Welcome to New York State’s only operating railroad museum!
The Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum has been preserving the railroad history of Western New York since 1971, but our roots go back to the founding of the Rochester Chapter NRHS in 1937. Rochester was once a busy railroad hub served by the New York Central, Pennsylvania Railroad, Lehigh Valley, Erie, and Baltimore & Ohio.
A Unique Dual-Museum Experience
Your tour begins at the New York Museum of Transportation, where you will board an electric trolley for the ride down to Midway. Transfer to our connection to complete your journey to our museum. The highlight of our collection is our fleet of rare vintage diesel locomotives from General Electric, Alco, and Fairbanks-Morse. Certain weekends feature open-air rides behind our restored Fairmont “speeders.” Our restored country depot is located along the busy shortline Livonia, Avon & Lakeville, formerly part of the Erie Railroad’s Rochester Branch. Enjoy the exhibits located inside the equipment parked outside our Industry Depot.
Minutes from downtown Rochester
Make a visit to our museum part of your next swing through the Rochester area. We’re only minutes away from the Thruway and I-390 as well as many hotels, restaurants and shopping. Check our calendar of special events featuring train and trolley operations throughout the season. Plan your visit today!