Thursday, October 7, 2010

New museum for trains, steel industry on Lee St.

A museum dedicated to local railroads and the steel industry will open over on Lee St. in 2012. This is a great idea. If they do it right, it could become a tourist attraction for railroad enthusiasts. From the Buffalo News...

A locomotive's whistle added emphasis Wednesday as the future home of train and steel museums was publicly unveiled in a former machine shop in South Buffalo.

The Western New York Railway Historical Society's Railroad Museum and the Steel Plant Museum will be located in the Heritage Discovery Center, once the industrial brownfield is cleaned up.

Plans also are on track to operate excursion trains, with the first run planned next August.

I think the excursion train idea is a great one. I love trains, as you get to look at the landscape from a unique perspective. Also, grandfathers who worked for the steel industry can go there with their grandchildren and tell them what it was like in Buffalo when you could actually find a job...

Train, steel museums find home - City & Region - The Buffalo News

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