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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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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May 6 – Buffalo Day Trip

Buffalo Day Trip
The Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum is sponsoring a special railfan day trip to Buffalo, N.Y., on Saturday, May 6. The trip will depart from our museum parking lot at 9:00 a.m. sharp where we will travel via deluxe motorcoach to Buffalo. Our group will tour two important pieces of Buffalo transportation history. We will ride the Niagara Frontier Transporta...
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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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