Real Steam Train Rides
Two weekends only! August 17-18 and 24-25! Age 4 and under ride free!
This summer the hills will once again echo with steam whistles when the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum hosts real steam train rides on August 17-18 and 24-25. The museum will host Viscose Co. No. 6, a vintage steam locomotive that once operated for the American Viscose Co. in Roanoke, Virginia. If you’ve heard of Thomas the Tank Engine™, this is his real life cousin!
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. Tour our museum exhibits and enjoy our large collection of historic trains. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Our museum gift shop is stocked with many railroad souvenirs for train buffs of all ages. Train rides depart every 45 minutes. ALL ABOARD!