June 17-18 Subway Heritage Weekend

Rochester Subway Car 60
Celebrate the heritage of the Rochester Subway, which opened in 1926 and shut down on June 30, 1956. See our progress to restore Rochester Subway Car 60, the sole survivor of the fleet. Regional Transit Service will have their restored vintage 1956 GM transit bus on display throughout the weekend as we celebrate the 61th anniversary of the donation of Rochester Subway Car 60...
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May 18 – Monthly Museum Meeting

RGV 1909 Erie Railroad Depot at Industry, N.Y.
May 18, 2017 - 7:00 p.m. 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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May 20 – Rails & Ales

Rails & Ales
The craft brew movement is sweeping the nation. According to the New York State Brewers Association, new breweries grew from just 95 in 2011 to more than 240 in 2015! As part of this growth, the Rochester area is home to scores of new breweries with their delicious and unique craft beers. Visit the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum for Rails & Ales on Saturday,...
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April 20 – Bob Zimmerman presents “Cleveland 1975-1983”

Join us for our monthly meeting at the 40&8 Club, 933 University Ave., Rochester, N.Y. Free parking in Greek Othrodox 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. Bob Zimmerman presents "Cleveland 1975-1983." In the mid-1970'...
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April 15 – Easter Bunny Train Rides

Easter Bunny Train Rides
The Easter Bunny rides the rails! Join us Saturday, April 15, from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. for our Easter Bunny Train Rides. Enjoy a mile-and-a-half round-trip train ride that tours our museum grounds and visit New York’s largest collection of historic trains. Children will take part in an Easter egg hunt and then visit with the Easter Bunny for photos. Refreshments will be avai...
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R&GV Celebrates 80 Years!

R&GV 80th Anniversary
The Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum in suburban Rochester, N.Y., marks their 80th anniversary in 2017 with a special visit from a traveling steam locomotive as the highlight of their year-long celebrations. On February 4, 1937, ten railroad enthusiasts met on the second floor of the New York Central train station on Central Avenue to found the organization th...
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March 18 – 80th Anniversary Banquet

The Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum is celebrating 80 years of preserving Rochester's rich railroading heritage in 2017! Join us for our annual museum banquet where we celebrate the accomplishments of our volunteers and welcome a guest speaker to discuss our local railroad history. We are pleased to announce our guest speaker will be none other tha...
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March 16 – Post-Conrail Rochester Scenes

Join us for our monthly meeting at the 40&8 Club, 933 University Ave., Rochester, N.Y. 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. In 1996 CSX placed an offer to buy Conrail outright. By 1997 CSX and Norfolk Southern had agreed to a 42% to 58% split of...
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February 16 – History of the Pittsburg, Shawmut & Northern

PS&N
Join us for our monthly meeting on Thursday, February 16, 2017, located at the 40&8 Club, 933 University Ave., Rochester, N.Y. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Brief business meeting followed by entertainment program. Member Jeremy Tuke will present photographs illustrating the history of the Pittsburg, Shawmut & Northern Railroad, which operated a roughly 190-mile mainline b...
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Jan. 19 – BNSF and UP in Oregon and Washington

Join us for our monthly meeting on Thursday, January 19, 2017, located at the 40&8 Club, 900 University Ave., Rochester, N.Y. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Brief business meeting followed by entertainment program. Member Otto Vondrak will present a slide show of current Union Pacific and BNSF  operations in western Oregon and Washington state, including Portland, Vancouver, and...
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Dec. 17 – Santa Trains

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 child wil...
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