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Events in July

July 10th, 2014

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 rides through the rolling hills of the Genesee Valley, connecting to a diesel train at Midway for an extended ride down to the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum and return. Light refreshments will be available to complete your evening out! SPECIAL HOURS 4:00 PM. to 9:00 P.M. SATURDAY. No reservations needed. Adults $10.00, Youth (3-17), Seniors (65+) $8.00

Sunday, July 13: Trolley and Track Car Rides

Enjoy a 2-mile round trip trolley ride connecting to an open-air track car ride, linking the New York Museum of Transportation (NYMT) with the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum’s country depot and railroad equipment collection. Ride the only combined trolley and track car operation in New York State! Ticket includes admission to both museums. No reservations needed. Adults $10.00, Youth (3-17), Seniors (65+) $8.00

Thursday, July 17: Museum Meeting at Industry Depot

Please join us for our July museum meeting at Industry Depot, our second warm weather meeting of the season! We meet at 7:00 p.m., hold a brief business meeting, and then enjoy train rides on our museum railroad! This event is FREE, and is open to anyone interested in learning more about our museum activities.


Sunday, July 20: Baseball Day Trolley and Train Rides

What’s more American than trains and basebal? From teams traveling from city to city, to baseball fans taking the train to the game, these two American traditions have been intertwined for more than 100 years. Kids won’t want to miss a visit from Spikes, the mascot of our home town Rochester Red Wings. Trolleys will meet diesel trains at Midway for the continuation of the ride to Industry. Enjoy a 2-mile round trip trolley excursion that connects to a diesel train, linking the New York Museum of Transportation (NYMT) 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. No reservations needed. Adults $10.00, Youth (3-17), Seniors (65+) $8.00

Visit RochesterTrainRides.com for details!


Join us for Subway Sunday on June 29

June 27th, 2014

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 Subway fleet currently in the collection of the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum. RGRTA will have their restored 1956 transit bus on display as well, where visitors can learn more about the past and future of Rochester’s mass transit.
Rochester Subway Car 60 at General Motors loop in 1956. NYMT photo

Enjoy a 2-mile round trip trolley ride connecting to a vintage diesel train, linking the New York Museum of Transportation (NYMT) with the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum’s country depot and railroad equipment collection. Ride the only combined trolley and train operation in New York State! Ticket includes admission to both museums. No reservations needed. Adults $10.00, Youth (3-17), Seniors (65+) $8.00. Visit RochesterTrainRides.com for details!


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Event Schedule

Rochester Train Rides

Visit Rochester Train Rides for our complete event listing and train ride schedule!

Book Sale and Annual Picnic

Saturday, August 16th, 2014


August Museum Meeting at Depot

Thursday, August 21st, 2014


September Museum Meeting

Thursday, September 18th, 2014


September Museum Meeting

Thursday, October 16th, 2014


Fall Foliage Trains on the LA&L

Saturday, October 18th, 2014


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New York Museum of Transportation
Our partner museum New York Museum of Transportation is open every Sunday year-round. Please visit their web site for detailed information.