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Rochester’s Rich Railroading Heritage


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July 29-30 Steam, Diesel, and Electric Railroad Tour of Scranton

July 29-30 Steam, Diesel, and Electric Railroad Tour of Scranton

Steam, diesel, and electric trains are the highlight of a special weekend excursion to Scranton, Pa., on July 29-30. Travel with the members of the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum by deluxe m...
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Donate: New Batteries for LA&L No. 20

Donate: New Batteries for LA&L No. 20

Livonia, Avon & Lakeville Alco RS-1 No. 20 is our museum's newest acquisition, donated by the railroad at the end of 2016. Built in 1949 for the Lake Erie, Franklin & Clarion Railroad, it was sold to th...
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July 15-16 – Craft Show Caboose Rides

July 15-16 – Craft Show Caboose Rides

Enjoy a brand new summer event combining talented local artisans and fun vintage train rides at the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum. Join us on July 15-16 for Craft Show Caboose Rides where you...
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