Rules Class and Safety Training Make-up Class

Rules Class and Safety Training

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Rochester Institute of Technology, Slaughter Hall (Bldg  78), Room 2170

This make up class is for any volunteers interested in volunteering around the museum or in train service. Safety training, rules class, air brake class are all included. Class starts at 9:00am sharp. Please bring a three-ring binder, a pen, and a notebook. Please RSVP if you plan on attending.

Two Great Fantrips

 May 9 - 50th Anniversary of the Livonia, Avon & Lakeville Railroad


The Livonia, Avon & Lakeville Railroad celebrates 50 years of serving western New York! Our special excursion trains will depart from the Conesus Lake Sportsmens Club in Lakeville, New York, on Saturday, May 9, at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. You will enjoy a special end-to-end ride over the LA&L Railroad from Lakeville all the way to Henrietta and return. Ride in comfort aboard our restored 1940s streamlined coaches, pulled by vintage Alco diesel locomotives provided by the LA&L Railroad. Our snack bar will provide chips, candy, drinks, and water for purchase, and all coaches are equipped with restrooms. The round-trip ride will last approximately two hours. ADVANCE RESERVATION REQUIRED. Purchase tickets at all Wegmans service counters.

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 June 6-7 - Fan Trip to Utica and Cooperstown


This June, the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum is sponsoring a special guided tour of historic rail operations in Utica and Cooperstown. The motorcoach tour will depart from Rochester on Saturday, June 6. Upon arrival at Utica, the tour group will enjoy a guided tour of the Utica Union Station presented by the Landmark Society. Following the tour, we will browse the Key, Lock & Lantern railroad antique show and sale. Our group will then board a special charter train operated by the Mohawk, Adirondack & Northern Railroad with equipment borrowed from the Adirondack Scenic Railway to the quaint village of Boonville and dinner at the Boonville Hotel. On Sunday, June 7, our motorcoach will transport our tour group to the Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley, where a special chartered train awaits us. We will visit with the volunteers of the C&CV to learn how they are preserving the heritage and history of this old Delaware & Hudson Railway branch line for future generations to enjoy. ADVANCE TICKET PURCHASE REQUIRED.

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Events in March

March Meeting


Thursday, March 19th, 2015

40 & 8 Club, 933 University Avenue,
Rochester, NY


Member Slide Night
March Museum Meeting, feature Member's Slide Night (no digital this time!). To sign up for a slot, please contact John Stewart. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Museum book store. Cash bar. Open to the public.


RGV Annual Banquet


Saturday, March 28th, 2015

River's Edge Party House, 21 Paul Road,
Rochester, NY


Guest Speaker: Don Brown
Please join us for our annual R&GV Railroad Museum Banquet at the River's Edge Party House, located at 31 Paul Road, Rochester, N.Y. Our guest speaker will be Don Brown, a seasoned railroad industry veteran who has enjoyed careers with Penn Central and Conrail as well as the management team that operated the Ontario Midland and Ontario Central railroads. Please join us as we look back upon a year of accomplishments for our organization as well as enjoy Don Brown's 'tales of the rails.' Doors open to a social hour with cash bar at 6:30 p.m. Buffet dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. Banquet Tickets are $30.00 each, and must be purchased in advance by mail. To reserve your seats, please send check or money order with your total order to: R&GV Banquet, P.O. Box 23326, Rochester NY 14692-3326. This event is open to the public. Please R.S.V.P. no later than March 21, 2015.