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June 17-18 Subway Heritage Weekend

Rochester Subway Car 60

Rochester Subway Car 60Celebrate the heritage of the Rochester Subway, which opened in 1926 and shut down on June 30, 1956. See our progress to restore Rochester Subway Car 60, the sole survivor of the fleet.

Regional Transit Service will have their restored vintage 1956 GM transit bus on display throughout the weekend as we celebrate the 61th anniversary of the donation of Rochester Subway Car 60 to our museum.

Eventbrite - June 17-18 Rochester Subway Heritage Weekend

Regional Transit Vintage Bus

Your fun and exciting train ride experience starts just 20 minutes south of Rochester! Enter our historic Industry depot and purchase your ticket from the friendly agent inside. Tour our displays while you wait to board your train. You will be welcomed by friendly volunteers as you enjoy your ride aboard restored freight train cabooses.

Disembark at our Restoration Shop to tour our collection of historic railroad equipment. Peek behind the scenes to see how we preserve Rochester’s rich railroading history for future generations to enjoy. Your return trip arrives at Industry depot, where you will have time to enjoy our displays and museum grounds.

Eventbrite - June 17-18 Rochester Subway Heritage Weekend

Rochester Train Rides

Industry Depot finish painting starts

After many hours of hard work of scraping, sanding, and priming, the finish painting on the south end of our ex-Erie Railroad Industry, NY depot started in earnest on Saturday, August 14.   With a crew of 6+ volunteers, the work progressed well throughout the day.  

The crew is well into the repainting just after lunch.   This is looking north at the south end of the depot.  NYS Route 251 is in the foreground.   The tracks to the left are of the Livonia, Avon & Lakeville Railroad and the tracks to the right are the museum’s Industry yard.
Photo by: C.R. Hauf  8.13.2011

There is still much more to do including completing the work on the south end and starting the prep work on the north end, but here are some images from our R&GVRRM Flickr site of the work in progress and the results from day one of the repainting.

And as always, we welcome new hands to come out and help us on projects like this.   Click here for more information on volunteering.