Friday, March 16, 2012

50th Anniversary of the Arcade & Attica Railroad this summer

The Arcade Historical Society and Friends of the A&A are working together to put on an exhibit for the A&A's 50th Anniversary. August 4, 1962 was the first public passenger trip for the railroad and within the first 17 days they had 1700 passengers - and that figure doesn't include all the children that rode!

The exhibit will include train photographs, postcards, old newspaper stories, train artifacts, as well as photographs and memorabilia of 1962. It is interesting going through the old photographs and seeing how ""dressed up" everyone is - women and girls in dresses, boys and men in suits. Times have changed a great deal.

We are planning on opening the exhibit July 26 and it will run for the three weekends following that date. The exhibit will be held in the old brick Arcade Fire Hall on Liberty Street. Stay tuned for details to come.