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Aug. 26-27 – Steam Trains Return to Rochester

August 26 @ 10:00 am - August 27 @ 5:00 pm

Viscose 6

Eventbrite - Steam Trains Return to Rochester

If you’ve heard of Thomas the Tank Engineā„¢, this is his real life cousin! For the first time since 1955, the hills will once again echo with steam whistles when the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum hosts real steam train rides on August 19-20 and 26-27. The museum will host Viscose Co. No. 6, a vintage steam locomotive that once operated for the American Viscose Co. in Roanoke, Virginia.

Viscose No. 6
Enjoy a ride in our new open-air touring car so you can experience all the sights and sounds of the steam locomotive as it works hard to pull against the steep grades. Seats are also available inside our caboose if you prefer a quieter ride. Thanks to the cooperation of the neighboring New York Museum of Transportation, visitors will be able to enjoy an extended two-mile round trip through our bucolic museum grounds.

Live entertainment will be provided by banjo player Mike Kornrich. Visitors will also enjoy a live blacksmithing demonstration while they tour our museum exhibits and our large collection of historic trains. Refreshments will be available for purchase, including a full grill menu. Our museum gift shop is stocked with many railroad souvenirs for any train buff.

Adults $20.00 ea.
Youth (5-17)/Seniors (65+): $15.00 ea.

Age 4 and under ride free, no ticket required.

Eventbrite - Steam Trains Return to Rochester



August 26 @ 10:00 am
August 27 @ 5:00 pm
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Industry Depot
282 Rush-Scottsville Road
Rush, NY 14546 United States
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Industry Depot is located at 282 Rush Scottsville Road, Rush NY, 14543. We are easy to find from Exit 11 on I-390, and just 20 minutes from downtown Rochester on Route 251 West!

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Your ticket includes a train ride and admission to our museum grounds and exhibits. Ages 4 and under ride free, no ticket required.

  • $12.00 Adults
  • $10.00 Youth (5-17)
  • $10.00 Seniors (65+)
  • $10.00 Military (with ID)

  • Special Event ticket pricing may apply on certain days. See web site for details.
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    The Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum can trace its roots 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.