Saturday, October 20, 2012

Rare-Mileage Trip Oct. 27 - SOLD OUT!!

THIS TRIP IS SOLD OUT!!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!


Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 27!
The Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum will be sponsoring a rare-mileage public fan trip and fundraiser over the Livonia, Avon & Lakeville Railroad. You won't want to miss this special trip, one of the first public passenger excursions operated end-to-end over the LA&L in recent memory!

The Route
Once operated as the Erie Railroad's Rochester Division, part of this route was sold to the new Livonia, Avon & Lakeville Railroad in 1964. In 1996, they expanded by acquiring the Avon-Genesee Junction portion, as well as the ex-Lehigh Valley Henrietta branch from Conrail. The railroad has enjoyed continued growth and success, making them one of the busiest short lines in the region! Thanks to the cooperation from the LA&L, we are able to make this special trip possible.

THIS TRIP IS SOLD OUT!!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!

The Equipment
Ride in comfort in our reconditioned ex-New York Central stainless steel Budd coaches, hauled by pristine Alco locomotives (to be determined) provided by the LA&L. The train will consist of coaches 2571 (the "Hamilton Fish," New York's 16th governor), 2566, and RPO/power car 5012 (the "Alonzo B. Cornell," New York's 27th governor). Our 1941-built coaches are equipped with working toilets, however due to their vintage construction, they are not wheelchair accessible (We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate folks who require some assistance with boarding. If you have questions about accessibility, please contact us). Please understand that we reserve the right to substitute equipment as dictated by the railroad.

THIS TRIP IS SOLD OUT!!
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The Ride
Parking and boarding will take place at the Conesus Lake Sportsmen's Club campus, located off of Stone Hill Road in Lakeville, New York. This special excursion will depart from Lakeville at 11:00 a.m. and run north to Mortimer Junction (just south of Jefferson Road in Henrietta). The crew will change ends, and the special train will run south and return to Lakeville in the afternoon. Planned photo run-bys will take advantage of the best sun angles possible at various locations along the railroad, with a tentative return time of 5:00 p.m. to Lakeville. A box lunch and a detailed route guide is included as part of the ticket price, and drinks and snacks will be available for purchase on board the train. We are also working on ideas for additional perks and premiums to offer our passengers, so please check back often!

THIS TRIP IS SOLD OUT!!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!


Additional Information
We are firming up the excursion schedule and other details with the railroad, and we will post that information as soon as we have it. For those of you traveling from out of town, you have many travel options. By Rail: Amtrak serves Rochester, New York (ROC) with several departures daily. The Amtrak station is approximately 30 miles from Lakeville. By Auto: Lakeville is located just south of Rochester. The I-90 Thruway is the main route through Rochester, and Lakeville is located just off the I-390 expressway. By Air: The Greater Rochester International Airport is served by many commercial carriers offering direct and connecting services from anywhere in the country. The airport is located approximately 28 miles from Lakeville. Lodging: There are many reasonably priced hotel chains located in the Rochester suburb of Henrietta, which is about 18 miles from Lakeville. You are responsible for your own transportation and lodging.

THIS TRIP IS SOLD OUT!!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!

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