Our next train rides are DIESEL DAYS – August 15 and 16. Enjoy multiple vintage diesels in operation while you tour the largest collection of historic trains in New York State! Trains depart every 30 minutes from Industry Depot, located at 282 Rush Scottsville Road, Rush NY 14543. We’re just 20 minutes from downtown Rochester, easy to find from Exit 11 off I-390 in the Town of Rush off Route 251 West. Your ticket is good for museum admission and a round-trip train ride. Please allow up to an hour for the train ride and museum tour together. See our full schedule of events for details.
Step inside our restored 1909 passenger station and purchase your ticket from our friendly agent. Tour our museum grounds while you wait for your train. Friendly crew members will welcome you aboard our authentically restored freight train cabooses. Take a leisurely ride through the woods to our Upper Yard, where you will enjoy touring the many historic trains we have on display. Take a peek inside our restoration shop and see volunteers hard at work preserving Rochester’s rich railroading heritage. Plan your visit today!
Journey back to a time when the train was the only way to travel. At one time, five different railroad companies served Rochester directly, along with a number of trolley and electric railway lines. Our museum is home to more than forty different examples of diesel and steam locomotives, passenger and freight cars, cabooses, work equipment, and many hundreds of tools, artifacts and more. We have the largest collection of historic trains and operating vintage diesel locomotives in New York State!
A visit to the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum is a wonderful way to spend a day with your family. What other museum lets you climb aboard and ride the exhibits? Enjoy a fun train ride aboard a real caboose. Our museum grounds are home to a number of historic vintage railroad cars on display. You’ll see that freight and passenger trains come in all different shapes and sizes. After your train ride, there’s time to roam our grounds and enjoy the sights and sounds of railroading. Pack a picnic and make a day of it! We’re glad you came to visit us. ALL ABOARD!