Special Santa Trains this December!

ALL ABOARDEnjoy our vintage train rides, just 20 minutes south of Rochester!

Take a ride back to another time and create special memories with your family this holiday season! Join the New York Museum of Transportation and the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum for special Christmas events weekends in December!

On December 6-7 and 20-21, we invite you to ride our special Santa Trains to the “North Pole” where you will disembark to meet Santa and enjoy a cup of delicious hot chocolate. After your visit with Santa, the train will be ready to whisk you back home. A diesel train pulling authentically restored cabooses will depart from Industry on December 6 and 20, while our vintage electric trolley will depart from NYMT on December 20 and 21. Trains will depart on the hour at 5:00, 6:00, 7:00, and 8:00, and tickets must be purchased in advance at www.rgvrrm.org/santa. Tickets are $15.00 each for ages 3 and above, and must be purchased in advance.

On December 13-14, we invite you to ride the Holly Trolley! Take a delightfully spirited run through the beautiful winter countryside aboard our vintage electric trolley. Trolleys depart on the half hour between 11:30 and 4:30, with no reservation required. Tickets are $10.00 for adults, $8.00 for seniors (65+) and youth (3-17). All trolleys depart from NYMT located at 6393 East River Road, West Henrietta, NY.

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Visitors board a trolley at NYMT

About Our Museums

Diesel Train with Cabooses

A diesel-powered train departs R&GV’s Industry Depot

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Upcoming Events

  1. Dec. 20 Santa Train – SOLD OUT

    December 20 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. Dec. 21 Santa Trolley – SOLD OUT

    December 21 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Find Us

Unless otherwise directed, all tours begin at the New York Museum of Transportation, 6393 East River Road, West Henrietta, NY. We are only a few miles from Exit 11 on I-390, and just 20 minutes from downtown Rochester.

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May 11 - October 26, 2014
Sundays 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.*

*Hours may be extended for special events. See Events for details. It is suggested you arrive by 3:00 p.m. to see and do everything at our museums.

(585) 533-1113


Your ticket is good for two train rides and admission to both the New York Museum of Transportation and the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum .

  • $10.00 Adults
  • $8.00 Seniors (65+)
  • $8.00 Youth (3 to 17)
The Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum can trace its routes back to 1937 as the Rochester Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society. Since our museum was established in 1971, we have preserved more than 40 pieces of historic railroad equipment along with our 1909 Erie Railroad passenger station to bring Rochester's rich railroading heritage to life.
Established in 1973, the New York Museum of Transportation houses eleven full size trolley cars, a caboose, a steam locomotive, antique highway and horse-drawn vehicles, a huge model railroad display, and the various associated smaller items that illuminate Rochester's transportation history.