Medina Railroad Museum

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Medina Railroad Museum
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Medina Railroad Museum
Medina Railroad Museum is located in New York
Medina Railroad Museum
Location 530 West Ave., Medina, New York
Coordinates 43°13′5″N 78°23′25″W / 43.21806°N 78.39028°W / 43.21806; -78.39028Coordinates: 43°13′5″N 78°23′25″W / 43.21806°N 78.39028°W / 43.21806; -78.39028
Area 1.5 acres (0.61 ha)
Built 1905 (1905)
Governing body Private
Part of Main Street Historic District (Medina, New York) (#97001457 [1])
Added to NRHP November 24, 1997

The Medina Railroad Museum is a railroad museum located at 530 West Avenue in Medina, New York, which is northeast of Buffalo and northwest of Rochester.

The museum is housed in one of the largest standing wooden freight depots, built in 1905.[2] The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Its exhibits feature interactive displays, 6000 artifacts, memorabilia, photos, toys and a model railroad, all relating to the railroads of western New York. It also includes a collection of historic fire fighting equipment.

The museum sponsors passenger excursion train trips[3] on a seasonal schedule as well as hosting an annual (May) Thomas the Tank Engine, Day Out with Thomas events.[4]

In 1997 the boundaries of the village's Main Street Historic District were redrawn to include the building as a contributing property after research established that it was related to other buildings in that district.[5]

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