Historic Trains from Many Eras


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


Rochester’s Rich Railroading Heritage


We preserve our local history for future generations to enjoy. YOUR HISTORY


Largest Collection in New York State


Tour the largest collection of historic trains in New York State! Plan Your Visit


We need your help!


The museum and railroad is operated solely by volunteers of all ages. Become a Volunteer


The only real train rides in Rochester!


Ride a vintage diesel train, just 20 minutes south of Rochester! Plan your ride


Museum Blog

May 19 – Rails & Ales Train Rides

May 19 – Rails & Ales Train Rides

Looking for a great day out with friends? All aboard for Rails & Ales! The craft beer movement is sweeping the nation, with the Rochester area home to scores of new breweries and distilleries. Enjoy tasting...
Read More
April 28 – Members-Only Photo Freight Day

April 28 – Members-Only Photo Freight Day

Join us for our first annual Members-Only Photo Freight Day! We will operate two authentic freight trains up and down our line for you to ride and photograph. Your ticket includes a lunch picnic at the depot an...
Read More
April 19 – Rochester Subway Slide Show

April 19 – Rochester Subway Slide Show

On Thursday, April 19, Charlie Lowe, president of the New York Museum of Transportation and noted trolley historian, will present a slide show of rare color images from the last years of the Rochester Subwa...
Read More
view all