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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 maintain 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 donations from generous visitors like you.


Read more about three very special projects that we are looking to our community to support with their generocity. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Donate: Lackawanna Baggage Car Restoration

Lackawanna Baggeg Car 2078
Our Lackawanna Baggage Car in 2019 Built in 1930 by American Car & Foundry for the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western, this steel heavyweight baggage car served the railroad through the Erie Lackawanna era and into Conrail before it was retired from work train service in 1985 and brought to our museum. It was partially repainted into its earlier Pullman Green paint schem...
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Donate: Roof Panels for Rochester Subway Car 60

Rochester Subway Car 60
Become a Partners in Panels! Donate to Car 60 Originally built in 1916 for Utica Railways, Rochester Subway 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 c...
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Donate: Lehigh Valley Caboose 95100

Lehigh Valley 95100
Donate to LV 95100 Built by the Lehigh Valley railroad in  in February 1941, caboose no. 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 that terminated at Court Street (now home to well-known Dinosaur BBQ rest...
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General Museum Donation

Your donation will support our volunteers and their many preservation activities at the R&GV Railroad Museum.

Donate By Mail

Make your donation check payable and mail to:

Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum
P.O. Box 23326
Rochester, NY 14692-3326

Thank You!

Donations to the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.