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Rochester’s Rich Railroading Heritage


We preserve our local history for future generations to enjoy. YOUR HISTORY


Largest Collection in New York State


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Museum Blog

R&GV Celebrates 80 Years!

R&GV Celebrates 80 Years!

The Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum in suburban Rochester, N.Y., marks their 80th anniversary in 2017 with a special visit from a traveling steam locomotive as the highlight of their year-lon...
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March 18 – 80th Anniversary Banquet

March 18 – 80th Anniversary Banquet

The Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum is celebrating 80 years of preserving Rochester's rich railroading heritage in 2017! Join us for our annual museum banquet where we celebrate the accom...
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March 16 – Post-Conrail Rochester Scenes

March 16 – Post-Conrail Rochester Scenes

Join us for our monthly meeting at the 40&8 Club, 933 University Ave., Rochester, N.Y. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Brief business meeting followed by entertainment program. Cash bar available. Museum bookst...
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