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Take the Train from Geneva to Canandaigua

The Niagara Frontier Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society is sponsoring a special train excursion aboard the Finger Lakes Railway on Saturday, September 27, 2003. Traveling from Geneva to Canandaigua, the charter will be the 1st passenger train to travel this entire route since regular passenger service was discontinued on what was then the New York Central Railroad. Included in the excursion will be a visit to the Lehigh Valley Railroad Historical Society in Shortsville and a 1 hour stopover in the heart of Canandaigua’s Main Street. In addition, 2 special photo/video opportunities are planned during the journey. The train will also pass through the villages of Phelps and Clifton Springs. As a special treat, a special postmark has been issued by the US Postal Service to commemorate the trip. The unique postmark, designed by the Finger Lakes Stamp Club, will be affixed to all letters mailed aboard the train. In addition, special color cachets bearing the postmark will be available on board the train. The train will depart Railroad Place at 11:00am, and return to Geneva approximately 4:30pm. Snacks will be available on board, and passengers are invited to bring their own picnic lunch aboard as well. Tickets must be prepurchased and are available locally at Lake City Hobby, 501 Exchange St, Geneva (781-6397). Tickets are also available on the web at www.nfcnrhs.com, or by calling the excursion’s information line at 716-864-4074. The Niagara Frontier Chapter NRHS is a non profit organization which is dedicated to the preservation of Western New York’s railroad heritage. The NFCNRHS also operates the Railroad Museum of the Niagara Frontier, which is located in North Tonawanda, NY.

 

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