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, September 21, from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Ride the train to visit all of the tasting stations! Choose the time of your first ride, and ride between all the stations as ofte...
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August Museum Meeting

RGV Summer Meeting at Industry Depot
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 rides on our museum railroad and tours of our restoration shop. See the Viscose 6 steam engine on display, and enjoy the debut of restored Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburg...
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August – Real Steam Train Rides Return!

Viscose 6
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. No. 6, a vintage steam locomotive that once operated for the American Viscose Co. in Roanoke, Virginia. If you’ve heard of Thomas the Tank Engine™, this is his r...
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July 18 – Museum Meeting

RGV Summer Meeting at Industry Depot
MEETINGS MOVE TO INDUSTRY 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 on our museum railroad and tours of our restoration shop. This event is FREE and open to the public! Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. – Join us! July 18 282 Rush Scottsvil...
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July 27-28 – Princesses & Superheroes Train Rides

Princesses & Superheroes
Children come dressed as their favorite princess or superhero and enjoy fun vintage train rides that depart every half hour from our historic 1909 Erie Railroad train station! Kids will enjoy our bounce house and other activities. You never know what costumed characters may join us! Purchase tickets Meet real princesses and superheroes, thanks to Enchanted Princess ...
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June 20 – Museum Meeting

RGV Train Ride
MEETINGS MOVE TO INDUSTRY 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 on our museum railroad and tours of our restoration shop. This event is FREE and open to the public! Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. – Join us! June 20 282 Rush Scottsvil...
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June 15-16 Fathers Day Train Rides

Train Rides
Celebrate Fathers Day Weekend with FREE train rides for Dad (with additional paid child or adult fare)! Enter our historic 1909 Erie Railroad train station and purchase your ticket from the friendly agent inside. You will be welcomed by friendly volunteers as you enjoy your ride aboard our restored vintage trains. Enjoy our special exhibit of a 1957 GM Transit Bus restored ...
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May 16 Monthly Museum Meeting at the Depot

RGV Train Ride
MEETINGS MOVE TO INDUSTRY 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 on our museum railroad and tours of our restoration shop. We will also enjoy an informal cookout while touring the shop. This event is FREE and open to the public! Meeting...
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May 18 and 19 Rails & Ales and Vintage Rails Wine Tasting

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. Join us on Saturday, May 18, 2019, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Western New York is also home to numerous award-winning wineries. Join us on May 19, 2019, for our Vintage Rails Wi...
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April 20 – Easter Bunny Train Rides

Easter Bunny Trains
The Easter Bunny rides the rails! As the last of winter snows begin to melt, spring is just around the corner! Celebrate the fresh air and warmer weather with a fun family trip to the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum. Join us for the Easter Bunny’s annual visit to our museum and ride our special Easter Bunny Train Rides on Saturday, April 20. During you...
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April 18 – Recreating Adam’s Basin by Steve Boerner

Recreating Adam's Basin
Join us on April 18 for our monthly meeting at the 40&8 Club, 933 University Ave., Rochester, N.Y. Free parking in Greek Orthodox Church parking lot next door. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Brief business meeting followed by entertainment program. Cash bar available. Browse the Museum Bookstore before the meeting. Graphic designer Steve Boerner has spent the past few...
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March 30 – Annual Safety Rules Class

Safety Rules
Our 2019 Annual Rules Class will take place Saturday, March 30, 2019, at the 40&8 Club, located at 933 University Ave., in Rochester, N.Y. The class begins at 8:00 a.m., and if you expect to take all three parts, plan on staying until at least 4:00 p.m. to complete your tests. Safety Rules are required for all museum volunteers, while Operating and Air Brakes are requir...
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March 23 – Annual Banquet with John Connelly

Genesee & Wyoming
Join us on March 23, 2019, at the River’s Edge Party House for our annual R&GV Museum Banquet featuring John Connelly! Our featured guest speaker is Vice President of Operations at Genesee & Wyoming’s Northeast Region, which includes the Rochester & Southern Railroad, Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad, and the South Buffalo Railroad. Drawing upon his thirty year...
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Mar. 21 – Kodak Park Railroad by Mike Byrne

Kodak Park Railroad
Join us on March 21 for our monthly meeting at the 40&8 Club, 933 University Ave., Rochester, N.Y. Free parking in Greek Orthodox Church parking lot next door. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., meeting starts at 7:30. Brief business meeting followed by entertainment program. Cash bar available. Browse the Museum Bookstore before the meeting. Member Mike Byrne will present the...
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Feb. 21 – Drone Photography by Joseph Cermak

Join us on February 21 for our monthly meeting at the 40&8 Club, 933 University Ave., Rochester, N.Y. Free parking in Greek Orthodox Church parking lot next door. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., meeting starts at 7:30. Brief business meeting followed by entertainment program. Cash bar available. Browse the Museum Bookstore before the meeting. Taking advantages of new angles...
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Jan. 17 – Phoebe Snow Memories

DL&W Phoebe Snow
Join us for our monthly meeting at the 40 & 8 Club, 933 University Ave., Rochester, N.Y. Free parking in Greek Orthodox Church parking lot next door. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Brief business meeting followed by entertainment program. Cash bar available. Browse the Museum Bookstore before the meeting. David Monte Verde will present the history of the Phoebe Snow, Lacakw...
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Dec. 20 – Memories of the Lima Branch

Rochester Junction
Join us on December 20, 2018, for our monthly meeting at the 40 & 8 Club, 933 University Ave., Rochester, N.Y. Free parking in Greek Orthodox Church parking lot next door. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Brief business meeting followed by entertainment program. Cash bar available. Museum bookstore. Local photographer Mike Stellpflug will be presenting his images of train opera...
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Dec. 7 Holiday Open House

Happy Holidays
Enjoy the spirit of the season! Join us on December 7 for our Annual Holiday Open House at the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum, located at 282 Rush-Scottsville Road, Rush, N.Y. The event is hosted in our restored 1909 Erie Railroad depot, decorated for the holidays and full of cheer! Enjoy hors d'ouvres and drinks around the depot stove and meet our museum member...
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December Santa Trains – SOLD OUT

Santa Train
THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT! Thank you for your support! All aboard the only real Santa Train Ride in Rochester, so close to home! All trains depart from our restored 1909 train station at Industry, just 20 minutes from downtown Rochester. Enjoy the festive atmosphere and complimentary hot chocolate and cookies while you wait for the conductor to call “ALL ABOARD!” Climb aboa...
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Nov. 15 Member Slide Night and Elections

Slide Show
Elections Night Slide Show - Bring Your Ballot! Join us for our monthly meeting at the 40 & 8 Club, 933 University Ave., Rochester, N.Y. Free parking in Greek Orthodox Church parking lot next door. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Brief business meeting followed by entertainment program. Cash bar available. Museum bookstore. This event is FREE and open to the public. MEMBER SL...
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Oct. 18 Museum Meeting

Join us for our monthly meeting at the 40 & 8 Club, 933 University Ave., Rochester, N.Y. Free parking in Greek Orthodox Church parking lot next door. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Brief business meeting followed by entertainment program. Cash bar available. Museum bookstore. This event is FREE and open to the public. On October 18, member Dave Shields will present a slide show...
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Oct. 27 – Trick or Treat Train Rides

RGV Trick or Treat Train Rides
Looking for a fun Halloween event that is “not too scary” for your youngest trick-or-treaters? Visit the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum for fun train rides on Saturday, October 27! Enjoy the brisk fall season and have some Halloween fun! Children are encouraged to wear their favorite costume and visit our Trick-or-Treat Stations located throughout our museum. En...
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October Pumpkin Patch Trains

RGV Pumpkin Patch Trains
October 13-14, 20-21 Reserve Your Tickets Now! THESE ARE THE TRAIN RIDES YOUR FRIENDS TOLD YOU ABOUT!: 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 freight train cabooses to the Pumpkin Patch! Every child will visit our Pumpkin Patch to choose a small baby pumpkin to ...
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Sept. 22 Oktoberfest Rails & Ales

Rails & Ales
All aboard for Oktoberfest Train Rides! Grab your lederhosen and enjoy tastings from local craft breweries on Saturday, September 22, from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Ride the train to visit all of the tasting stations! Ticket purchase includes museum admission and free souvenir tasting glass. Refreshments available for purchase. Free soft drinks for Designated Drivers. Your ...
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2018 Diesel Days T-Shirt

Diesel Days 2018 T-Shirt
Celebrate the 20th Anniverary of Diesel Days with this special edition t-shirt! Available in yellow or black, the shirt features new original artwork by Jim Dierks of the newest addition to our museum fleet, former Livonia, Avon & Lakeville Alco RS-1 no. 20. We are offering two options, including the traditional yellow with black printing as well as black with white and...
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