Real Steam Train Rides | Kids Out and About Rochester

Real Steam Train Rides

*The event has already taken place on this date: Sun, 08/25/2019
Take a trip back in time aboard a real working steam locomotive! For two weekends only, enjoy fun train rides, live music, museum exhibits, refreshments, and more. Age 4 and under ride free! Advance ticket purchase required. The Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum is located on Route 251 in Rush, easy to find from Exit 11 off I-390.

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!

*Times, dates, and prices of any activity posted to our calendars are subject to change. Please be sure to click through directly to the organization’s website to verify.


Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum
282 Rush Scottsville Road
Rush, NY, 14543
United States


Contact name: 
Otto Vondrak
The event has already taken place on this date: 
10:00am to 3:00pm
Adults $22.00, Youth/Seniors (65+) $15, Age 4 and Under Ride FREE


All Ages