Start your railway tour at the Medina Railroad Museum, a 300’ long freight house built in 1905, exhibiting railroad and fire fighting history as well as housing the largest HO scale model railroad layout in the eastern US. Enjoy a leisurely 34 mile round trip, 2 hour themed excursion through the Erie Canal Heritage Corridor aboard a comfortable vintage passenger coaches between Medina & Lockport (reservations required).
In Albion, tour a church resembling a castle built by George Pullman, inventor of the rail sleeping car at East Park St., Albion (corner of N. Main St.). George Pullman (1831-1897), noted industrialist, was once a resident of Albion and later became the manufacturer of Pullman Railroad Cars. One of his local legacies is the Pullman Memorial Universalist Church in Albion, which he built in 1894 to honor his parents’ memory. Includes several famed Tiffany Stained glass windows.
Then, hop aboard the Orchard Train at Watt Farms Country Market for a behind-the-scenes look at apple production.
Schedule your lunch break at the Ho-Jack Bar & Grill in Carlton, an original train station on the Ho-Jack line.
Head east along Route 31 and stop in Fancher to another former train depot re-purposed as Antiques & Rusty Relics specialty shops.
Continue heading east to the Holley Depot Museum on Geddes St. Ext in Holley, another NY Central Depot built in 1907, exhibiting local artifacts of the Erie Canal and railway eras (call ahead for appointment, 585-638-8188).