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. Join us at the River's Edge Party House, located off Scottsville Road, ...
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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

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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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Dec. 9 – Holiday Open House

Friday, December 9, 2016 6:00-9:00 p.m. Get into the holiday spirit! Enjoy the warm festive holiday atmosphere at our restored 1909 Erie Railroad train station. Enjoy snacks and beverages. Please contact us if you'd like to bring a dish to pass. Everyone is welcome! This event is FREE and open to the public! Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Industry Depot is located at 282 Rush Sc...
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December 3 – 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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Pumpkin Patch Train Rides in October

October 29-3010:00am to 5:00pm Trains Depart Every Half Hour from Industry Depot282 Rush Scottsville Rd, Rush, NY Trains are filling up fast!Buy Your Tickets Now! 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 th...
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Fall Foliage Express October 8

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 the New York Central’s “Empire State Express” hauled by Alco Century diesel locomoti...
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Train Rides September 17-18

We are open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on September 17 and 18. Train rides depart every half hour from Industry Depot is located at 282 Rush Scottsville Road, Rush NY 14543. We’re just 20 minutes from downtown Rochester, easy to find from Exit 11 off I-390 in the Town of Rush off Route 251 West. Schedules and tickets at www.RochesterTrainRides.com Visit the Rochester & ...
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Diesel Days Weekend – Aug. 20-21

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Diesel Days is August 20-21 Up to three vintage diesel locomotives will be operating this weekend, spanning more than 80 years of technology! Railroads have been a vital part of our nation’s success for more than 150 years, thanks to continuous expansion and innovation. One of those innovations is the diesel locomotive, which has been the backbone of the industry since t...
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Caboose Train Rides July 16-17

Until the 1980s, the caboose was once found at the end of every freight train in America. It’s where the crew would eat, sleep, and work, becoming their home away from home on long trips. Ride and tour authentically restored cabooses from a variety of historical eras.  Your fun and exciting train ride experience starts just 20 minutes south of Rochester! Enter our ...
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Trains Rides June 18-19

Come visit the only museum where you can ride the exhibits! Visit the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum and enjoy a mile-and-a-half round trip train ride behind vintage diesels and tour the largest collection of historic trains in New York State! Industry Depot is located at 282 Rush Scottsville Road, Rush NY 14543. We’re just 20 minutes from downtown Roches...
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Train Rides Resume June 18-19

Your fun and exciting train ride experience starts just 20 minutes south of Rochester! Enter our historic Industry depot and purchase your ticket from the friendly agent inside. Tour our displays while you wait to board your train. You will be welcomed aboard by friendly volunteers as you enjoy your ride aboard restored freight train cabooses. Disembark at our Restoration S...
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2016 Train Ride Schedule

Visit the largest collection of historic trains and ride the only operating railroad museum in New York State! Enjoy a mile-and-a-half round trip train ride through our museum grounds. Tour our exhibits and displays, including our restored 1909 Erie Railroad depot. Ticket price includes museum admission. All trains depart from Industry Depot on Route 251 in Rush. Visit Rocheste...
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Opening Weekend June 18-19!

Enjoy a mile-and-a-half round trip train ride behind vintage diesels, while you tour the largest collection of historic trains in New York State! Train rides depart every half hour, tickets are first come, first served. Industry Depot is located at 282 Rush Scottsville Road, Rush NY 14543. We’re just 20 minutes from downtown Rochester, easy to find from Exit 11 off ...
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Donate: Rochester Subway Car 60

History Rochester Subway Car 60 is part of a fleet built by the Cincinnati Car Co. for New York State Railways in 1916. The unique design was an early attempt by car builders to create a lightweight car that would cost less to operate and offer faster service. The cars were first assigned to the Utica Railways division until that system shut down in 1936. The cars were trans...
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Annual Banquet

R&GV Museum Annual Banquet Saturday, March 12, 2016, 6:30 p.m. River's Edge Party House, 31 Paul Road, Rochester, N.Y. Please mark your calendars for Saturday, March 12, 2016, for our Annual Banquet at the recently refurbished River's Edge Party House. Doors will open at 6:30, and guests will enjoy a cash bar and social hour prior to seating for our buffet dinner. Foll...
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