Rochester's Transportation Heritage

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Overview
A city's rich transportation history comes alive in Rochester's Transportation Heritage. Here, the evolution of transportation in Rochester is documented in vintage images 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.
Details
ISBN: 9780738513300
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Date:
State: New York
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author
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. His images have been included in Rochester's Lakeside Resorts and Amusement Parks, Rochester's Downtown, and Rochester: Labor and Leisure in Arcadia Publishing's Images of America series.