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...
Read More

Dec. 8 – Holiday Open House at Industry Depot

Get into the holiday spirit! Enjoy the warm festive holiday atmosphere at our restored 1909 Erie Railroad train station. Enjoy snacks and beverages while the depot stove keeps us warm and toasty. Please contact us if you’d like to bring holiday treats to share. Everyone is welcome! This event is FREE and open to the public, so bring your friends and family. The party begins a...
Read More

Thanks for a Great Time

Took my 8 year old and my 6 month old on their first train ride and we all had a blast! The animals were a hit with the kiddos and we loved not only the train display but also seeing the history and hard work the volunteers put into making all this happen! Thanks for a great time! —Cassie W., Rochester, N.Y.
Read More

Nov. 16 Museum Meeting – Coast to Coast with Devan Lawton

NYSW Binghamton NY Devan Lawton
The program for our November meeting will be presented by Devan Lawton. Since 1971, when Devan purchased his first 35mm SLR Nikon camera, he has been covering the railroad scene in North America and Europe. This evening he has pulled out photos from his slide collection taken within the continental USA and Canada for your viewing pleasure. Steam, diesel and electric railroa...
Read More

Oct. 20 Museum Meeting – Steam Excursions of the 1980s and 1990s

C&O 614, Moodna Viaduct
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. Pete Swanson will present his slide show featuring steam excursions of the 1980s and 1990s. Don't miss...
Read More

October Pumpkin Patch Train Rides

Pumpkin Patch
October 14-15, 21-22, 28-29 Our most popular event: 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 take home to decorate. Complementary apple cider for...
Read More

Oct. 7 Fall Foliage Express

RGV Fall Foliage Express
Ride vintage streamlined coaches and enjoy beautiful fall colors in Western New York! The Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum will be operating a series of Fall Foliage Excursions with the cooperation of the Livonia, Avon & Lakeville Railroad between Lakeville and Industry, New York. Ride in the museum’s reconditioned Budd streamlined coaches built in 1941 for...
Read More

Sept. 16-17 Diesel Days Train Rides

Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum
Powerful diesel locomotives are the backbone of the modern railroad industry. From humble yard switchers to high-horsepower road engines, these locomotives have ruled the rails since their widespread introduction the 1940s. Don’t miss your opportunity to climb aboard during Diesel Days at the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum on September 16-17. See, hea...
Read More

Ride behind a real steam train on August 26-27

Steam Train
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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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,...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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 ...
Read More

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!
Read More