With a rather wet summer, both the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum and our sister operation the New York Museum of Transportation have been fighting back the weed population along our two-mile demonstration railroad. Here we see the weed spray “train” keeping up the good fight as it departs Industry yard on its return trip to the NYMT. Vegetation control is important to maintaining a trouble-free right of way.

The buffing out of LV211’s paint continued through July, and here we see the results shining in the summer sun. Even though the locomotive was repainted in 1990, the paint retains its original strength and lustre. An afternoon of buffing out the finish with automotive finish wax brings back the shine like it was painted yesterday.

With special event Caboose Day rapidly approaching, museum volunteer Dave Scheiderich power washes the museum’s Penn Central transfer caboose #18526. This caboose proves to be popular with our museum guests, as the large platforms allow a greater number of people to safely enjoy an open-air ride along our demonstration railroad.