Historic Trains from Many Eras


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Ride behind a real steam train on August 26-27

Ride behind a real steam train on August 26-27

You’ve heard of Thomas the Tank Engine™, here’s his real-life cousin! For the first time since 1955, the hills will once again echo with steam whistles when the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museu...
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August 19-20, 26-27: Steam Trains Return to Rochester

August 19-20, 26-27: Steam Trains Return to Rochester

You've heard of Thomas the Tank Engine™, here's his real-life cousin! For the first time since 1955, the hills will once again echo with steam whistles when the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museu...
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Donate: Body Panels for Rochester Subway Car 60

Donate: Body Panels for Rochester Subway Car 60

Originally built in 1916 for Utica Railways, Car 60 ran in the Rochester Subway from 1938 until the end of service in 1956. As the sole survivor of the Subway fleet, our goal is to complete a cosmetic resto...
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