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Rochester Subway Heritage Weekend

The Rochester Subway served our city for many years before it shut down on June 30, 1956. While the tunnels were once an artery of our community, they are now sealed off, leaving many with questions about its history. Built in the bed of the old Erie Canal stretching from Brighton through the city to Greece, the Rochester Subway opened for business in 1926. Thirty years later, the Subway was shut down facing the threat of highway construction. Shortly thereafter, Rochester Transit donated Car 60 to our museum. Not yet having a permanent home of our own, the historic trolley car was loaned out for exhibition. It was returned to us in 1998, in need of extensive restoration. Our volunteers are hard at work stabilizing and restoring this important historic artifact for future generations to enjoy.

Join us at the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum on June 17-18 as we celebrate heritage of the Rochester Subway system. See our progress to restore Rochester Subway Car No. 60, the sole survivor of the fleet. Regional Transit Service will also have their restored vintage 1956 GM transit bus on display throughout the weekend. Hop aboard and tour our museum grounds by train. The mile-and-a-half round trip train ride brings you to our restoration shop where visitors disembark to enjoy a self-guided tour of our transportation heritage.

Your visit this weekend will help support the continued restoration of Car 60. Tickets are $10.00 for adults and just $8.00 for youth/seniors. Trains depart every half hour from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. from our train station on Route 251 in the town of Rush. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Seats are limited so please purchase your advance tickets today at RochesterTrainRides.com, and check out our full schedule of events.