• Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum Discussion

  • Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New York State.
Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New York State.

Moderator: Otto Vondrak

  by Otto Vondrak
umtrr-author wrote:Sorry I didn't get to the book sale... hope it went well...

Was there any impact from the Air Show being the same weekend? I could see the most likely scenario being "no impact at all."
Diesel Day was very successful, with the expected higher than average attendance, there was almost no impact from the air show or other activities. Please, the weather was very cooperative!

  by Otto Vondrak
Fall Foliage Express story from Trains Magazine:

http://trn.trains.com/Railroad%20News/N ... tober.aspx" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Buy your tickets today and help support our museum! http://www.rgvrrm.org/fallfoliage" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

  by Otto Vondrak
Please join us for our annual R&GV Railroad Museum Banquet on Saturday, March 28, 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. 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. by March 21, 2015.

-otto vondrak
r&gvrrm trustee
  by Otto Vondrak
February 2015 newsletter has been posted: http://rgvrrm.org/media/semaphore/RGVRR ... 201502.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

  by Otto Vondrak
Don't miss our Annual Banquet! This event is open to the public, and you won't want to miss guest speaker Don Brown tell us about his career on the Ontario Central Railroad... Please order tickets by March 21.

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  by Otto Vondrak
Saturday, May 9 - LA&L 50th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL - 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 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. Your special train ride will last approximately two hours for the entire round trip.

A last-minute cancellation has opened up a block of 50 tickets for the 10:00am trip. The 2:00pm train is SOLD OUT!

Details: http://www.rgvrrm.org/LAL50/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
  by Otto Vondrak
ALL TRAINS for May 9 have SOLD OUT!

Still one or two spots left for the Night Photo Session in Lakeville... http://www.rgvrrm.org/LL50" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
  by BR&P
Congrats Otto! That has to feel good to you guys. Oh, for the old days when you could just toss a couple gons on the rear and keep right on selling tickets! :wink:
  by Otto Vondrak

Our monthly membership meetings move to Industry Depot for the warm summer months! Our next meeting will be Thursday, May 21, at 7:00pm. Following the meeting we will be offering train rides on our museum railroad. We will also be giving tours of the Upper Yard and our Restoration Shop. These event are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Bring a friend!

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  by Otto Vondrak
July 18 and 19 - Classic Cars and Train Rides

Enjoy our exhibit of classic cars and our train rides which take you on a mile-and-a-half tour through our museum grounds. Tour displays and exhibits at both ends, see many parts of our collection which have never been on public display. If you haven't been out in a while, you'll notice many changes. Trains depart every half-hour from Industry Depot, located on Route 251 West in Rush. Tickets are $10.00 each for adults, $8.00 each for youth/seniors.

Details at http://rochestertrainrides.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
  by Otto Vondrak
Kodak/RG&E Weekend - September 19-20

See how railroads and our local industries were tied together for generations. Both Rochester Gas & Electric and Eastman Kodak depended on the railroad to produce goods and service the community. They also operated their own railroad services, owning a fleet of freight cars and locomotives to perform work at their sprawling facilities. We will showcase our RG&E and Kodak equipment during this special weekend event!

Tickets: Adults $10, Youth (5-17) and Seniors (65+) $8.00. All past and present employees of Kodak and RG&E get $1.00 off admission ticket!
Purchase tickets upon arrival. No reservation required, seats available first come, first served.

http://www.RochesterTrainRides.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

  by Otto Vondrak
Pumpkin Patch Train Rides - October 17-18

Enjoy a ride through our rural museum grounds, located in the scenic heart of the Genesee Valley! Every child will visit our Pumpkin Patch to choose a small baby pumpkin to take home to decorate. Enjoy our friendly petting zoo after your ride! Leave room for lunch from Z Best Hots of Pittsford. Your fun and exciting train ride experience starts just 20 minutes south of Rochester! Enter our historic Industry depot and purchase your ticket from the friendly agent inside. Tour our displays while you wait to board your train. You will be welcomed aboard by friendly volunteers as you enjoy your ride aboard restored freight train cabooses. Disembark at our Restoration Shop to tour the largest collection of historic trains in New York State. Peek behind the scenes to see how we preserve Rochester’s rich railroading history for future generations to enjoy. Your return trip arrives at Industry depot, where you will have time to enjoy our displays and museum grounds.

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-otto vondrak
  by Otto Vondrak
Our volunteers have recently restored and placed back into service New York Central caboose No. 19877 after an absence of more than 10 years. You can ride this caboose as part of an expanded three-care train hauled by our Fairbanks Morse diesel this weekend. Train rides Saturday and Sunday, from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Visit http://www.RochesterTrainRides.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; for details.
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  by Dick H
Otto: Any chance you could post a "before" restoration photo of the caboose,
or a link to same? Great job. Thanks.
  by BR&P
NYC had thousands of cabooses like that. Many survive as static displays, but to the best of my knowledge this is the ONLY one still rolling. And it used to work in Rochester, so there truly is a local connection. Good job, guys!
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