The Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum will be holding its last annual operating rules and air brake/train handling classes for this year on Sunday, May 3, 2009 in room A-400 of the RIT Wallace Library (Building 5). The Operating Rules class will be held from 9AM to 11:30AM, and the air brake/train handling class will be held from 12:00PM to 2:00PM. For each type of class (Operating Rules or Air Brake), you only need to attend one classroom session. You’re certainly welcome to attend all the classes if you like, but once you’ve passed a particular class, you don’t need to attend that same class again. So if you’re planning to be involved in operations in any capacity this year, you only need to attend one Operating Rules class and pass the required exams. If you’d like to become a Conductor and/or Engineer, you must also attend one Air Brake class. All volunteers who plan to participate in train operations at the museum must pass the operating rules class. Engineers, Fireman, and Conductors must also pass the air brake/train handling class. Please bring a pen, paper, and your current rulebook or a three ring binder with rings no smaller than 1″ to hold the rule books and bulletins that you will receive. If you have the current rule book, please bring your copy, but rule books will be available if you don’t. Class sizes will be limited, so if you plan to attend, please RSVP to opsdept at or 716-474-2833 as soon as possible. The best option for parking is in U Lot, located on the south side of the campus near the Library. RIT campus maps are available at