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.

Thanks to everyone who came out today!
05/18/2019

Thanks to everyone who came out today!

RAILS & ALES
05/18/2019

RAILS & ALES

Beautiful day for a train ride!
05/18/2019

Beautiful day for a train ride!

RAILS & ALES
05/18/2019

RAILS & ALES

Enjoy a fun day out with friends at our Vintage Rails Wine Tasting on Sunday, May 19! Enjoy fun train rides and complime...
05/17/2019

Enjoy a fun day out with friends at our Vintage Rails Wine Tasting on Sunday, May 19! Enjoy fun train rides and complimentary samples from great local wineries and craft beverages! Visit www.RochesterTrainRides.com for details

Meeting night at the depot, cookout in the Restoration Shop...
05/17/2019

Meeting night at the depot, cookout in the Restoration Shop...

Installation of the new rubber membrane roof has begun on Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh caboose 280! http://www.rgvrrm...
05/14/2019

Installation of the new rubber membrane roof has begun on Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh caboose 280! http://www.rgvrrm.org/donate/

Roof repairs continue on NYC 19877, including addition of a skylight. Just kidding, the cupola roof is being replaced. h...
05/14/2019

Roof repairs continue on NYC 19877, including addition of a skylight. Just kidding, the cupola roof is being replaced. http://www.rgvrrm.org/donate/

ALL ABOARD FOR VINTAGE RAILS! Enjoy fun train rides, tour the largest collection of trains in New York State, and sample...
05/14/2019

ALL ABOARD FOR VINTAGE RAILS! Enjoy fun train rides, tour the largest collection of trains in New York State, and sample great local wine and craft beverages on Sunday, May 19! Purchase tickets now at www.RochesterTrainRides.com

Our long-time member, supporter, and friend David Mitchell has passed away. He was an enthusiastic supporter of our orga...
05/13/2019
David Bryce Mitchell

Our long-time member, supporter, and friend David Mitchell has passed away. He was an enthusiastic supporter of our organization, and made many valuable contributions to the local hobby community. His friendship will be missed.

WEBSTER, N.Y. — David Bryce Mitchell, 80, of Webster, N.Y., passed away on April 25, 2019.

ALL ABOARD! Enjoy fun train rides and complimentary samples from great local wineries! Reserve your tickets now for our ...
05/10/2019

ALL ABOARD! Enjoy fun train rides and complimentary samples from great local wineries! Reserve your tickets now for our May 19 Vintage Rails Wine Tasting 9 at www.RochesterTrainRides.com

The old rolled roofing has been stripped off. Some minor repairs will be needed before the new roof is installed.
05/07/2019

The old rolled roofing has been stripped off. Some minor repairs will be needed before the new roof is installed.

Our New York Central caboose is in the shop so the old roof can be stripped off, and a new membrane roof installed.
05/07/2019

Our New York Central caboose is in the shop so the old roof can be stripped off, and a new membrane roof installed.

Our New York Central caboose 19877 was moved into the restoration shop so our volunteers can prepare for the installatio...
04/29/2019

Our New York Central caboose 19877 was moved into the restoration shop so our volunteers can prepare for the installation of a new membrane roof. Want to get involved? http://www.rgvrrm.org/volunteer/

Collaborative meeting with regional railroad museums from Syracuse, Buffalo, Salamanca, and beyond! Attendees included N...
04/28/2019

Collaborative meeting with regional railroad museums from Syracuse, Buffalo, Salamanca, and beyond! Attendees included New York Museum of Transportation (NYMT), Salamanca Rail Museum, Medina Railroad Museum, WESTERN NEW YORK RAILWAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Niagara Frontier Chapter - National Railway Historical Society, Central New York Chapter NRHS, Friends of the Railroad, Victor NY, Lehigh Valley Railroad Historical Society, and the Pittsburg, Shawmut & Northern Historical Society.

Enjoy local craft beverages, fun train rides, refreshments, and more on May 18 and 19! Reserve your tickets now at www.R...
04/26/2019

Enjoy local craft beverages, fun train rides, refreshments, and more on May 18 and 19! Reserve your tickets now at www.RochesterTrainRides.com

Switching and rearranging our museum collection. Photo by Joe Nugent
04/22/2019

Switching and rearranging our museum collection. Photo by Joe Nugent

So much fun at Easter Bunny Train Rides today!
04/20/2019

So much fun at Easter Bunny Train Rides today!

All aboard for Easter Bunny Train Rides!
04/20/2019

All aboard for Easter Bunny Train Rides!

All aboard for Easter Bunny Train Rides!
04/20/2019

All aboard for Easter Bunny Train Rides!

Easter Bunny Train Rides are SOLD OUT! Thank you all for your support! Please follow Rochester Train Rides and visit www...
04/19/2019

Easter Bunny Train Rides are SOLD OUT! Thank you all for your support! Please follow Rochester Train Rides and visit www.RochesterTrainRides.com to see our full schedule of events throughout the season!

Thank you to Steve Boerner for his excellent show! He has researched the Erie Canal around Adam's Basin, including the R...
04/19/2019

Thank you to Steve Boerner for his excellent show! He has researched the Erie Canal around Adam's Basin, including the Rochester, Lockport & Buffalo interurban! His virtual models are outstanding!

Bernie Biekirch showed a few creative photos of his restored Lehigh Valley caboose in Victor, using scale props and forc...
04/19/2019

Bernie Biekirch showed a few creative photos of his restored Lehigh Valley caboose in Victor, using scale props and forced perspective to create interesting vintage scenes.

Meeting night, featuring trolley and interurban memorabilia!
04/19/2019

Meeting night, featuring trolley and interurban memorabilia!

Graphic designer Steve Boerner has spent the past few years researching the area around Adam’s Basin in order to recre...
04/18/2019

Graphic designer Steve Boerner has spent the past few years researching the area around Adam’s Basin in order to recreate a full-color computer generated three-dimensional illustration as it was in the 1920s, including the Erie Canal lift bridge and Rochester, Lockport & Buffalo interurban line. Steve will share his extensive research with us, as well as the process used to create these virtual models. Join us TONIGHT for this FREE event! http://www.rgvrrm.org/april-18-recreating-adams-basin-by-steve-boerner/

OUR TRAINS RUN RAIN OR SHINE! Don't worry about the weather, we've got you covered! Hop on board, ride the train to the ...
04/17/2019

OUR TRAINS RUN RAIN OR SHINE! Don't worry about the weather, we've got you covered! Hop on board, ride the train to the egg hunt, enjoy some cider and cookies, and visit the friendly animals in the petting zoo! Only a few tickets left for 2:00 and 2:30 trains... Visit www.RochesterTrainRides.com for details.

OUR TRAINS RUN RAIN OR SHINE! Don't worry about the weather, we've got you covered! Hop on board, ride the train to the egg hunt, enjoy some cider and cookies, and visit the friendly animals in the petting zoo! Only a few tickets left for 2:00 and 2:30 trains...

HOP TO IT: Our Easter Bunny Train Rides are nearly sold out! Hop on over to www.RochesterTrainRides.com to reserve your ...
04/15/2019

HOP TO IT: Our Easter Bunny Train Rides are nearly sold out! Hop on over to www.RochesterTrainRides.com to reserve your tickets today! Bookmark and follow Rochester Train Rides for all the latest information about our fun events year-round!

HOP ON BOARD! Morning departures are sold out, but tickets still remain for afternoon trains... Don't get left at the station, reserve your tickets now at www.RochesterTrainRides.com!

Thanks to all the volunteers who came out to help today!
04/13/2019

Thanks to all the volunteers who came out to help today!

Two volunteer crews today switching the upper and lower yards, getting ready for visitors next week!
04/13/2019

Two volunteer crews today switching the upper and lower yards, getting ready for visitors next week!

Hands-on Training Day for volunteers
04/13/2019

Hands-on Training Day for volunteers

Hands-on Training Day for volunteers!
04/13/2019

Hands-on Training Day for volunteers!

A beautiful day for training and switching!
04/13/2019

A beautiful day for training and switching!

HOP ON BOARD our Easter Bunny Train Rides! Our morning trains have sold out, but plenty of seats available from 11:30am ...
04/08/2019

HOP ON BOARD our Easter Bunny Train Rides! Our morning trains have sold out, but plenty of seats available from 11:30am through 3:00pm! Purchase tickets now at www.RochesterTrainRides.com

Our volunteers have completed the installation of the bumper on Track 6. This is where some of our long-term projects ar...
04/06/2019

Our volunteers have completed the installation of the bumper on Track 6. This is where some of our long-term projects are stored, not open to the public at this time.

Field Day clean-up at the museum continues. Our volunteers are getting the museum ready for visitors in a couple weeks, ...
04/06/2019

Field Day clean-up at the museum continues. Our volunteers are getting the museum ready for visitors in a couple weeks, won't you join us?

Restoration of Lehigh Valley caboose 95100
04/06/2019

Restoration of Lehigh Valley caboose 95100

Project manager Joel Shaw has another cab window ready to install in BNY No. 12.
04/06/2019

Project manager Joel Shaw has another cab window ready to install in BNY No. 12.

Field Day at the museum! Our volunteers are busy cleaning and getting the museum ready for visitors in a couple weeks......
04/06/2019

Field Day at the museum! Our volunteers are busy cleaning and getting the museum ready for visitors in a couple weeks... Can you help us?

Our volunteers are hard at work this morning... installing a new bumper on the end of Track no. 6.
04/06/2019

Our volunteers are hard at work this morning... installing a new bumper on the end of Track no. 6.

All aboard for Easter Bunny Train Rides on April 20! Morning departures are filling up, but plenty of tickets left for t...
04/04/2019

All aboard for Easter Bunny Train Rides on April 20! Morning departures are filling up, but plenty of tickets left for the afternoon! Reserve your tickets today at www.RochesterTrainRides.com

And Now for Something Completely Different... A few of our museum volunteers are in Poland right now operating steam loc...
04/03/2019

And Now for Something Completely Different... A few of our museum volunteers are in Poland right now operating steam locomotives in regular service as part of a program called "The Wolsztyn Experience." The PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe SA (Polish State Railways) keeps a small fleet of steam locomotives that are used in regular service commuter trains. This program allows you to become a "student fireman" or "student engineer" to learn how to run these engines! Sadly, a combination of government cutbacks and steam crews retiring means this is the last year for The Wolsztyn Experience. http://www.thewolsztynexperience.org/

Our volunteers enjoyed the evening run of the daily Livonia, Avon & Lakeville road freight past our historic depot at su...
04/03/2019

Our volunteers enjoyed the evening run of the daily Livonia, Avon & Lakeville road freight past our historic depot at sunset.

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282 Rush Scottsville Rd
Rush, NY
14543

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(585) 533-1431

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