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Looking for a great day out with friends? All aboard for Rails & Ales! The craft beer movement is sweeping the nation, with the Rochester area home to scores of new breweries and distilleries. Enjoy tastings from local breweries on Saturday, May 19, from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Enjoy train rides that tour our museum grounds and visit New York’s largest collection of historic trains. Refreshments available for purchase. Free soft drinks for Designated Drivers.


Rails & Ales 2018

Thanks to our participating brewers, including OSB Ciderworks, 810 Mead Works, West Shore Brewing Company, Blue Toad Hard Cider, Swiftwater Brewing Company, Roc Brewing Company, Iron Tug Brewing, K2 Brothers Brewing, Rootstock Ciderworks, Triphammer Bierwerks, and our sponsors City Newspaper, Upstate New York Homebrewers Association, and the Rochester Beer Blog.

Your next railroad adventure starts just 20 minutes south of Rochester! You will be greeted by our friendly volunteers while you board your train and tour many of our unique exhibits. Ride the train between tasting stations as often as you like.  Refreshments will be available for purchase, including a full grill menu. Our museum gift shop is stocked with many railroad souvenirs for any train buff. ADVANCE TICKET PURCHASE REQUIRED.

Trains depart every half hour from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. from our train station on Route 251 in the Town of Rush. Advance ticket purchase is required.

Tasting Ticket: $20.00 each
Designated Driver: $15.00 each