Rochester Subway

Rochester Subway
The last boat navigated the Erie Canal through downtown Rochester in 1919. The canal had been relocated, and the city acquired the old canal bed to construct a trolley line that would not be affected by surface traffic. It would also allow the interurban trolley lines a quick way into and out of downtown. Construction began in 1922, which also resulted in the creation of Broad ...
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July 14 – Rochester Subway Vintage Bus Tour

Rochester Subway Vintage Bus Tour
Remains of the Rochester Subway are quickly disappearing! Join us for a special bus tour on July 14 that will trace the route of the Rochester Subway and visit key historic sites along the way, including the new RTS Downtown Transit Center. The Rochester Subway served our city from 1927 through 1956, connecting the suburbs of Brighton with downtown and Greece. After the ...
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Donate: Body Panels for Rochester Subway Car 60

Rochester Subway Car 60
Originally built in 1916 for Utica Railways, Car 60 ran in the Rochester Subway from 1938 until the end of service in 1956. As the sole survivor of the Subway fleet, our goal is to complete a cosmetic restoration so that visitors can once again enjoy and learn from this important artifact of local history. The car requires significant repair of its original 1916 sheet metal...
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June 17-18 Subway Heritage Weekend

Rochester Subway Car 60
Celebrate the heritage of the Rochester Subway, which opened in 1926 and shut down on June 30, 1956. See our progress to restore Rochester Subway Car 60, the sole survivor of the fleet. Regional Transit Service will have their restored vintage 1956 GM transit bus on display throughout the weekend as we celebrate the 61th anniversary of the donation of Rochester Subway Car 60...
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