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Originally built in 1916 for Utica Railways, Rochester Subway Car 60 ran in the Rochester Subway from 1938 until the end of service in 1956. As the sole survivor of the Subway fleet, our goal is to complete a cosmetic restoration so that visitors can once again enjoy and learn from this important artifact of local history. The car requires significant repair of its original 1916 sheet metal components. A new letterboard was fabricated and professionally installed in 2016, and side body panels were repaired in 2018. This year, we are raising $3,000 to replace the roof panels, which are a major structural component of the car.

January 2020 Update

Sponsor a Roof Panel for Just $160!

We will be working with Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 46 and their apprentice program to install the roof panels this winter. The steel has been ordered and will be cut and rolled in December 2019, with installation to take place in the weeks to follow. To date we have raised $2,500 toward our $3,000 goal. You can sponsor a panel for just $160, though a donation in any amount will help move this important restoration project forward.

Rochester Subway

New roof installation taking place in January 2020, thanks to the assistance of SMART Sheet Metal Workers Local 46 and your generous donations!

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The Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum is a 501c3 non-profit educational organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

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