Historic Trains from Many Eras


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Rochester’s Rich Railroading Heritage


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October Pumpkin Patch Train Rides

October Pumpkin Patch Train Rides

October 14-15, 21-22, 28-29 Our most popular event: Enjoy a mile-and-a-half train ride through our rural museum grounds, located in the scenic heart of the Genesee Valley! Ride aboard authentically restored fr...
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Oct. 7 Fall Foliage Express

Oct. 7 Fall Foliage Express

Ride vintage streamlined coaches and enjoy beautiful fall colors in Western New York! The Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum will be operating a series of Fall Foliage Excursions with the coopera...
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Sept. 16-17 Diesel Days Train Rides

Sept. 16-17 Diesel Days Train Rides

Powerful diesel locomotives are the backbone of the modern railroad industry. From humble yard switchers to high-horsepower road engines, these locomotives have ruled the rails since their widespread introducti...
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