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Rochester's Transportation Heritage

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The New York Central System by Michael Leavy

A city's rich transportation history comes alive in Rochester's Transportation Heritage.  Here, the evolution of transportation is documented in vintage photos from the 1890s through the 1950s.  Included are photographs of Charles Lindbergh's visit to Rochester; images of the earliest locomotives and grand railroad stations; a picture of a trotting mare racing a lady bicyclist at the old Driving Park racetrack; views of boats on the Erie Canal; and shots of the city's first airplanes.  Rochester's Transportation Heritage revives the horse-drawn trolley car days and the lost subway era.  Rare images of the Regas auto and the cars that were destroyed by Rochester's 1932 tornado complete the story.

Author Bio:  Donovan A. Shilling, a member of the New York Museum of Transportation and the Rochester chapter of the National Railway Historical Society, has taught local history at the Rochester Museum of Science and Man.   

Be aware that the accuracy of some of Arcadia’s home-spun histories is sometimes questionable. Hence, your NYCSHS directors would be interested in reviews by knowledgeable members. Published by Arcadia Publishing, this softcover retails for $22, with NYCSHS members paying only $17.60. Shipping is extra and Ohio residents must add 8% Ohio sales tax. 

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