Saturday, April 12, 2014

Join us for a special fantrip to the Arcade & Attica on June 7!

 Our private motorcoach departs from R&GVRRM's Industry Depot on June 7 at 10:00 a.m. At Arcade, we will ride in a reserved coach behind steam on the Arcade & Attica Railroad. Bring your own lunch, or charbroiled hot dogs and cold pop can be purchased extra during the stop at Curriers station. Upon our return to Arcade, we'll get a special behind the scenes shop tour following the train ride. We once again board our private motorcoach and travel to the Lumberyard Restaurant in Perry to enjoy a special prime rib dinner. Our private motorcoach will return us to Industry at about 7:00 p.m.

All-Inclusive Tickets are $75.00 per person, and can be purchased instantly through PayPal by following this link. You can also purchase tickets by mail payable by check or money order to R&GV RAILROAD MUSEUM, P.O. Box 23326, Rochester, NY 14692-3326. We cannot accept ticket orders after May 8, so please reserve your spot early!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

April Meeting - "Newfoundland Railway, 1969"

 On Thursday, April 17, 2014, NYMT’s Jim Dierks will present, “Newfoundland Railroads in 1969.” Jim took a ride on the narrow gauge coach-and-sleeper (and two dining cars) “Newfie Bullet”(the nickname for the Newfoundland Railway’s Caribou passenger train) across Newfoundland in 1969, as it was due to be discontinued that June. Jim’s slide show covers the trip from Montreal, to Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, across Newfoundland, and back via Quebec’s GaspĂ© Peninsula. The show also includes a cab ride on the passenger train as well as a caboose ride on a freight train, several car ferries, and more.

We meet at the 40 & 8 Club located at 933 University Avenue, Rochester, NY. The museum store opens at 7:00pm, a brief business meeting takes place at 7:30pm, and the program begins around 8:15pm. Cash bar available. Our meetings are FREE to attend and open to everyone, so please bring a friend and join the fun!

Monday, March 24, 2014

March Update

This past weekend saw a flurry of activity inside our Restoration Shop as we clear out space to make way for new concrete floor construction. The additional floor space will make it easier for our volunteers to work inside the shop, and it will also help us keep things a little cleaner by eliminating the exposed dirt floor. Part of this take involves temporarily removing part of Track 9. Joe Nugent, Dave Scheiderich, and museum manager Mark Wilczek helped work on this task through the weekend. We are looking to start pouring the floor in April. Your donations will help us offset the cost to "Pour the Floor!" See more photos on our Facebook fan page.

2014 Rules Class

If you are interested in helping operate our trains, track cars, or trolleys this season, then you must attend our 2014 Book of Rules Class being held Saturday, March 29, at RIT. Brakemen, conductors, engineers, and motormen are all required to attend, whether you are just starting out or are a seasoned veteran. Hands-on training will be scheduled to follow. Please contact Rich Fischpera if you plan on attending the rules class.

2014 Depot Guides Training

We rely on our Depot Guides to greet our visitors and show them around our museum grounds. We are always in need of friendly people to help make our museum experience a memorable one. To get ready for the coming season, we will be holding a refresher session at Industry Depot on Sunday, April 27, at 1:00 p.m. The session will explain how to sign in, open the depot and display cars, and how to close up at the end of the day. We really need your help to make this season a success! Please contact Otto Vondrak if you plan on attending.

Opening Day is May 11 - National Train Day Weekend

We will be opening a week earlier than usual to coincide with Amtrak's National Train Day celebrations nationwide. Look for our full event schedule information to be posted soon!