our Johnstown trolley #358, but we plan to produce a more inspiring fundraising video that will be added here later. Donations of any size appreciated!
We also welcome discussion of any partnerships or sponsorships that would help fund restorations and capital improvements or provide operating support.
Thanks for your attention!

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Re: Trolley Museum of New York update
« Reply #1 on: Sep 12th, 2016, 10:56am »
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Just wanted to share this regarding the Trolley museum:
From Mid-HudsonNews.com
Doomed WTC subway car unveiled at Trolley Museum in Kingston on 9/11/16
KINGSTON – About 75 people attended the ribbon cutting the Trolley Museum of New York's exhibit of PATH Car 143, which survived the World Trade Center collapse 15 years ago, during the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The debris was donated by the Port Authority last December, after being stored in an airport hangar in Queens since the original event. Kingston Mayor Steven Noble was joined by State Senator George Amedore and Assemblyman Kevin Cahill, who all made brief remarks.
An emotional Mayor Noble cut the ribbon, dedicating the exhibit. He choked up recalling his young son’s reaction to a destroyed police car, one of the other World Trade Center exhibits located behind the main building.
“He saw the NYPD car crushed, and he said ‘dad what happened to that car?’ And I said ‘a building fell on it,’ I didn’t really know what to say. How do you tell a five-year-old boy? But as he gets older, and as we continue to remember, we’ll be able to do that,” Noble said.
“It meant a lot to us when this train car became available, because it’s something of a touchstone, that we have here in Kingston now, that we can all pass on to the next generations,” said Trolley Museum President Erik Garces.  “There are kids in high school who have no memory of those events. In a way that’s good, because children should grow up without fear.”
But Garces said those kids “are not going to have that same sense of purpose that we all felt in those days afterward, when America stood as one.”
The car itself, on the inside, evokes an eerie sense of déjà vu for visitors who were former Manhattan straphangers. Although the electric motors are ruined, and windows have been replaced to keep out rainwater, the intercom still works, as a conductor demonstrated with a welcome-aboard announcement.


Between NYS&W & L&NE but born too late to see any trains.
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