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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Sept. 20 Museum Meeting

Slide Show
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.
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Sept. 15-16 Diesel Days 20th Anniversary

LAL 20
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. Enjoy a self-guided tour of our unique exhibits as you visit New York State’s largest collection of historic trains. Take a tour of the engineer’s cab and discover what it takes to make these massive mach...
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September Train Rides

Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum
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. Enjoy a self-guided tour of our unique exhibits as you visit New York State’s largest collection of historic trains. Take a tour of the engineer’s cab and discover...
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Real Steam Train Rides in August

Viscose 6
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 Railroad Museum hosts real steam train rides on August 18-19 and 25-26. The museum will host Viscose Co. No. 6, a vintage steam locomotive that once operated for the Americ...
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August 16 Museum Meeting at the Depot

R&GV Train Ride
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 on our museum railroad and tours of our restoration shop. We will be taking the diesel train all the way up to New York Museum of Transportation for a brief tour of thei...
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July 19 Museum Meeting at the Depot

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!  
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Rochester Subway

Rochester Subway
The last boat navigated the Erie Canal through downtown Rochester in 1919. The canal had been relocated, and the city acquired the old canal bed to construct a trolley line that would not be affected by surface traffic. It would also allow the interurban trolley lines a quick way into and out of downtown. Construction began in 1922, which also resulted in the creation of Broad ...
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July 21-22 – Craft Show Caboose Rides

Rochester Train Rides
BOUNCE HOUSE! CRAFT SHOW! TRAIN RIDES! Enjoy our fun summer event combining talented local artisans and fun vintage train rides at the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum. Join us for Craft Show Caboose Rides where you will visit with our craft show vendors featuring jewelry, clothing, ceramics, painting, woodwork and more. We will also have a bounce house for th...
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July 14 – Rochester Subway Vintage Bus Tour

Rochester Subway Vintage Bus Tour
Remains of the Rochester Subway are quickly disappearing! Join us for a special bus tour on July 14 that will trace the route of the Rochester Subway and visit key historic sites along the way, including the new RTS Downtown Transit Center. The Rochester Subway served our city from 1927 through 1956, connecting the suburbs of Brighton with downtown and Greece. After the ...
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June 21 Museum Meeting at Industry Depot

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!
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June 16-17 Fathers Day Train Rides

Train Rides
Celebrate Fathers Day Weekend with fun train rides for the whole family, just 20 minutes from downtown Rochester! Enter our historic 1909 Erie Railroad train station and purchase your ticket from the friendly agent inside. Tour our displays while you wait to board your train. You will be welcomed by friendly volunteers as you enjoy your ride aboard restored freight train ca...
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May 19 – Rails & Ales Train Rides – SOLD OUT

This event is SOLD OUT. Thank you for your support! 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 tastings from local breweries on Saturday, May 19, from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Enjoy train rides that tour our museum groun...
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April 28 – Members-Only Photo Freight Day

R&GV Train Ride
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 and access to our displays and exhibits. This event is FREE for MUSEUM MEMBERS! Not a member? Purchase a ticket and your annual museum membership fee is included! We...
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April 19 – Rochester Subway Slide Show

Rochester Subway
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 Subway. 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...
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Ticket Dater Restoration

Ticket Dater Validator
In the past when you bought a ticket to ride a train,the ticket was validated with a ticket validator which consisted of a stamped imprint that included the railroad name, station name, and date. Many tourist railroads and museums continue this tradition to provide a more authentic experience for visitors. We have a dater that is only useful for parts trade-in, and member Pe...
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March 31 – Easter Bunny Train Rides – SOLD OUT

Easter Bunny Trains
This event is sold out! Thank you for your support! 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 Tra...
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March 15 Museum Meeting with Anthony Way

Heritage Units
On Thursday, March 15, Anthony Way will present various Norfolk Southern heritage units he has photographed from 2013 to today, plus other trips from that time period. 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 followe...
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March 10 – Annual Museum Banquet with John Kucko

John Kucko Letchworth Trestle
Join us on March 10, 2018, at the River’s Edge Party House for our annual R&GV Museum Banquet featuring John Kucko! You may know our featured guest speaker from his years at WROC Channel 8, but also from his extensive coverage of the construction of the new Portage Trestle at Letchworth State Park. John will be sharing some of his adventures in railroad photography as w...
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March 3 – Annual Rules Class for Volunteers

Rules Class
Our 2018 Annual Rules Class will take place Saturday, March 3, 2018, 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. This is the annual rules class required for all volunteers who wish to be qualified in train service this year. Rules ...
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January Meeting

Conrail
On Thursday, January 18, Dave Coon presents his photos taken along Conrail's Southern Tier Line between 1988 and 1992. 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. Museu...
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Santa Train Rides to the North Pole!

All aboard the only real Santa Train Ride in Rochester! All trains depart from our restored 1909 train station at Industry. Enjoy the festive atmosphere and complimentary hot chocolate while you wait for the conductor to call “ALL ABOARD!” Climb aboard our restored vintage freight train cabooses for a special trip to the North Pole to visit with Santa Claus! Every ch...
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