Website owned and operated by the:
Rail City Historical Museum
162 Stanley Drive
Sandy Creek, NY 13145
Robert J Groman, Owner/Curator

Dr. Groman acquired fifty nine pieces of railroad rolling stock for Rail City Museum.
The inventory of equipment consisted of 16 steam locomtives, 14 ore cars, 5 streetcars, 4
flat cars, 4 cabooses, 3 tenders, 2 horsedrawn streetcars, 2 combination passenger-
baggage coaches, 2 Box cars, 2 Motor Cars (Galloping Gooses), 1 excursion car, 1
gasoline locomotive, 1 interurban, 1 railway post office car, and 1 steam crane. In
addition, Rail City had 6 speeders, 3 hand pump cars, and 2 velocipedes.
Where much of the rolling stock was acquired from various railroads in New York
State a considerable amount of it came from out of state: Defiance Coal Company (Gallup,
NM), Gibson Bros. Coal Company (Gallup, NM), Huntingdon & Broad Top Mountain RR
(Huntingdon, PA), Lake Erie & Northern (Ontario, Canada), Niagara, St. Catherines &
Toronto (St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada) and the Scranton Transit Company (Scranton,
Promotional photograph sold at
Rail City during the 1950's. The
caption above reads: "Visitors to
Rail City enjoy climbing on historic
old #38, the engine that completed
the steam era in New York State on
the New York Central RR June 6,
Dr. Groman is the first individual
on the left with no shirt. He was
working with men that he hired to
construct the museum at the time
the photographer arrived to take
about a dozen photographs. To the
surprise of many visitors, he was
seen frequently in baggy beige work
pants and was often mistaken as
one of the hired workmen.
[RCHM Photo Collection]
"The first steam-operating railroad museum in the U.S.A."