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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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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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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