Museum Meeting – Thursday, May 15

  On Thursday. May 15, 2014, member Jim Moore will present his slide show titled, “More Lehigh Valley” featuring scenes from around western New York on the Lehigh Valley Ralroad. The LV was just one of five railroads that served the Rochester area, and Jim's show is sure to contain many local scenes! The museum store opens at 7:00pm, a brief business meeting tak...
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2014 Train Ride Season Opens Sunday, May 11

 Diesels meet trolleys at Midway Station. Celebrate National Train Day weekend with the only combined trolley and train ride in New York State. Rides begin at the New York Museum of Transportation and include a visit at the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum. Rides operate Sundays only, throughout the summer and fall seasons. Exhibits in the two museums inclu...
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Saturday, May 10 is National Train Day in Rochester

Celebrate Amtrak’s National Train Day (www.nationaltrainday.com) at the Rochester Amtrak Station with volunteers from the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum and the New York Museum of Transportation to learn all about trains past and present! Train enthusiasts and supporters around the country celebrate National Train Day each year at hundreds of locations acros...
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Hojack Swing Bridge exhibit opens at NYMT

Our partner operation New York Museum of Transportation is excited to announce the opening of a new permanent exhibit. A re-creation of the control cabin of the Hojack Swing Bridge contains the original steam engine, control devices, and an operating model of the bridge. New York Museum of Transportation, located in the town of Rush, near Rochester, NY, is pleased to announ...
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Join us for a special fantrip to the Arcade & Attica on June 7!

 Our private motorcoach departs from R&GVRRM's Industry Depot on June 7 at 10:00 a.m. At Arcade, we will ride in a reserved coach behind steam on the Arcade & Attica Railroad. Bring your own lunch, or charbroiled hot dogs and cold pop can be purchased extra during the stop at Curriers station. Upon our return to Arcade, we'll get a special behind the scenes shop...
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April Meeting – “Newfoundland Railway, 1969”

 On Thursday, April 17, 2014, NYMT’s Jim Dierks will present, “Newfoundland Railroads in 1969.” Jim took a ride on the narrow gauge coach-and-sleeper (and two dining cars) “Newfie Bullet”(the nickname for the Newfoundland Railway’s Caribou passenger train) across Newfoundland in 1969, as it was due to be discontinued that June. Jim’s slide show covers the trip from Mont...
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March Update

This past weekend saw a flurry of activity inside our Restoration Shop as we clear out space to make way for new concrete floor construction. The additional floor space will make it easier for our volunteers to work inside the shop, and it will also help us keep things a little cleaner by eliminating the exposed dirt floor. Part of this take involves temporarily removing part o...
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February Meeting, March Banquet

Monthly Meeting: Thursday, February 20 RGVRRM member Dale Hartnett presents "Railroad Palaces From a Century Ago." Dale's program will feature New York's Grand Central Terminal and Pennsylvania Station as well as Washington's Union Station. The program will include some construction photos as well as when the facilities were new. The museum store opens at 7:00pm, a brief bu...
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February Newsletter

The February edition of The Semaphore, the official newsletter of the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum is now available for download. Catch up on back issues of The Semaphore here. We hope you'll join us for our February Monthly Meeting on February 20 (933 University Avenue, Rochester, NY) and for our Annual Banquet on March 8 (Tickets $25.00 each - See newslett...
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Help us ROC the Day!

The Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum is participating in the United Way of Rochester's ROC the Day 24 hour fundraising campaign being held on Wednesday, December 10, 2013.   We hope you will consider helping us continue to preserve the railroad history of Rochester & Western New York through a donation during this 24-hour period this holiday season. C...
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Fun events in December!

Please join us for these fun and festive events in December! Holiday Party and Open House Saturday, December 7, 2013 6:30-9:30p.m. Industry Depot - 282 Rush-Scottsville Road, Rush, NY Enjoy some holiday cheer in the warm festive atmosphere of our restored country depot. Bring a dish or other refreshments to pass. Our holiday open house party is open to all friends and fami...
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Join us in November!

  Remember the slide show scene from the 2003 movie The Station Agent? Yeah, it's not like that. We will be holding our Annual Elections and hosting our annual Member's Slide Night on Thursday, November 21. Bring your favorite railroad images (slides or digital images), limited to 20 per person. The museum store opens at 7:00pm, a brief business meeting takes place ...
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Enjoy fun fall foliage train rides through November 3

Board the trolley at New York Museum of Transportation (6393 East River Road). Trolleys depart every half-hour! Ride the trolley down to Midway station, where you will transfer to a diesel-powered train. Our friendly volunteers are ready to welcome you aboard! Enjoy the ride inside or outside as we roll through the colorful forest. Once you arrive at Industry ...
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Join us for our October meeting!

Trolley cars 60 and 66 at Rowland's loop. Photo by W. D. Clark, Tom Kirn Collection. Car 60 is part of the collection of the museum. NYMT Archive No. 2689e October Museum Meeting - Thursday, October 17, 2013Did you know Rochester had its own rapid transit system from 1926-1956? In fact, our museum hasa very important part of the old Rochester Subway: Car 60, the last remai...
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Enjoy Fall Foliage by Trolley & Train through November 3!

Did you know that the Northeast is only one of three regions in the entire world that experiences the phenomenon of fall foliage? Enjoy the beauty of Autumn in western New York State from the window of an authentic 80-year-old electric trolley car. Board at New York Museum of Transportation for your ride back in time. At Midway Station, a diesel train with two cabooses will...
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Trolley and Track Car rides through September 8!

Your trip back in time starts just 20 minutes south of Rochester! Enjoy an authentic electric trolley ride through the bucolic western New York countryside. Transfer to our open-air track cars at Midway Station to continue your ride to Industry Depot and a tour of the restored country train station and equipment displays at Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum. ...
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See, hear, and ride vintage diesels on August 18

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 railroad industry since the 1940s. From the earliest switch engines to today’s high-horsepower thoroughbreds, the diesel locomotive has been essential to the grow...
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Summer museum update

It's been a fun and exciting summer season at the train museums! Here's a few photos from the last month or so of activities around the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum. For the latest news and information, please "Like" our Facebook fan page! As part of our special Baseball Day celebration on June 30, we had a visit from Spikes, the official mascot of the Ro...
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Boy Scouts invade Industry!

On June 29, Boy Scout Troop 210, from Kirkville, New York, paid us a visit. They spent the day touring our museum, contributing to service projects, enjoying train rides, and learning how we keep the museum running week after week. Volunteer Otto Vondrak, a former Scout leader himself, took the troop around our museum for the day, organizing work parties, and taking them on beh...
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Exciting June Events

Aside from being open every Sunday from May through October, we have a few exciting special events to share... June Museum MeetingThursday, June 20: Join us for our June museum meeting at Industry Depot! Following our regular meeting, enjoy train rides on our museum railroad aboard our restored vintage trains. See the latest progress on our restorations and learn what we ha...
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Adopt-A-Rivet… Help restore Lehigh Valley caboose #95100

After being saved from the scrap yard in October 2011 by the R&GVRRM and moved into the museum's shop in January 2012, the museum has been very busy working on the restoration of ex-Lehigh Valley Railroad caboose #95100.    The project has now reached the phase where we are beginning to put the car back together; starting with the exterior.   Part o...
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Getting ready for opening day

Industry Yard was a flurry of activity this past weekend as we get ready for our Opening Day on May 19! Volunteers were out in force working on track, trains, and other items around the museum. Follow our Facebook fan page and stay up to date on our progress! Want to lend a hand? We're always looking for new volunteers! Photos by Otto Vondrak. Volunteers Ryan Bailly, Dave Sc...
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