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Historic Trains from Many Eras


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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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September Train Rides

September Train Rides

September 15-16 Diesel Days Train Rides See, hear, and ride behind several kinds of restored vintage diesel locomotives. Your mile-and-a-half round-trip train ride disembarks at the museum’s restoration shop. ...
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Real Steam Train Rides in August

Real Steam Train Rides in August

If you’ve heard of Thomas the Tank Engine™, this is his real life cousin! For the first time since the 1950s, the hills will once again echo with steam whistles when the Rochester & Genesee Valley Ra...
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August 16 Museum Meeting at the Depot

August 16 Museum Meeting at the Depot

FINAL SUMMER MEETING AT THE DEPOT! 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 rides...
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