Inside the building… Inside the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum’s Restoration Building, we find Plymouth BL #1 with its replica front grill installed. Its replica side frames were off of the engine to allow them to have their steel skins installed.

From F-M to GE… With the passenger cars delivered, the museum shutdown its Fairbanks-Morse H21-44 for the winter. In its shop space, former Eastman Kodak Company GE 80-tonner #6 was brought into the shop for air brake and other work over the winter. The #1 still looks small next to the #6.

Another GE… Another GE “tonner” was also continuing to receive attention inside the museum’s restoration shop. Here we see #1941 which has received a successful prime mover rebuild along with other cosmetic and mechanical repairs and improvements. The locomotive’s cosmetic restoration will be completed in 2008 thanks in part to a grant from the Amherst Railway Society. The R&GVRRM has also started a Locomotive Preservation Fund to help finance some improvements to the museum’s motive power collection. The first will be new starting batteries for Lehigh Valley #211. Would you consider a donation today?