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Fun events in August

August 6th, 2014

Museum Book Sale - Saturday, August 16

We’re clearing out hundreds of books, magazines, tapes, and DVDs from our library collection! Lanterns and other pieces of railroad hardware too! Help us find new homes for these treasures. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Industry Depot. All proceeds to benefit the re-establishment of our museum library in a permanent location. Dealer inquiries welcome.

Museum Picnic - Saturday, August 16

Join us for our Annual Museum Members’ Picnic! Enjoy hots, hamburgs, and cold pop. Bring your favorite dish or dessert to pass. $5.00 donation per person. Bring your friends, bring your family! Picnic from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. Train rides at 4:00pm. Please RSVP to Otto Vondrak.

Diesel Day - August 17

Railroads have been a vital part of our nation’s success for more than 150 years, thanks to continuous expansion and innovation. One of those innovations is the diesel locomotive, which has been the backbone of the industry since the 1940s. From the earliest switch engines to today’s high-horsepower thoroughbreds, the diesel locomotive has been essential to the growth of American railroads. These kings of the rails come in all sizes, and the collection of the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum gives visitors a close-up look. Learn what makes a diesel go, and how they are able to generate so much power. See several different types of diesel locomotives under power, and take a ride in a real caboose! Enjoy a 2-mile round trip trolley excursion that connects to a diesel train, linking the New York Museum of Transportation (NYMT) with the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum’s country depot and railroad equipment collection. Enjoy the only combined trolley and diesel operation in New York State! Ticket includes admission to both museums. No reservations needed. Adults $10.00, Youth (3-17), Seniors (65+) $8.00 – EXTENDED HOURS 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

Museum Meeting at Industry Depot - August 21

Please join us for our August museum meeting at Industry Depot, our third and final warm weather meeting of the season! We meet at 7:00 p.m., hold a brief business meeting, and then enjoy train rides on our museum railroad! This event is FREE, and is open to anyone interested in learning more about our museum activities.

Visit www.rochestertrainrides.com for full schedule of events


Events in July

July 10th, 2014

Saturday, July 12: Trains at Twilight

SATURDAY ONLY! Many trolley companies across the country once created popular amusement parks and picnic grounds to entice more customers to ride the rails. The New York Museum of Transportation recreates an evening at an old-time “trolley park” with the happy sound of the calliope providing the background for authentic trolley rides through the rolling hills of the Genesee Valley, connecting to a diesel train at Midway for an extended ride down to the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum and return. Light refreshments will be available to complete your evening out! SPECIAL HOURS 4:00 PM. to 9:00 P.M. SATURDAY. No reservations needed. Adults $10.00, Youth (3-17), Seniors (65+) $8.00

Sunday, July 13: Trolley and Track Car Rides

Enjoy a 2-mile round trip trolley ride connecting to an open-air track car ride, linking the New York Museum of Transportation (NYMT) with the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum’s country depot and railroad equipment collection. Ride the only combined trolley and track car operation in New York State! Ticket includes admission to both museums. No reservations needed. Adults $10.00, Youth (3-17), Seniors (65+) $8.00

Thursday, July 17: Museum Meeting at Industry Depot

Please join us for our July museum meeting at Industry Depot, our second warm weather meeting of the season! We meet at 7:00 p.m., hold a brief business meeting, and then enjoy train rides on our museum railroad! This event is FREE, and is open to anyone interested in learning more about our museum activities.


Sunday, July 20: Baseball Day Trolley and Train Rides

What’s more American than trains and basebal? From teams traveling from city to city, to baseball fans taking the train to the game, these two American traditions have been intertwined for more than 100 years. Kids won’t want to miss a visit from Spikes, the mascot of our home town Rochester Red Wings. Trolleys will meet diesel trains at Midway for the continuation of the ride to Industry. Enjoy a 2-mile round trip trolley excursion that connects to a diesel train, linking the New York Museum of Transportation (NYMT) with the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum’s country depot and railroad equipment collection. Enjoy the only combined trolley and diesel operation in New York State! Ticket includes admission to both museums. No reservations needed. Adults $10.00, Youth (3-17), Seniors (65+) $8.00

Visit RochesterTrainRides.com for details!


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Rochester Train Rides

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September Museum Meeting

Thursday, September 18th, 2014


October Museum Meeting

Thursday, October 16th, 2014


Fall Foliage Trains on the LA&L

Saturday, October 18th, 2014


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New York Museum of Transportation
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