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

Viscose 6
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 Museum hosts real steam train rides on August 19-20 and 26-27. The museum will host Viscose Co. No. 6, a vintage steam locomotive that once operated for the American Viscose C...
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Donate: Body Panels for Rochester Subway Car 60

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 restoration so that visitors can once again enjoy and learn from this important artifact of local history. The car requires significant repair of its original 1916 sheet metal...
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July 29-30 Steam, Diesel, and Electric Railroad Tour of Scranton

Steam, diesel, and electric trains are the highlight of a special weekend excursion to Scranton, Pa., on July 29-30. Travel with the members of the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum by deluxe motorcoach to ride historic trains on the Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad, Steamtown National Historic Site, and Electric City Trolley Museum. Visitors will enjoy a private e...
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Donate: New Batteries for LA&L No. 20

Livonia, Avon & Lakeville No. 20
Livonia, Avon & Lakeville Alco RS-1 No. 20 is our museum's newest acquisition, donated by the railroad at the end of 2016. Built in 1949 for the Lake Erie, Franklin & Clarion Railroad, it was sold to the LA&L in 1972, becoming the first Alco diesel on their roster. It was retired in 2008 and donated to our museum eight years later. In excellent mechanical condition,...
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July 15-16 – Craft Show Caboose Rides

R&GV Caboose Train
Enjoy a brand new summer event combining talented local artisans and fun vintage train rides at the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum. Join us on July 15-16 for Craft Show Caboose Rides where you will visit with our craft show vendors featuring jewelry, clothing, ceramics, painting, woodwork and more. Browse through our show featuring many examples of handcr...
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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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June 15 – Monthly Museum Meeting

RGV Train Ride
Thursday, June 15, 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. Tour our new gift shop in the North Waiting Room and preview some of the merchandise ...
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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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