The Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum’s Restoration Building north yard can be seen with all of the museum’s ex-New York Central Budd built ‘Empire State Express’ cars. This yard was built through the museum’s “Building Tracks to the Future” capital fundraising campaign in May of 2007. It has given the museum a place to relocate its cars to. In 2008, the museum will be expanding the restoration building’s south yard to better house all of the museum’s railroad collections.
A panoramic view… The restoration building and the cars can be seen in this stitched panoramic image.
A different view… Here the museum’s cars are seen on this day after Christmas. This view is looking north.
A wider view… Here we see the cars again looking south at the Restoration Building. The museum plans to further excavate the hill on the left hand side to give additional area to the east and northeast of the restoration building.
Out to the main… Looking north, the yard throat can be seen leading to the R&GVRRM’s museum mainline.
At track level… At track level, the all stainless steel Empire State Express cars can be seen on this sunny day after Christmas.
RPO in the yard… Here we see where NYC 5021 landed after being delivered. This is one of two Railway Post Office cars the museum owns. The R&GVRRM also rosters a PRR BM70nb railway post office car. Sadly both cars had their RPO interiors removed prior to coming to the R&GVRRM.
The south side… A view of the south side of the museum’s restoration shop. With tracks already coming out of the large door on the left hand side, tracks will be extended out of the right hand side large door in 2008. The shop is 60′ by 140′ long.