The title of this image, "Typical Rochester Rail Equipment", is almost a misnomer. The rolling stock depicted here may have been an ordinary site on Rochester’s streetcar and Subway lines during the 1930’s and 40’s, but to us, this scene is quite exceptional. We believe this photo/illustration was captured circa 1939 outside the East Main Street Station and car barn. These three cars may have been lined up specifically for this photo after being repainted by RTS (RTS took over operation of N.Y.S. Railways’ Rochester lines in 1938).
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