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Our 2024 AAPRCO convention special train will depart from Albany, New York, under Amtrak power. For the next 100 miles, we journey through the scenic and historic Mohawk River Valley. This valley is the only waterway between Maine and Georgia passing entirely through the Appalachian mountain range at essentially sea level. It was, and is, the route for the eastern portion of the Erie Canal, completed in 1825.

Leaving the Mohawk Valley, our special travels through the upstate New York cities of Utica, with its restored granite and marble train station; Rome, the original home of Revere cookware; Oneida, original home of Oneida Silver; and Syracuse, meeting place of the tribes of the Iroquois Confederacy. At Solvay, just west of Syracuse, we drop Amtrak power and transfer onto the Finger Lakes Railway.

Mark your calendars for this enticing trip, and check back to our website for updates and more details about our convention special, off-train excursions, annual meeting, and keynote speakers.

Finger Lakes Railroad

Finger Lakes Waterfall

Downtown Canandaigua

2024 Convention and Special Train Schedule & Routing

June 11 - 15 | Canandaigua, New York


Tuesday, June 11th   
8:00 a.m.        Depart Albany-Rensselaer, NY, Amtrak Station
8:30 a.m.         Pass Schenectady, NY
9:45 a.m.         Pass Utica, NY
11:00 a.m.        Arrive Syracuse, NY

                        Interchange with Finger Lakes Railway
12:30 p.m.        Depart Syracuse, NY
4:30 p.m.         Arrive Geneva, NY
5:15 p.m.         Pass Shortsville, NY
6:00 p.m.        Arrive Canandaigua, NY
7:00 p.m.        Welcome Reception at Twisted Rail Brew Pub
                       Heavy hors d’oeuvres and drink ticket


Wednesday, June 12th

Parked in Canandaigua, NY


Thursday, June 13th

Parked in Canandaigua
12:00 p.m.       Luncheon Steamboat Cruise on Lady Canandaigua
6:00 p.m.        Car Party onboard Special Train
                       Heavy hors d’oeuvres and open bar

Friday, June 14th, 2024

8:00 a.m.        Depart Canandaigua
8:30 a.m.         Arrive Shortsville    
9:15 a.m.          Arrive Geneva


Saturday, June 15th, 2024
9:15 a.m.          Depart Geneva
12:15 p.m.        Arrive  Martisco                   
                       Station tour of Central Railway Historical Society
1:45 p.m.         Depart Martisco
2:00 p.m.        Arrive Syracuse

              Drop Finger Lakes power pick up Amtrak power

3:30 p.m.         Depart Syracuse as Amtrak special
6:30 p.m.         Arrive Albany-Rensselaer


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