• 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

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  by Otto Vondrak
 
On Thursday, January 19, museum member Dale Hartnett will present, "The Railroad Comes to Geneseo" at our monthly meeting at the 40&8 Club on University Ave. in Rochester. Our meetings are open to all, you don't have to be a member to attend!

http://www.rgvrrm.org/events/#20120119

In other news, caboose LV 95100 has entered the restoration shop! Please consider donating towards the restoration of this historic caboose.

http://rgvrrm.blogspot.com/2012/01/lv-9 ... -shop.html

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R&GVRRM Trustee
  by BR&P
 
Otto, is the RGVRRM helping out the Big South Fork Scenic Railroad from Stearns KY on the restoration of their LV 95110, or is that a typo intending to be the museum's own LV 95100? :wink:
  by Otto Vondrak
 
BR&P wrote:Otto, is the RGVRRM helping out the Big South Fork Scenic Railroad from Stearns KY on the restoration of their LV 95110, or is that a typo intending to be the museum's own LV 95100? :wink:
A typo, thanks for pointing it out. And of course, I had to look up the 95110... Quite a different animal from our 95100! No porthole end windows on our cabosee... http://lbplatt.rrpicturearchives.net/sh ... id=1217872

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  by BR&P
 
Otto, that's because the two cabooses are farther apart than their numbers would suggest. The LV had several groups of these built over about 9 years, and the numbering was a bit strange. They began with 95050 and went up to 95103. From there they went 95001 to 95049, then took up with 95104 and went up from there. So the 95100 and the 95110 are actually somewhere about 59 apart, and came from different groups which helps explain the differences in the windows (among other things).
  by Otto Vondrak
 
Everyone is welcome to attend our next museum membership meeting! The program will be The Empire State Express with Chris Hauf, presented on Thursday, February 16th, 2012. We meet at the 40&8 Club, 933 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607. The museum store opens at 7:00pm, a brief business meeting takes place at 7:30pm, and the program begins around 8:15pm. This is a FREE event. Come one, come all, and learn about New York Central's Empire State Express! Our museum has saved several coaches and an RPO that were originally built in 1941 to re-equip and reintroduce the Empire State Express... http://rgvrrm.org/about/railroad/ese/index.htm

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  by Otto Vondrak
 
Slight program change, from presenter Chris Hauf: "One quick note, I will be changing up my program again. I am just not where I want to be to present on the ESE, and really want to take the time to get it right to do it as a future presentation. In its place, I will be doing a program on a trip I took in 2006 as part of the American Association of Private Rail Car Owners (AAPRCO) convention train with coverage from Albany through New England and ending at Steamtown in Scranton, PA. The program will have both still images and video. Plus I do plan to have a little bit on the ESE too with highlights of some of the restoration work we have done on our passenger cars."
  by Otto Vondrak
 
If you pick up the April edition of Railfan & Railroad, you'll see an article about our Lehigh Valley caboose. It is an interesting story about how the acquisition of equipment in 2012 is wrought with obstacles, both financial and physical. A lesson for anyone interested in preservation.

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  by Otto Vondrak
 
Opening Day at the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum is Sunday, May 20! Please join us!

http://rgvrrm.org/visit

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  by CRHauf
 
The Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum is please to announce our June general membership meeting on Thursday, June 21st. For the months of June, July, August & September, the meetings will be held at the R&GVRRM and will feature operations of the museums railroad collection on the museum's demonstration railroad. The meeting gets underway around 6:00PM with operations throughout the evening. A short business meeting may be held at some time during the evening. The museum's restoration shop will also be open to see all of the progress taking place.

Interested in learning more about how to become a member or how to volunteer at the R&GVRRM? This is the perfect night to come out and learn more about what we are about. Visitors are always welcome at our meetings.

More details available on our website or our Facebook page.

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  by Otto Vondrak
 
Saturday, July 21 - 4:00pm - 11:00pm

The New York Museum of Transportation recreates an evening at an old-time "trolley park," complete with refreshing ice cream and the happy sound of the calliope wafting across the beautiful Genesee Valley countryside. Our diesel trains with two cabooses will meet the trolley ride for the continuation to Industry Depot and the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum. No reservations required! Special Event admission applies: $8 Adults, $7 Seniors, $5 Children (3-15)

This is a special joint event sponsored by NYMT and R&GVRRM.

http://rgvrrm.org/visit
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  by Otto Vondrak
 
General Membership Meeting
Thursday, September 20th, 2012


Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum, 282 Rush-Scottsville Road (NYS Route 251), Rush, NY

Train rides - Visitors and prospective volunteers welcome!
The Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum will hold its general membership at the museum in Rush, NY. The meeting starts around 6PM and the program will feature operations of the museum's railroad equipment collection. There may be a brief business meeting at some time during the evening. Interested in learning more about volunteering for the R&GVRRM? Visitors are always welcome! You do not need to be a R&GVRRM member to attend, and this is a great way to learn a little about what we are all about. Members and visitors are also welcome to check out the progress on the various projects underway in the museum's restoration shop. Come meet us at Industry Depot, right off of Route 251 in Rush.

http://www.rgvrrm.org
  by Otto Vondrak
 
Come join us this Sunday for Fall Foliage by Trolley & Train! Enjoy the beauty of Autumn in western New York State from the window of an authentic 80-year-old electric trolley car. Board your trolley at the New York Museum of Transportation for the ride down to Midway Station. A diesel locomotive with two cabooses will meet the trolley each day for the continuation to the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum. Trolleys depart every half-hour starting at 11:30, and no reservations are required. One ticket gets you admission to both museums! $8 adults, $7 seniors, $5 children 3-15. All tours begin at NYMT, 6393 East River Road, in Rush, New York.

http://nymtmuseum.org/
http://rgvrrm.org/visit

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  by Otto Vondrak
 
Join us this Thursday, October 18 for our general membership meeting at the 40&8 Club, 933 University Avenue, Rochester, NY. After the brief business meeting, I will be presenting the evening program, "New York City and Beyond," featuring slide shows documenting current railroad action in the New York metro area, followed by trips to Minnesota, Iowa, Washington and Iowa. You don't have to be a member to attend!

http://rgvrrm.org/events/#20121018

Also, don't forget you have three more Sundays to enjoy Fall Foliage by Trolley & Train! All tours start at the New York Museum of Transportation on East River Road.

Also, this is the last week to purchase tickets for our special Rare-Mileage Excursion over the LA&L on October 27... All ticket orders must be in by October 19!

-otto vondrak
R&GVRRM Trustee
  by Otto Vondrak
 
Hello Everyone-

It was a gorgeous Sunday at the museum! Every trolley and caboose was packed! Glad to see so many people come out:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 5048890971

or https://www.facebook.com/rgvrrm

FRIDAY OPEN HOUSE AT INDUSTRY DEPOT - OCT. 26

We will be hosting an Open House at Industry Depot (located at 282 Rush-Scottsville Road in Rush, NY, where Route 251 crosses the LA&L tracks) this Friday, October 26, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Come down to Industry Depot this Friday evening and enjoy some hot apple cider in the agent's office! Tour our displays inside the depot and in the yard. We may also fire up a locomotive! Come on down...

-otto-
R&GVRRM Trustee
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