Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum Discussion

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Re: Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum Discussion

Postby Otto Vondrak » Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:29 pm

Diesel Days Celebrates 75 Years of Diesel Locomotive Technology September 16-17

Powerful diesel locomotives are the backbone of the modern railroad industry. From humble yard switchers to high-horsepower road engines these locomotives have ruled the rails since their widespread introduction in the 1940s. Don’t miss your opportunity to climb aboard these kings of the rails during Diesel Days at the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum, September 16-17.

Diesel locomotives are a common sight today, but railroads were initially skeptical of the new technology when it was introduced in the 1920s. While railroads were comfortable with the proven success of steam locomotion, diesels became more popular in the years following World War II. Improved designs saved money and cut down on expenses, becoming the logical choice for any railroad looking to expand and stay competitive. By the end of the 1950s, steam was vanquished and diesel was here to stay. Today these high-tech engines pull massive amounts of freight from coast to coast as an important part of growing our nation’s economy.

Our museum is home to several examples of restored vintage diesel locomotives that you can see, hear, and ride. Your mile-and-a-half round trip train ride disembarks at the museum’s restoration shop. Enjoy a self-guided tour of our unique exhibits as you visit New York State’s largest collection of historic trains. Take a tour of the engineer’s cab and discover what it takes to make these massive machines move. Upgrade your ticket to a cab pass and ride up front with the engineer!

Tickets are $10.00 for adults, $8.00 for youth/seniors, and children under four ride for free! Refreshments are available for purchase. Trains depart every half hour from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. from our train station on Route 251 in the town of Rush. The Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum is celebrating its 80th anniversary with a series of special events this year. Seats are limited so purchase your advance tickets today at, and check out our full schedule of events. All aboard!

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