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.
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Rochester Train Rides is a project of the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum located in Rush, New York, just 20 minutes south of downtown Rochester and an easy drive from anywhere in Western New York. The only museum where you can ride the exhibits! We offer fun and family-friendly vintage train rides that bring Rochester's rich railroading heritage to life. Our collection includes trains from the New York Central; Lehigh Valley Railroad; Erie Railroad; Baltimore & Ohio; Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh Railway; Pennsylvania Railroad; Rochester Subway, Kodak Park Railroad, Rochester Gas & Electric; and many more. All trains depart from Industry Depot which is easy to find off Route 251. We are not affiliated with the New York Museum of Transportation or the Trolley Museum of New York. We are not offering any trolley rides this year.