To get to the B&M yard, use the crossing just north of the station. You have to keep left (one-way traffic) past the Coolidge Hotel. Continue south. You will pass the Nutt St. crossing on your left. The street then parallels the yard, which you can pretty much see to the south end. By this time, you are on a dead end street. Turn around, head north and take the left up the hill. This road passes motels and businessess until it joins Route #5 at a set of traffic lights.
Turn right on Rt. 5 and head north. Get in the left lane and take the left onto Route #4 west. After a short distance, take another right. You will be at the top of a hill and you will be able to look down into the yard and there is a street that leads down into the yard to the Irving fuel distribution facility and the remains of the former CV engine house. I am not familiar with any current posting of No Trespassing, so be on the lookout for that.
The CV switcher power now usually ties up right across from the Amtrak station, as since the engine house fire, their yard office is located in the station building. You will also see the WACR loco and some passenger cars for the tourist train parked on the east side of the station. Also, if you wish, you can walk along the tracks across the Connecticut River to West Lebanon to check out the Claremont and Concord loco that is usually parked at the cement plant. There are not any
no trespassing signs to prohibit crossing the river and you often see locals using this route.
The GMRC will be running their "White River Flyer" tourist train between WRJ and Thetford Thursdays through Sundays starting July 2nd at 11:30 and 2:30. Amtrak southbound Vermonter arrives at 11AM, so it can be quite busy around the station at that time. The WACR freight job used to go on duty at 7:00AM M-F, head south to the B&M yard to get their cars and then head north. However, this may have changed, as I don't think they have been running every day due to the slowdown in the economy. Also, the tourist train only ran on weekends in the past using the freight locomotive. If they do run the freight job on Thursdays and Fridays starting July 2nd, they will need a second locomotive stationed at WRJ.