Setting up for the July meeting… In June, July, and August, the Rochester Chapter NRHS holds general membership meetings at its Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum. Less of a meeting and more of an operating session and open house, the R&GVRRM operates many of its pieces of equipment for the enjoyment of the meeting’s participants. Guests are always welcome to come out to see what we are all about. For July, operations included the museum’s two former U.S. Military locomotives, R&GV #1654 (GE 80-tonner) and U.S. Army #1843 (Fairbanks-Morse H12-44). More diesel operations are planned for the August meeting.

A little business… Usually kept to under ten minutes, Rochester Chapter NRHS President, Jeremy Tuke, holds a brief meeting in front of the former Erie Railroad Industry depot for a few announcements including the R&GVRRM’s upcoming special events like Diesel Days.

7/20/06 – Coupling up…
The museum’s F-M #1843 couples up to the museum’s restored Erie caboose #C254 which is stored on Track 6. The museum’s restoration building can been seen in the background. By later in 2006, the museum hopes to have the building tracks built and connected into Track 6.

Ready to go… USA 1843 is ready to depart north out of Track 6. The track on the right is the museum’s mainline heading to the museum’s Industry yard.

Southbound… Shoving south, #1843 and Erie C254 head to Industry yard to start the evening’s ride operations.

Up the line… Stopped to allow passengers to swap consists, #1654 with our restored Penn Central transfer caboose #18526 and #1843/Erie C254 wait to head south back to Industry depot.