Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum

Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum Located just 25 minutes south of Rochester, enjoy real train rides and museum tours select weekends from May through October.
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Located just 20 minutes south of Rochester, we offer fun train rides and special events May through October. Ride and tour the largest collection of historic trains in New York State! We welcome new volunteers to join us for work sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

So what if it gets dark early? Our volunteers never stop working. Want to join us?
11/27/2019

So what if it gets dark early? Our volunteers never stop working. Want to join us?

Volunteers got the rest of the Track 9 extension spiked up and gauged on Saturday afternoon.
11/24/2019

Volunteers got the rest of the Track 9 extension spiked up and gauged on Saturday afternoon.

Track 9 extension progress is made as the siding 9 extension is spiked to gauge all the way down this morning. Volunteer...
11/23/2019

Track 9 extension progress is made as the siding 9 extension is spiked to gauge all the way down this morning. Volunteers Adam Lloyd, Dave Scheiderich, Rand Warner and Jeremy Tuke spiked every 5th tie, now to finish the spiking, ballast, level and tamp. Please consider helping and get some “real railroad experience!”

Elections and Member Slide Night!
11/22/2019

Elections and Member Slide Night!

Volunteers Frank Gough and Otto Vondrak were busy decorating our Santa Train tonight! We can't wait to take you to the N...
11/21/2019

Volunteers Frank Gough and Otto Vondrak were busy decorating our Santa Train tonight! We can't wait to take you to the North Pole!

Preparing our streamlined coach for our Santa Trains!
11/19/2019

Preparing our streamlined coach for our Santa Trains!

Cold weather doesn't slow down our volunteers! Repairing our mini-excavator, working on Car 60 roof, and Lehigh Valley c...
11/19/2019

Cold weather doesn't slow down our volunteers! Repairing our mini-excavator, working on Car 60 roof, and Lehigh Valley caboose restoration.

11/18/2019

Enjoy this time-lapse video showing rail spiked in place on the Track 9 Extension.

West rail of the Track 9 Extension has been spiked in place by volunteer Adam Lloyd and his father Charles on Sunday, No...
11/18/2019

West rail of the Track 9 Extension has been spiked in place by volunteer Adam Lloyd and his father Charles on Sunday, November 17.

West rail of the Track 9 Extension has been spiked in place by volunteer Adam Lloyd and his father Charles.
11/17/2019

West rail of the Track 9 Extension has been spiked in place by volunteer Adam Lloyd and his father Charles.

Getting ready for Santa Trains at the end of this month! Putting one of our 1941 New York Central streamlined coaches in...
11/16/2019

Getting ready for Santa Trains at the end of this month! Putting one of our 1941 New York Central streamlined coaches into service for this special event.

Volunteer Otto Vondrak installed a new chandelier in the South Waiting Room inside the depot to throw a little more ligh...
11/16/2019

Volunteer Otto Vondrak installed a new chandelier in the South Waiting Room inside the depot to throw a little more light than the old single-bulb fixture it replaced.

Volunteers at work on LV 95100
11/16/2019

Volunteers at work on LV 95100

In a highly controversial move, New York state is removing 34 miles of track between Tupper Lake and Lake Placid to buil...
11/14/2019

In a highly controversial move, New York state is removing 34 miles of track between Tupper Lake and Lake Placid to build a recreational trail. In exchange, the railroad will be renovated to reopen tracks to Tupper Lake for regular excursion service by Adirondack Scenic Railroad

As New York unveils new #RailTrail plan for Adirondack corridor, state press release includes praise from past critic Bill Branson, chairman of Adirondack Railroad http://ow.ly/ZFhI30pT37E

John Kucko Digital captured this exciting view of a Norfolk Southern Corp train crossing Letchworth Gorge with the New Y...
11/13/2019

John Kucko Digital captured this exciting view of a Norfolk Southern Corp train crossing Letchworth Gorge with the New York Central tribute unit in the lead.

Polar Express Over the Genesee: On this frigid winter-like day in WNY, a Norfolk Southern westbound freight train crosses the Genesee River at Letchworth State Park early this morning. The New York Central Heritage Unit was on the point, one of just 20 NS Heritage Units from their entire fleet. These specially painted locomotives commemorate railroads of yesteryear—was happy to finally get this one. A few more to go! Thanks to @vertigodrones for the guidance in flying the Typhoon H Plus.

Ladder hoops welded in place on the northwest corner of the roof.
11/13/2019

Ladder hoops welded in place on the northwest corner of the roof.

First snowfall of the season!
11/12/2019

First snowfall of the season!

This photo was taken just a couple miles away in Scottsville. Photo by John Kucko Digital
11/12/2019

This photo was taken just a couple miles away in Scottsville. Photo by John Kucko Digital

Dashing Through The Snow: If you’re relatively new to my page, you’ll discover I enjoy capturing train shots—especially in the snow. Today was an excellent start to my seasonal “Polar Express” series with a few captures on the Rochester & Southern line in Scottsville, NY. Genesee & Wyoming Inc. started in this area in 1899 and has grown into a global railroad company, owning or leasing over 100 short line railroads in six different countries. They have some of the best trade dress around, love that color scheme!

Happy Veterans Day
11/11/2019

Happy Veterans Day

Progress! 35 feet of rail spiked down on Saturday. Jeremy Tuke photo
11/10/2019

Progress! 35 feet of rail spiked down on Saturday. Jeremy Tuke photo

Volunteer Dale Hartnett cleans roof supports on Car 60 in preparation for installation of new roof panels.
11/09/2019

Volunteer Dale Hartnett cleans roof supports on Car 60 in preparation for installation of new roof panels.

Volunteers working on our storage track extension today.
11/09/2019

Volunteers working on our storage track extension today.

Bill Marcotte assisted by Bernie Beikirch welding grab irons and welding hoops to our Lehigh Valley caboose.
11/09/2019

Bill Marcotte assisted by Bernie Beikirch welding grab irons and welding hoops to our Lehigh Valley caboose.

The Track 9 Extension behind the shop is ready to be plated and spiked by volunteers this weekend! Want to help? Message...
11/06/2019

The Track 9 Extension behind the shop is ready to be plated and spiked by volunteers this weekend! Want to help? Message us!

Photos from Saturday's work party.
11/04/2019

Photos from Saturday's work party.

After ties were dropped this morning, rail was put in place on the south extension of Track 9. Thanks to Genesee Valley ...
11/02/2019

After ties were dropped this morning, rail was put in place on the south extension of Track 9. Thanks to Genesee Valley Transportation for the donation of relay ties.

Thanks to all the volunteers who helped us get ready to bring over our coach for the Santa Train today!
11/02/2019

Thanks to all the volunteers who helped us get ready to bring over our coach for the Santa Train today!

Special night photo session inside Kodak Park to shoot one of their diesels as part of RIT's "Big Shot."
11/02/2019

Special night photo session inside Kodak Park to shoot one of their diesels as part of RIT's "Big Shot."

Visited the opening of the "Power to Move" exhibit at the Kodak Vistors Center, which includes rare images of the Kodak ...
11/02/2019

Visited the opening of the "Power to Move" exhibit at the Kodak Vistors Center, which includes rare images of the Kodak Park Railroad. The exhibition is free, located at the Kodak Center

Locomotive maintenance happens in all weather, all year round. Our volunteers work hard to maintain our fleet of vintage...
11/01/2019

Locomotive maintenance happens in all weather, all year round. Our volunteers work hard to maintain our fleet of vintage equipment to keep it in top operating condition. Volunteer Joe Nugent drains coolant from our Alco RS-1 locomotive to prevent freeze damage and prepare it for winter storage.

All Santa Train Rides to the North Pole have SOLD OUT! Thank you for your support!
10/30/2019

All Santa Train Rides to the North Pole have SOLD OUT! Thank you for your support!

The bench in the southeast corner of Lehigh Valley caboose 95100 has been installed. Also, closet hinges and other hardw...
10/30/2019

The bench in the southeast corner of Lehigh Valley caboose 95100 has been installed. Also, closet hinges and other hardware have been cleaned and prepped for reinstallation as well.

10/29/2019
Niagara Railway Museum Inc.

Railway preservation is hard volunteer work, harder when you suffer setbacks like these. Our hearts go out to our friends at the Niagara Railway Museum Inc. in Fort Erie, Ontario.

What was supposed to be a day of good news for the Museum, but has turned to one of anger and frustration. I give up!! After putting 22 years of my life into the Niagara Railway Museum project, I give up!! The thieves and criminals win. Another attack on the museum, more theft of tools and items necessary for our operation. We are now out thousands in stolen tools and other items. Our cameras were either destroyed or stolen and some of our wiring was cut, but apparently not stolen. So why cut it if you're just going to leave it there. Leave us the hell alone!!

Thank you to everyone who made our regular Museum operating season a huge success! Don't forget to reserve your tickets ...
10/27/2019

Thank you to everyone who made our regular Museum operating season a huge success! Don't forget to reserve your tickets for our Santa Train to the North Pole!

AGE 4 AND UNDER RIDE FREE! All aboard for REAL Pumpkin Patch Train Rides departing every 30 minutes from 10am to 3pm. Re...
10/27/2019

AGE 4 AND UNDER RIDE FREE! All aboard for REAL Pumpkin Patch Train Rides departing every 30 minutes from 10am to 3pm. Reserve your tickets at www.RochesterTrainRides.com

AGE 4 AND UNDER RIDE FREE! All aboard for REAL Pumpkin Patch Train Rides departing every 30 minutes from 10am to 3pm. Re...
10/27/2019

AGE 4 AND UNDER RIDE FREE! All aboard for REAL Pumpkin Patch Train Rides departing every 30 minutes from 10am to 3pm. Reserve your tickets at www.RochesterTrainRides.com

AGE 4 AND UNDER RIDE FREE! All aboard for REAL Pumpkin Patch Train Rides this Saturday and Sunday departing every 30 min...
10/26/2019

AGE 4 AND UNDER RIDE FREE! All aboard for REAL Pumpkin Patch Train Rides this Saturday and Sunday departing every 30 minutes from 10am to 3pm. Reserve your tickets at www.RochesterTrainRides.com

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282 Rush Scottsville Rd
Rush, NY
14543

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(585) 533-1431

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