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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Fun Christman train and trolley rides this December!

Take a ride back to another time and create special memories with your family this holiday season! Join the New York Museum of Transportation and the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum for special Christmas events weekends in December! We're located just 20 minutes from downtown Rochester, an easy ride from anywhere in the region. Santa Trains depart from Indu...
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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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Support

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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Support

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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Support

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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