Sunday, September 14, 2014

September Museum Meeting

Monthly museum meetings move back to the 40&8 Club located at 933 University Avenue in Rochester, New York. Doors open at 7:00, and the business meeting begins at 7:30. Following the meeting is our monthly entertainment program. Cash bar available. All are welcome to join us!

September 18: Member Duncan Richards presents “Orange and Black... and Blue, Yellow, Gray, and Green.” Duncan’s show will be a review of Genesee & Wyoming, Rochester & Southern, and Buffalo & Pittsburgh operations around New York State.

October 16: Program TBA

November 20: Members’ Slide Night and Elections. Limit to 40 slides or digital images per person. We will provide slide and digital projectors.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Fall Foliage Express returns on Oct. 18!

ALL ABOARD! The Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum will be operating a series of Fall Foliage Excursions with the cooperation of the Livonia, Avon & Lakeville Railroad between Lakeville and Industry, New York. Ride in the museum's reconditioned Budd streamlined coaches built in 1941 for the New York Central's Empire State Express hauled by Alco Century diesel locomotives provided by the LA&L. This is your opportunity to take a "rare mileage" trip over the rails of the freight-only LA&L.

Trains will depart from the Conesus Lake Sportsman's Club in Lakeville at 10:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm, and 4:00pm. Plenty of free parking. All trains run as round trip with no intermediate stops. Refreshments available at Lakeville and on board the train. Tickets available by pre-sale only from participating Wegmans service counters. Adults (18+) are $25.00 each, Seniors (65+) and Youth (Ages 3-17) are $20.00. Children 2 and under occupying a lap ride free.

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Tickets available by PRE-SALE ONLY
at participating Wegmans service counters

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Fun events in August

Museum Book Sale - Saturday, August 16

We’re clearing out hundreds of books, magazines, tapes, and DVDs from our library collection! Lanterns and other pieces of railroad hardware too! Help us find new homes for these treasures. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Industry Depot. All proceeds to benefit the re-establishment of our museum library in a permanent location. Dealer inquiries welcome.

Museum Picnic - Saturday, August 16

Join us for our Annual Museum Members’ Picnic! Enjoy hots, hamburgs, and cold pop. Bring your favorite dish or dessert to pass. $5.00 donation per person. Bring your friends, bring your family! Picnic from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. Train rides at 4:00pm. Please RSVP to Otto Vondrak.

Diesel Day - August 17

Railroads have been a vital part of our nation’s success for more than 150 years, thanks to continuous expansion and innovation. One of those innovations is the diesel locomotive, which has been the backbone of the industry since the 1940s. From the earliest switch engines to today’s high-horsepower thoroughbreds, the diesel locomotive has been essential to the growth of American railroads. These kings of the rails come in all sizes, and the collection of the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum gives visitors a close-up look. Learn what makes a diesel go, and how they are able to generate so much power. See several different types of diesel locomotives under power, and take a ride in a real caboose! Enjoy a 2-mile round trip trolley excursion that connects to a diesel train, linking the New York Museum of Transportation (NYMT) with the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum’s country depot and railroad equipment collection. Enjoy the only combined trolley and diesel operation in New York State! Ticket includes admission to both museums. No reservations needed. Adults $10.00, Youth (3-17), Seniors (65+) $8.00 – EXTENDED HOURS 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

Museum Meeting at Industry Depot - August 21

Please join us for our August museum meeting at Industry Depot, our third and final warm weather meeting of the season! We meet at 7:00 p.m., hold a brief business meeting, and then enjoy train rides on our museum railroad! This event is FREE, and is open to anyone interested in learning more about our museum activities.

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