RUSH — Rochester and Genesee Valley Railroad Museum hosted Railroad Day on Father’s Day.
The railroad museum welcomed visitors to tour the museum, and participate in interactive activity including an authentic trolley ride.
“We do Railroad Days every year and we concentrate on railroad history and preservation,” said Jim Dierks, Trustee for The Rochester and Genesee Valley Railroad Museum.
The 1927 trolley, which beats the standard of really old, carried passengers from the New York Museum of Transportation to Midway Station where the passengers then boarded a diesel train which brought them to The Rochester and Genesee Railroad Museum. .
Operation Lifesaver encourages the importance of safety around railroads.
“We give away brochures and goodies and try to make the point that trains are dangerous,” said Dierks.
Visitors were guided around the museum and were taught about the history of the railroad. Visitors were encouraged to wander on their own and experience the old era of railroads.
“Ultimately we hope people appreciate what railroads do today, its an industry that started 200 years ago and is still thriving,” said Dierks.
The Rochester and Genesee Valley Railroad Museum is open every Sunday from May 19 until November 3. Their next event will be Baseball Day on June 30th.
For more information please visit, www.rgvrrm.com.