Diesel Days a success! The 9th annual edition of Diesel Days was a real success with nice weather, nearly 600 visitors over two days, and operations of several locomotives from the collection of the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum including the first public demonstrations of #1, the restored Plymouth Model BL gas mechanical locomotive. This engine was also the subject of the R&GVRRM’s traditional yellow train crew t-shirts.
Diesel Days is all about volunteers! The success of Diesel Days is all about the volunteers of the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum and its partner museum, the New York Museum of Transportation. Here we see the volunteers undergoing their morning safety briefing held every morning of Diesel Days to make sure everyone knows what they are doing, everyone is on the same page, and everyone know SAFETY FIRST! Thanks to everyone for their help! View more photos from Diesel Days 2007.
Departing… R&GV #1654 departs with Penn Central transfer caboose #18526 full of Diesel Days passengers. View more photos from Diesel Days 2007.
On display… Operating for the public passing by on the Diesel Days trains, Plymouth BL #1 operates along Track 6 pushing a small side dump car which is part of the R&GVRRM maintenance of way (“MOW”) collection.
Lineside nostalgia… To add a little nostalgic flavor to the trip along the R&GVRRM’s demonstration railroad, the museum has placed a set of replica Burma Shave signs with the the slogan, “Drive with care. Be alive when you arrive. Burma Shave.”