Historic Trains from Many Eras


Our collection includes, steam, diesel, freight and passenger trains Our Collection


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The only real train rides in Rochester!


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About Us

The Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum is home to the largest collection of historic trains in New York State! Ride our vintage trains during our special events hosted from April through December. Located on Route 251 in the Town of Rush, our volunteers work year round to preserve Rochester’s rich railroading heritage for future generations to enjoy!

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Museum Blog

September Events

September Events

Oktoberfest Rails & Ales Saturday, September 21 All aboard for Oktoberfest Train Rides! Grab your lederhosen and enjoy complimentary tastings from more than a dozen local craft breweries on Saturday, Se...
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August Museum Meeting

August Museum Meeting

Our last summer meeting at the museum! Enjoy the warm weather and join us for our monthly museum meeting at Industry Depot, located at 282 Rush Scottsville Rd., Rush, N.Y. Following a brief meeting, enjoy rid...
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August – Real Steam Train Rides Return!

August – Real Steam Train Rides Return!

This summer the hills will once again echo with steam whistles when the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum hosts real steam train rides on August 17-18 and 24-25. The museum will host Viscose Co...
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