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Special Trains to Mark Railroad’s 50th Anniversary

April 1, 2015

In honor of the 50th birthday of the Livonia, Avon & Lakeville Railroad, the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum will sponsor special excursion trains.

Two-hour train rides between Lakeville and Henrietta, N.Y., will operate on May 9, leaving Lakeville at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Tickets are $50 for adults and $25 for seniors and children. For more information, go to www.rgvrrm.org/lal50.

The trains will have 1940s era streamlined coaches pulled by LA&L diesels. The LA&L is known for its Alco locomotives.

The railroad was started after officials in Lovnia sought to save a spur to Avon that the Erie Lackawanna wanted to abandon.

The community raised $13,000 to buy the 13-mile line. The LA&L later grew to encompass 400 miles of track in western New York and northwestern Pennsylvania.

The railroad today operates in Livingston and Monroe Counties, south of Rochester. B&H Rail Corp. serves Steuben County, northwest of Corning.

The affiliated Western New York & Pennsylvania Railroad extends across southwestern New York and northwestern Pennsylvania from Hornell to Meadville and Oil City and north and south of Olean, N.Y.