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.
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
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.