• Upcoming Rochester Subway Presentation 5/6/21

  • Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New York State.
Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New York State.

Moderator: Otto Vondrak

  by nydepot
The May 6th meeting of the Honeoye Falls / Mendon Historical Society will feature Jim Dierks. Jim, a retiree of the Eastman Kodak Co., is a Trustee of The New York Museum of Transportation. Jim, a native of Glenview, Illinois, is a Mechanical Engineering graduate of Cornell University. He joined Kodak in 1963. From then until his retirement in 1991, he worked in the camera part of the business. His tenure included 4 years in Brazil and 2 years in Japan. Jim has always liked 'big things that move'. He owns a 1927 Buick touring car and a 1948 Greyhound bus. He has an O-scale model railroad layout in the basement of his Rochester home. Somehow, he also finds time to spend several hours a week at The New York Museum of Transportation in Rush.

The topic of Jim's talk is "The Rochester Subway". Using B & W images from the transportation museum's files, Jim will start with the moving of the Erie Canal out of Rochester followed by the construction of the Subway. He will talk about the Subway's operation and maintenance from the 1920's up to the abandonment of passenger service in 1956.

The Meeting will be held at 7:30 on May 6th at the Mendon Community Center, 167 North Main Street in Honeoye Falls. This facility is handicapped accessible. The meeting is open to the public. The meeting room will be set up to accommodate social distancing. Masks will be required.

For information, call 624-5655.
  by Arlington
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