Caboose Day briefing… Before the engines were started and Caboose Day at the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum got underway, a job briefing was held with all train and museum volunteers to get everyone on the same page. These briefings insure a safe and efficient operation.
Heading out… The museum’s GE 80-tonner #1654 passes the B&O position light at Switch 6 as it heads north to the passenger transfer point to start Caboose Day 2006. If you missed Caboose Day, you will have another chance at Diesel Days in August.
60 years young… Behind R&GV #1654 is Erie caboose #C254. Built in May 1946, Erie C254 just turned 60 years old and continues in revenue service for the R&GVRR Museum.
Second section… Two trains were operated for Caboose Day. Here we see Eastman Kodak Company GE 80-tonner #6 passing the former Erie Railroad signal on the museum’s demonstration railroad as it heads toward the Caboose Day passenger transfer point.
Back to Industry with passengers… Erie C254 enters Industry yard with its first load of passengers during Caboose Day.
Unloading passengers… Museum volunteer Dave Peet helps some of the passengers off of Erie C254 so they can start their tour of the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum.