Local Rail Museum Will Have Themed Train Rides Every Month


Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum Kicks Off 2023 Season

Just 20 minutes south of downtown Rochester, RGVRM offers visitors one-of-a-kind train rides aboard restored vintage trains from April to December. The Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum (RGVRM) is kicked off its 2023 season this past April 8. The next train ride will be held on Mother’s Day, May 13.

Located at the historic Industry Depot, RGVRM was established in 1971 to educate the public on the technology, history, and impact of the railroad industry in Rochester through the preservation, restoration, and operation of authentic railroad equipment. The museum now welcomes thousands of guests every year to tour the largest collection of historic trains in New York State, explore indoor and outdoor exhibits, and enjoy a mile-and-a-half round-trip ride on a vintage diesel train that connects the two parts of the museum.

2023 Train Ride Schedule

May 13: Mother’s Day Train Rides
May 20: Rales & Ales Train Rides
June 3: Trains & Trolleys at Twilight
June 10: June Train Rides
June 17: Father’s Day Train Rides
June 24: June Train Rides
July 8: July Train Rides
July 8: Trains & Trolleys at Twilight
July 15: Princess & Superhero Train Rides
July 22: July Train Rides
August 5: Trains & Trolleys at Twilight
August 12: August Train Rides
August 19: Classic Car Show & Train Rides
August 26: August Train Rides
September 9-10 & 16-17: Real Steam Train Rides
September 23: Rails & Ales Train Rides
October 14-15 & 21-22: Pumpkin Patch Train Rides
October 28-29: Halloween Pumpkin Patch Train Rides
December 8-9 & 15-16: Santa Train Rides

Train ride tickets can be purchased online at https://rochestertrainrides.com/events/. Excitement is already building for the 2023 season, with the Easter Bunny Train Rides selling out in record time. RGVRM added six additional dates in 2023 to meet the demand they experienced last year.


Located at the historic Industry Depot on Route 251 in Rush, NY the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum was established in 1971. Over the last fifty years, museum volunteers have preserved more than 40 pieces of historic railroad equipment and built their own demonstration railroad to bring Rochester’s rich railroading heritage to life. Each year, thousands of guests climb aboard for a mile-and-a-half round-trip train ride connecting two ends of the museum. Visitors tour indoor and outdoor exhibits related to the history and technology of the railroad industry in Rochester and enjoy a peek behind the scenes inside the museum’s Restoration Shop. For more information, visit www.rochestertrainrides.com.

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