October Update

Much progress has been made in the Restoration Shop this summer, as our inspection pit nears completion! Currently we have approximately $10,000 left for this much needed project. With the floor space all cleared out, and the concrete pouring season nearing it's end, we are working in earnest to reconnect Track 9 back to the building, as well as complete the concrete floor from the east wall over to Track 7.

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To accomplish this work, we need to raise about another $15,000. We only have a few more weeks of good weather for this project, so will you please consider donating today and we can finish off what will be about 65% of the Shop floor space? This will give us the the opportunity over the winter to get the Shop set back up again, so we are ready to roll come spring.  You can make your tax-deductible donation on our web site or by mail. Thank you very much to all of the past and future supporters of our Museum!

The Semaphore
The October edition of The Semaphore, our official monthly newsletter, is available for download:


Thursday, Oct. 16 - Monthly Meeting
40&8 Club, 933 University Ave., Rochester NY
Featured program will be Jim Otto and Ken Freeman presenting "The Hojack in Hilton."

Saturday, Oct. 18 - Fall Foliage Express
We will be operating our Fall Foliage Express departing Lakeville, New York. This train is completely sold out. We are also looking for volunteers to hang around Industry Depot as we will be having an open house for out of town visitors.

Sunday, Oct. 19 - Sunday Museum Operations
Depot Guides and volunteers needed to help with our regular Sunday operations. Last weekend we had four hundred visitors. The week before that it was three hundred. We really need your help!

Saturday, Oct. 25 - Pumpkin Patch Limited and Halloween Express
Looking for a fun Halloween event that is "not too scary" for your youngest trick-or-treaters? Visit the New York Museum of Transportation for fun trolley rides on Saturday, October 25! We offer a choice of four trolley departures throughout the early afternoon and evening. Enjoy the brisk fall season and have some Halloween fun! Put on your favorite Halloween costime and make sure you bring bags for trick or treating! Visit our web site for details and tickets.

Museum Meeting September 18

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!

Thu., 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.

Thu., October 16: Program TBA

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

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.

Visit www.rgvrrm.org/fallfoliage for details
Tickets available by PRE-SALE ONLY
at participating Wegmans service counters