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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Lehigh Valley caboose update

At the end of December 2015, we completed sandblasting and priming the exterior of Lehigh Valley caboose No. 95100. This work was accomplished by volunteers, thanks to a generous grant by the Tom E. Dailey Foundation. We will continue body prep work through the winter so that the caboose can be painted Cornell Red by this summer. Our goal is to return this caboose to active s...
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2016 Winter Activities

Join us for our winter activities! All events are open to the public, so please join us! January Meeting Thursday, January 21st, 2016 40 & 8 Club, 933 University Avenue, Rochester, NYPresenter: Bob FrenchJanuary Museum Meeting, guest speaker Robert French will present his railroad photography spanning the last half century from coast to coast. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Museu...
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Donate: Pour the Floor

Our goal for 2016: Complete the Center Floor Section The projected cost to finish this work is about $12,650, and with minor unforeseen extras, our goal is $14,000 on this campaign.  This includes stone base, wire reinforcing mesh, concrete, floor sealer, and the mason's time and labor. Project History After years of planning, we began pouring the concrete floor insi...
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Support and Donate

You can help us preserve Rochester's rich railroading heritage The Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum has been preserving Rochester's transportation history since 1937. We main the largest collection of historic trains and the only operating railroad museum in New York State. The museum depends entirely on ticket revenue, grants, and donatio...
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Thank You

Thank you for your Donation Your donation helps the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum preserve Rochester's rich railroading heritage for future generations to enjoy. Our volunteers depend on your generous support to advance our preservation efforts. >>Return to Home ...
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Kodak and RG&E Weekend Train Rides – Sept. 19 and 20

See how railroads and our local industries were tied together for generations. Both Rochester Gas & Electric and Eastman Kodak depended on the railroad to produce goods and service the community. They also operated their own railroad services, owning a fleet of freight cars and locomotives to perform work at their sprawling facilities. We will showcase our RG&E ...
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Train Rides and Classic Cars on July 18 and 19

Antique automobiles are a great pairing for our vintage trains! Enjoy our exhibit of classic cars from a variety of time periods and manufacturers. DO YOU HAVE A CLASSIC CAR TO DISPLAY? All exhibitors receive free admission, but space is limited. Please contact us to reserve your spot today! Steel Wheels and Classic Cars - July 18 and 19 Your fun and exciting train ride e...
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Grand Opening June 20-21

Join us for fun family-friendly train rides on June 20 and 21 from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Tickets are $10.00 for adults, $8.00 for youth and seniors. All trains depart from Industry Depot, located at 282 Rush Scottsville Road, Rush, NY, easy to find from Exit 11 off I-390 off Route 251 west. We're also excited to have Cheesed and Confused join us on Saturday June 20 serving up heav...
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Father’s Day Train Rides at RGV June 20-21

Take Dad out for a train ride! Train rides are fun for the whole family. The Rochester & Gensee Valley Railroad Museum will be open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, with trains departing Industry Depot every half hour. As New York State's only operating railroad museum, we are home to the largest collection of historic trains and operating vintage diesel locomotives! Your...
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Coming Soon

Our monthly membership meetings move to Industry Depot for the warm summer months! Our next meeting will be Thursday, May 21, at 7:00pm. Following the meeting we will be offering train rides on our museum railroad. We will also be giving tours of the Upper Yard and our Restoration Shop. These event are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Bring a friend! There will be a meeting for...
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Trip Updates

The Livonia, Avon & Lakeville Railroad stopped by on Sunday to pick up our excursion coaches and bring them down to Lakeville. Our special LA&L 50th Anniversary Trip is less than a week away! May 9 - LA&L 50th Anniversary Trip ALL TRAINS HAVE SOLD OUT! Thank you for your support! All trains depart the Coneseus Lake Sportsmans Club in Lakeville, N.Y. May 9 - Spec...
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Rules Class and Safety Training Make-up Class

Rules Class and Safety TrainingSunday, April 19, 2015Rochester Institute of Technology, Slaughter Hall (Bldg  78), Room 2170This make up class is for any volunteers interested in volunteering around the museum or in train service. Safety training, rules class, air brake class are all included. Class starts at 9:00am sharp. Please bring a three-ring binder, a pen, and a not...
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Two Great Fantrips

 May 9 - 50th Anniversary of the Livonia, Avon & Lakeville Railroad The Livonia, Avon & Lakeville Railroad celebrates 50 years of serving western New York! Our special excursion trains will depart from the Conesus Lake Sportsmens Club in Lakeville, New York, on Saturday, May 9, at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. You will enjoy a special end-to-end ride over the LA&...
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Events in March

March Meeting Thursday, March 19th, 2015 40 & 8 Club, 933 University Avenue,Rochester, NY Member Slide Night March Museum Meeting, feature Member's Slide Night (no digital this time!). To sign up for a slot, please contact John Stewart. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Museum book store. Cash bar. Open to the public. RGV Annual Banquet ...
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Train rides and railroad exhibits!

Train rides resume in June 2016! Take 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!  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. Your t...
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RGV/NYMT Joint Rules Class – March 14

If you are interested in joining our operating crews this season, taking the Book of Rules class is the first step. Annual R&GV/NYMT joint rules class is mandatory for all operating personnel including track car operators, trolley motormen and conductors, locomotive engineers, conductors, brakemen, and car hosts. All volunteers who work around our trains and tracks are e...
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RGV Annual Banquet – March 28

Please join us for our annual R&GV Railroad Museum Banquet on Saturday, March 28, at the River's Edge Party House, located at 31 Paul Road, Rochester, N.Y. Our guest speaker will be Don Brown, a seasoned railroad industry veteran who has enjoyed careers with Penn Central and Conrail as well as the management team that operated the Ontario Midland and Ontario Central rail...
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