Thanks to the RIT Model Railroad Club, and specifically project leader, volunteer Joe Werner, the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum was the recipient of some very nicely decorated step boxes that were painted and lettered to match some of the museum’s equipment. Building on a concept that museum volunteer Chris Hauf started with the building and painting of matching step boxes for ALCO RS-1 EK#9, Joe ran with the idea and improved on it.

Working with Otto Vondrak, the two volunteers created a workable prototype step box. With sponsorship from the club along with some painting and lettering assistance from Chris Huaf, the step boxes were debuted during the Diesel Days weekend. The step boxes help our guests make an easier entrance to and exit from our historic railroad equipment, especially in uneven areas beyond our depot yard. Take a look! Kudos to Joe and his helpers for their generous donation!

Lehigh Valley #211 was the third piece to receive a matching set of painted and lettered step boxes.

The C254 with the new step boxes ready and waiting for passengers.