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 floor from the east wall over to Track 7.

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To
accomplish this work, we need to raise about another $15,000. We only
have a few more weeks of good weather for this project, so will you
please consider donating today and we can finish off what will be about
65% of the Shop floor space? This will give us the the opportunity over
the winter to get the Shop set back up again, so we are ready to roll
come spring.  You can make your tax-deductible donation on our web site or by mail. Thank you very much to all of the past and future supporters of our Museum!

The Semaphore

The October edition of The Semaphore, our official monthly newsletter, is available for download:

http://rgvrrm.org/old-site/media/semaphore/RGVRRM_Semaphore_201410.pdf

Thursday, Oct. 16 – Monthly Meeting
40&8 Club, 933 University Ave., Rochester NY
Featured program will be Jim Otto and Ken Freeman presenting “The Hojack in Hilton.”

Saturday, Oct. 18 – Fall Foliage Express
We will be operating our Fall Foliage Express departing Lakeville, New York. This train is completely sold out. We are also looking for volunteers to hang around Industry Depot as we will be having an open house for out of town visitors.

Sunday, Oct. 19 – Sunday Museum Operations
Depot
Guides and volunteers needed to help with our regular Sunday
operations. Last weekend we had four hundred visitors. The week before
that it was three hundred. We really need your help!

Saturday, Oct. 25 – Pumpkin Patch Limited and Halloween Express

Looking for a fun Halloween event that is “not too scary” for your youngest trick-or-treaters? Visit the New York Museum of Transportation
for fun trolley rides on Saturday, October 25! We offer a choice of
four trolley departures throughout the early afternoon and evening.
Enjoy the brisk fall season and have some Halloween fun! Put on your
favorite Halloween costime and make sure you bring bags for trick or
treating! Visit our web site for details and tickets.