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Visit the only railroad museum where you can ride the exhibits! Enjoy a mile-and-a-half round trip through our museum grounds, and tour our collections and displays at both ends of the ride. Trains depart every half-hour from Industry Depot on Route 251 West. Purchase your tickets from our restored 1909 country train station, tour our museum grounds, and take a ride through history aboard our restored vintage trains. We will be open the following days in 2018:

March 31
May 19
June 16-17
July 21-22
August 18-19
August 25-26
September 16-17
October 13-14
October 20-21
October 27
December 1
December 8
December 15

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Tour our restored 1909 train station

Industry DepotUpon your arrival at the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum, you’ll feel like a traveler from the 1930s when you step into our restored 1909 Erie Railroad passenger station. Learn about the twenty trains a day that stopped at Industry Depot to take people to and from the city. Imagine how many travelers just like you began their journeys to Rochester and beyond from this very depot. Purchase your tickets from the friendly agent inside, and begin your fun train ride experience!

>> Visit our museum web site to learn more about Industry Depot.

An industry rich in local history

Tour our exhibitsThe nearby village of East Rochester was home to Despatch Shops, a freight car factory owned by Merchants Despatch Transport. This factory shaped our local economy and the lives of our community for more than seventy years. Tour a mid-century ice-cooled refrigerator car and learn how railroads were able to open up new markets nationwide for perishables like meat and produce. Enjoy the many displays installed inside our Lackawanna baggage car detailing how trains once carried milk, mail, and express packages.

The largest collection of historic trains

Tour the MuseumTour the largest collection of historic trains in New York State! Our diesel locomotives span more than 50 years of engineering technology, from Word War II era industrial switchers to rugged and rebuilt road engines. Wood and steel body cars make up our freight car collection, including refrigerator cars, tank cars, flatcars, open hoppers, and more. Our authentically restored cabooses are where freight train crews used to work, eat, and sleep on long journeys. See our vintage passenger cars that once carried travelers from coast to coast.

>> Visit our museum web site to learn more about our Railroad Collection.

Peek behind the scenes

WeldingIt’s not easy keeping our fleet of historic trains in good working order. The museum is staffed entirely by volunteers who dedicate their time and efforts so that we can preserve Rochester’s rich railroading heritage for future generations to enjoy. From repairs to rebuilds to restorations, we do it all inside our Restoration Building. Take a look around, watch our progress, talk to our volunteers, and find out how you can get involved!

>> Visit our museum web site to learn more about Volunteering.

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Upcoming Events

  1. May 19 – Rails & Ales Train Rides

    May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  2. June 16-17 Fathers Day Train Rides

    June 16 @ 10:00 am - June 17 @ 3:30 pm

Find Us

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.

Special Event ticket pricing may apply on certain days. See web site for details.
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.