A few weeks back, our Motive Power Superintendent, Joe Nugent, came upon a set of prints taken during the inspection of our ex-Rochester Gas & Electric GE 45-tonner #1941 at RG&E BeeBee Station in downtown Rochester across from the world headquarters of Eastman Kodak Company. It was nice to be able to look back at the engine and the place where it served just before its donation to the R&GVRRM in September 1991.
RG&E #1941 is in the R&GVRRM’s restoration shop getting the last touches on a multi-year mechanical and cosmetic restoration. The museum plans to finish the last of the metal work this winter and finish paint the engine in the Spring of 2010 to have the engine ready for our 2010 operating season. The cosmetic restoration on the engine is in part supported by grants from the Amherst Railway Society, but we would welcome your donation to help us further offset the cost of restoring this piece of Rochester’s railroad history.