October Update

Much progress has been made in the Restoration Shop this summer, as our inspection pit nears completion! Currently we have approximately $10,000 left for this much needed project. With the floor space all cleared out, and the concrete pouring season nearing it's end, we are working in earnest to reconnect Track 9 back to the building, as well as complete the concrete fl...
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The building we do today will preserve our rail heritage for tomorrow. Donate a Ton Help build our Empire State Express Siding The Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum has been working very hard on the construction of a new siding west of the Livonia, Avon & Lakeville Railroad.   The goal is to use this siding in late ...
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Restoring Lv #95100 Lehigh Valley Railroad #95100. Work is well underway! Built for the Lehigh Valley Railroad in February 1941, LV 95100 was one of 105 "Northeastern" style steel-bodied cabooses built by the railroad between 1937-46. This car is a significant addition to our collection, as the LV served the city of Rochester with a branch line...
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Preserve Rochester Subway Car 60 We need your help to save Rochester Subway Car 60! 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...
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Museum Meeting September 18

Monthly museum meetings move back to the 40&8 Club located at 933 University Avenue in Rochester, New York. Doors open at 7:00, and the business meeting begins at 7:30. Following the meeting is our monthly entertainment program. Cash bar available. All are welcome to join us! Thu., September 18: Member Duncan Richards presents “Orange and Black... and Blue, Yellow, Gray, a...
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Fun events in August

Museum Book Sale - Saturday, August 16 We’re clearing out hundreds of books, magazines, tapes, and DVDs from our library collection! Lanterns and other pieces of railroad hardware too! Help us find new homes for these treasures. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Industry Depot. All proceeds to benefit the re-establishment of our museum library in a permanent l...
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Events in July

Saturday, July 12: Trains at Twilight SATURDAY ONLY! Many trolley companies across the country once created popular amusement parks and picnic grounds to entice more customers to ride the rails. The New York Museum of Transportation recreates an evening at an old-time “trolley park” with the happy sound of the calliope providing the background for authentic trolley ride...
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Join us for Subway Sunday on June 29

On June 30, 1956, the last passengers were carried on the old Rochester Subway. Please join us as we remember the Subway with special displays of photographs and artifacts, including the “Casey Jones” inspection vehicle which once made regular rounds in the tunnels under Broad Street. Help us raise awareness for the restoration of Car 60, the sole survivor of the Rochester...
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Local museums launch campaign to restore Rochester Subway Car 60 – June 27

Rochester Subway Car 60
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Otto Vondrak, Trustee, R&GVRRM Phone: (585) 820-2341 On Friday, June 27, Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum (R&GVRRM) and the New York Museum of Transportation (NYMT) will be hosting a special press event to announce the kick-off of the campaign to restore Rochester Subway Car 60, and to generate pledges of support from th...
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Join us for Father’s Day trolley and train rides June 15

Spend Father’s Day with us! Enjoy a 2-mile round trip trolley excursion that connects to a diesel train, linking the New York Museum of Transportation with the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum’s country depot and railroad equipment collection. Enjoy the only combined trolley and diesel operation in New York State! Ticket includes admission to both museums....
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Museum Meeting at Industry Depot – June 19

Join us for our monthly Museum Member Meeting at Industry Depot on June 19! After a brief business meeting at 7:00 p.m., we will be offering train rides throughout the evening. Come out and enjoy the museum railroad you have all worked so hard to build. Bring a friend, guests welcome too. Industry Depot is located at 282 Rush-Scottsville Road (Route 251), Rush, NY 14546. PLE...
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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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