Vermont Rail System (VTR, GMRC, WACR, CLP, NYOG)

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Re: Vermont Rail System (VTR, GMRC, WACR, CLP, NYOG)

Post by NHV 669 » Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:47 pm

They were loaded onto the cars by Valley Crane on 6/26.
Casey

NHVT 669 sits at the south end of the "Pompy" line in White River Jct., VT on 4/29/1993. Photo by Richard Roberg.

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Re: Vermont Rail System (VTR, GMRC, WACR, CLP, NYOG)

Post by highrail » Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:58 pm

Nice article in the September Yankee Magazine on Vermont Rail ops...following crews from Bellows Falls to Rutland and Burlington. Good pics, nicely done

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Re: Vermont Rail System (VTR, GMRC, WACR, CLP, NYOG)

Post by Fritz » Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:00 pm

Hello,
The Northeast Kingdom Chamber of Commerce will be running train rides out of St. Johnsbury as part of the Colors of the Kingdom Festival next Saturday, 14 September 2019. As it currently stands, our consist will likely consist of GMTX GP38-2 2215 on the north end, seven cars from the "Green Fleet", and GMRC RS-1 405 on the south end (and she looks really nice after a lot of shop work and painting). The rides will follow the old CP Lyndonville Subdivision south along the Passumpsic and Connecticut Rivers through the villages of Passumpsic, East Barnet, Barnet, McIndoe's Falls, Bell, and East Ryegate. For those not familiar with this route, this is a beautiful section of track along the namesake rivers of the Connecticut & Passumpsic Rivers Railroad. Trains will depart the St. Johnsbury Welcome Center (the old Canadian Pacific railroad station) at 0930, 1130, 1330, and 1530, and rides will last approximately one and a half hours. Tickets cost $14 for adults and $7 for children (12 years and younger) and can be purchased ahead of time at the Catamount Arts website (www.catamountarts.org) or in the old ticket office on the day of the festival. Even if only following trackside, please consider purchasing a ticket to support the operation of these trains.
Have a great day,
Fritz

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Re: Vermont Rail System (VTR, GMRC, WACR, CLP, NYOG)

Post by NHV 669 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:36 pm

A truck from Burrell Roofing managed to hit the granite job just above downtown Barre. Both units (804 & 207) were disabled, although it appears 207 got the worst of it, suffering a ruptured fuel tank.

https://www.wcax.com/content/news/Train ... 351.html
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NHVT 669 sits at the south end of the "Pompy" line in White River Jct., VT on 4/29/1993. Photo by Richard Roberg.

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