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Mar. 21 – Kodak Park Railroad by Mike Byrne

Kodak Park Railroad

Kodak Park Railroad

Join us on March 21 for our monthly meeting at the 40&8 Club, 933 University Ave., Rochester, N.Y. Free parking in Greek Orthodox Church parking lot next door. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., meeting starts at 7:30. Brief business meeting followed by entertainment program. Cash bar available. Browse the Museum Bookstore before the meeting.

Member Mike Byrne will present the history of Kodak Park Railroad operations in the 1970s and 1980s. This intra-plant railroad served the sprawling Kodak Park manufacturing facility for a hundred years until declining business forced the operation to be contracted out in 2007.

Bring your Kodak memorabilia for display! This event is FREE and open to the public.

March 21, 2019
933 University Ave., Rochester, NY
Doors Open at 7:00 p.m.

Ride behind a real steam train on August 26-27

Steam Train

Steam Train

You’ve heard of Thomas the Tank Engine™, here’s his real-life cousin! For the first time since 1955, the hills will once again echo with steam whistles when the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum hosts real steam train rides on August 19-20 and 26-27. The museum will host Viscose Co. No. 6, a vintage steam locomotive that once operated for the American Viscose Co. in Roanoke, Virginia.
Eventbrite - Aug. 26-27 Steam Trains Return to Rochester
Open Air Car

Enjoy a ride in our new open-air touring car so you can experience all the sights and sounds of the steam locomotive as it works hard to pull against the steep grades. Seats are also available inside our caboose if you prefer a quieter ride. Thanks to the cooperation of the neighboring New York Museum of Transportation, visitors will be able to enjoy an extended two-mile round trip through our bucolic museum grounds.

Live entertainment will be provided by banjo player Mike Kornrich. Visitors will also enjoy a live blacksmithing demonstration while they tour our museum exhibits and our large collection of historic trains. 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. Take a ride through history… ALL ABOARD!

Eventbrite - Aug. 26-27 Steam Trains Return to Rochester

ADULTS: $20.00 ea.
YOUTH (5-17)/SENIORS (65+): $15.00 ea.

Age 4 and under ride free, no ticket required.