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Medina Railroad Museum

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Barbk22 wrote a review Dec 2019
East Aurora, New York, USA7 contributions1 helpful vote
This was highly anticipated and a huge disappointment. The train was intermittently freezing (it was 26 degrees outside), as tho a door was being opened. The conductor was wonderful, the story tellers ( page turners of the book) were very sweet women, but the volume of the recording was so low the kids couldn’t hear it. Unable to see Santa and his elves as the train approached the North Pole...just a blur as the train rode by. SANTA was AWFUL. Lumbered onboard, never said a word...NOT ONE WORD..to the little ones who had been excited to see him. He handed out the bells, walking from one end of the coach to the other, then lumbered back without any attempt at interaction with a single child...no “Merry Christmas”, no “Ho HO HO”...NOTHING. We couldn’t believe it. We paid $195 for 2 adults and 3 kids...we could have hired a much better Santa for a home visit for half that amount...and taken a train ride to Rochester with the rest of the money. I have attempted no fewer than 6 times to contact the director of the program...faulty answering machine, mailbox full, no answer. My adult daughter was so disappointed for her kids...this was a huge waste of money and time...an hour ride to get to Medina, an hour home, and a big bust in between. In reading the reviews from as far back as 2014, I see this is the standard. Save your money...go to Attica/Arcade RR where the kids actually get to talk to Santa!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Mike C wrote a review Nov 2019
LEAGUE CITY, United States4 contributions
We were traveling in Western New York and met members of my family on impulse at the museum. They had reservations for the fall train ride.and we were able to join them for the excursion. We couldn't sit with them but met an interesting couple who made the trip all the more enjoyable. Looking down on the locks in Lockport was a memorable experience along with the trip along the canal. We were able to enjoy the extensive model train layout for an hour before the trip and can still appreciate it again in the future.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Diane B. wrote a review Oct 2019
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The museum is quite a treasure house full of memorabilia collected and created by many local people...well worth seeing! The train ride would be more enjoyable if it went through more foliage and less areas full of buildings. Was very surprised that the halfway point is a stop next to a junkyard where we sat for at least 15 mins. If we passed historical sites it would have been great if there was narration telling us what we were seeing. Upside, the staff are all very friendly.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Susan G wrote a review Oct 2019
North Tonawanda, New York66 contributions22 helpful votes
Recently went for a ride on the Medina Railroad to enjoy the fall leaves. Although the leaves were less than spectacular, the ride was enjoyable. I think the morning would have been enlightening if the rails were in more of the countryside as opposed to along old houses and factories between Middleport and Lockport. An added feature would be to have the ride narrated to point out some of the historical landmarks along the way, if any. From what I understand, the organization only owns the first two rail cars and rent the balance of the train. The owned cars have been renovated and were quite nice. The additional cars were in dire need of freshening up. Maybe over time as funds permit, the expansion of the Medina Railroad would make the experience much more enjoyable. I have only been on the train once before for Thomas and Friends with my young grandson. There was so much going on that little notice was paid to the condition of the train. I know we enjoyed that trip about 12 years ago.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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swarne86 wrote a review Oct 2019
Charleston, South Carolina3 contributions1 helpful vote
My kids and I had so much fun getting to board a train pulled by a real Thomas the tank engine as well as walking through the museum. It is amazing inside. We were all amazed at the huge train layout inside the museum. It went from one end of the room to the other filled with different themes along the way. Very awesome if you have train enthusiasts like I do for kids.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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