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NRHS Railway Heritage Grant awarded to help replace roof


The Rochester Chapter NRHS is pleased to announce that it was a recipient of a 2002 Railway Heritage Grant from the National Railway Historical Society totaling $3000.00! This grant will be used to fund in part the complete replacement of the roof on the Industry depot which is the cornerstone of the Chapter’s Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum. The original slate roof has been failing, and while our museum volunteers have taken great pains to restore and maintain the roof, we have determined complete replacement to be the best option. The work will be undertaken by a professional contractor selected by the Chapter. The Rochester Chapter would like to thank the NRHS for their generosity and continued support! We would also encourage interested parties to contribute to the NRHS and its Railway Heritage Grant Program. Since 1991, the NRHS has awarded 76 grants totaling $190,880 to 46 NRHS Chapters and 30 to non-NRHS organizations.

Museum completes restoration of Caterpillar D7E bulldozer

The Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum is pleased to announce that is has completed the mechanical and cosmetic restoration of its Caterpillar D7E bulldozer. The photo at left shows where we started. The unit was purchased a few years back as military surplus with a bad engine. A new engine was acquired through the generosity of the International Operating Engineers Local 832 and was installed during the winter of 2001-2002. The unit is now running and has been repainted from military camouflage to its original Cat “Hi-way” Yellow.

Here are a series of photos of the cosmetic restoration work starting with the dozer leaving the shop under her own power with her new engine.   You will note the yellow diesel inside the camo dozer.

The former Army Caterpillar D7E is now fully restored and ready to go, seen here in front of the Museum’s Industry yard. Photos by Chris Hauf

Part of the team that did the mechanical and cosmetic restoration.  From left to right:
Joe Scanlon, Dan Waterstraat, Chris Hauf & Art Mummery