The car body of Rochester, Lockport & Buffalo interurban #206 has called the R&GVRRM home for over a decade after the museum saved the car from destruction in 1998. As the museum looked at its collection and the need to move #206 from its storage location to allow for construction of the second phase of the museum’s new siding west of the LA&L, the decision was made to ask the R&GVRRM’s partner museum, the New York Museum of Transportation, if they would like to take ownership of the car originally built by the Niles Car Co. in 1908. Given the NYMT’s focus on trolleys and interurbans, this just made sense and they agreed. Since the R&GVRRM had to move the car, it handled the job and covered the cost to load, move and unload the car at the NYMT.
This slideshow details the arrival and unloading of #206 in at the New York Museum of Transportation on Tuesday afternoon, September 22, 2009.