Medina Railroad Museum

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Medina Railroad Museum
Location530 West Avenue, Medina, Orleans County, New York 14103
Former services
Preceding station New York Central Railroad Following station
Middleport Falls Road Knowlesville
toward Rochester
Medina Railroad Museum
Medina Railroad Museum is located in New York
Medina Railroad Museum
Medina Railroad Museum is located in the United States
Medina Railroad Museum
Location530 West Avenue,
Medina, New York
Coordinates43°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
Area1.5 acres (0.61 ha)
Built1905 (1905)
Part ofMain Street Historic District (Medina, New York) (ID97001457 [1])
Added to NRHPNovember 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 between Medina and Lockport - 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]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Museum History Page
  3. ^ Train Excursion Information on Website
  4. ^ Thomas FAQ website page
  5. ^ Elizabeth A. Bakker Johnson (September 1997). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Main Street Historic District Boundary Increase". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Archived from the original on 2011-12-10. Retrieved 2009-06-14. See also: "Accompanying five photos". Archived from the original on 2011-12-10.

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