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July 29-30 Steam, Diesel, and Electric Tour of Scranton

July 29 @ 6:00 am - July 30 @ 8:00 pm

$300.00
Scranton Steam Train

Steam, diesel, and electric trains are the highlight of a special weekend excursion to Scranton, Pa., on July 29-30. Travel with the members of the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum by deluxe motorcoach to ride historic trains on the Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad, Steamtown National Historic Site, and Electric City Trolley Museum. Visitors will enjoy a private excursion on the Delaware-Lackawanna from Scranton to Delaware Water Gap and return on Saturday. The special excursion will be powered by vintage Alco diesels and ticket upgrades will be available to ride in the railroad’s 1936 luxury executive observation car. On Sunday, a chartered trolley will take visitors from the Electric City Trolley Museum on a five-mile run through the historic Crown Avenue Tunnel to the baseball stadium in Wilkes-Barre. Upon return to Scranton, we will tour Steamtown NHS and take a short steam train ride around the yards and museum facility. Tickets for this trip are $300.00 each ($275.00 for RGVRRM members), and does not include food or lodging.

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Scranton Private Excursion

Saturday, July 29

Our deluxe motorcoach will depart from the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum at 6:00 a.m. We will disembark at the Radission Lackawanna Hotel (the former Delaware, Lackawanna & Western station) for our private excursion on the Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad. Powered by Alco Century-series diesels, the train will consist of one ex-NJDOT “Comet” commuter coach, and Erie Lackawana business car No. 2. A limited number of ticket upgrades for $75.00 each are available to ride in EL 2 (UPDATE: This upgrade option has SOLD OUT). Our train will depart at 10:00 a.m. and proceed to Gouldsboro station for a photo run-by. The next stop will be East Stroudsburg at 12:30 to tour the restored interlocking tower and stop for lunch (on your own). The train will continue to the end of the line at Slateford Jct., where the diesels will be runaround to the other end of the train with a 5:30 scheduled arrival at Scranton for dinner.

Scranton Trolley Museum

Sunday, July 30

Following breakfast at the hotel, our group will spend the day touring Steamtown NHS and the Electric City Trolley Museum. A private chartered trolley has been reserved for us to depart Scranton at 12:00 p.m. for a spirited five-mile run along the former Laurel Line interurban route to Wilke-Barre, Pa. Admission to Steamtown NHS includes a self-guided tour of the exhibits and displays as well as a short steam train ride around the yards using Baldwin 0-6-0 No. 26.

Our tour bus will depart Scranton at 5:00 p.m., with a scheduled dinner stop at Binghamton around 6:00 p.m. Our expected return to Rochester is at 10:00 p.m. Tickets for this trip are $300.00 each ($275.00 for RGVRRM members), and does not include food or lodging.

Lodging

You must make your own arrangements for lodging. The museum has reserved a block of rooms at the Comfort Inn & Suites in Moosic, Pa. You must call (570) 347-1551 and ask for the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum block of rooms for Saturday, July 29. Your choice of rooms will be either a room with two double beds or a room with a king size bed. Ask for a guaranteed late arrival. Remember, the block of rooms is only available until July 8. The price will be $70 plus tax for a total of $79.10.

Meals

You are responsible for your own meals throughout the weekend. Free breakfast is provided at the hotel on Sunday, July 30.

Supporters and Partners

The Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum would like to thank the following organizations and individuals for their support of this special trip:

Eventbrite - July 29-30 Scranton Steam, Diesel, and Electric Train Tour

Details

Start:
July 29 @ 6:00 am
End:
July 30 @ 8:00 pm
Cost:
$300.00
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Venue

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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Admission

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

  • $10.00 Adults
  • $8.00 Youth (5-17)
  • $8.00 Seniors (65+)
  • $8.00 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.