Medina Railroad Museum, Medina, New York

John Cowgill: Stories of the Railroad

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Do you love New York?  Back in the day, you heard the old jingle ‘I love New York’.  When you are asked what you think about the U.S. state of New York, what most people will think of is what is known as the ‘Big Apple’, New York City where most of the state’s population happens to live.  The state has many great historic sites like the Saratoga Battlefield in Saratoga Springs where the turning point of the American Revolutionary War took place.  You have natural wonders like Niagara Falls, one of the most visited and most spectacular waterfalls in the world.  The state of New York also has great small towns.  Among these towns is Medina.  Located halfway between Rochester and Buffalo, the town was constructed around the Erie Canal, and it was a stopover for boats using the canal.  As it was a major stop on the Erie…

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