Lamoille Valley thread

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Re: Lamoille Valley thread

Post by MikeVT » Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:32 pm

The bridge is being replaced. Should be ready for the rail trail by July. Depot is still there used by the city some. Soon you can bike from St J to Walden along the LVRT. Next phase is Swanton to Sheldon (so I've heard).

No its not rail but at least the ROW is being preserved and used.

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Re: Lamoille Valley thread

Post by thebigham » Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:38 am

The bridge over Rt. 2B was removed, but looks they are working on a new bridge:
http://goo.gl/maps/GeK1

LVRC bridge over Trestle Road:
http://goo.gl/maps/G2wo

Location where the LVRC bridge was removed over Rt 15 in the late 90s:
http://goo.gl/maps/hByX

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Re: Lamoille Valley thread

Post by MikeVT » Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:40 pm

thebigham wrote:The bridge over Rt. 2B was removed, but looks they are working on a new bridge:
http://goo.gl/maps/GeK1

LVRC bridge over Trestle Road:
http://goo.gl/maps/G2wo

Location where the LVRC bridge was removed over Rt 15 in the late 90s:
http://goo.gl/maps/hByX
Not to be a pain but

The bridge over 2B was finished last year. Not a rail but a bike/snowmobile bridge They should be opening the trail up in the next couple of months from St J to Walden or at least Joes Pond.

The LVRC goes under Trestle road. The road bridge is still in use. Some bad washouts in the cut but still in good shape.

Not sure about the former bridge over 15. The rail trail does not go that far. And that was long before I moved to the area.

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Re: Lamoille Valley thread

Post by thebigham » Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:55 am

^The Google Maps pics are old so that's great the bridge over 2B is almost done.

The LVRC does go over Trestle Road. The Google Maps car is driving on Trestle Road. Here's the view from the other side of the bridge:
http://goo.gl/maps/8Fll
Look at those old abutments!

When the Rt 15 bridge was removed, it doomed the return of service over the line. The bridge was removed due to a bad curve on the road and I think there was a bad accident at that location.

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Re: Lamoille Valley thread

Post by MikeVT » Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:37 pm

Maybe different bridge than I'm thinking off, will check next time I'm over in St J.

Not sure what happened first. The bridge over 15 or the floods and washouts in Walcott.

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Re: Lamoille Valley thread

Post by MikeVT » Sun Jul 29, 2012 3:14 pm

The station is St J is getting a major face lift. No sure whats going on. New addition (kinda looks funny), roof work, and other general repair.

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Re: Lamoille Valley thread

Post by thebigham » Sun Jul 29, 2012 3:34 pm

MikeVT wrote:Maybe different bridge than I'm thinking off, will check next time I'm over in St J.

Not sure what happened first. The bridge over 15 or the floods and washouts in Walcott.
The washouts were in 1995.

The Rt 15 bridge was removed in 1997.

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Re: Lamoille Valley thread

Post by thebigham » Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:38 pm

A new video of a LVRC excursion has been uploaded to YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mp8ssOy4F2k

#7805 and 3 coaches from Morrisville to E Hardwick and then to Johnson.

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Re: Lamoille Valley thread

Post by MikeVT » Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:18 am

Vast (snowmobile club) got received their act 250 permit a couple of weeks ago. Looks like the phase I will be from St J to Joes Pond and Highgate to Sheldon Corners. Not a train but at least the ROW gets some use. I live on the Missisquoi trail and will be able to use the LVRT as soon as it reaches Sheldon.

The stretch from St J to the NH border is looking bad. Lots of trees and washouts. Baring some miracle it will never see a train again.

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Re: Lamoille Valley thread

Post by thebigham » Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:08 pm

^Yes, it's not looking good east of St. J.

The VRS was interested in re-opening the line at one time, but nothing happened.

The line was brushcut a few years ago from Whitefield to the paper mill in Gilman, but no freight has moved.

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Re: Lamoille Valley thread

Post by MikeVT » Mon Nov 04, 2013 1:53 pm

Looks like the Morrisville bypass is going to take out much of the old rail yard in Morrisville.

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Re: Lamoille Valley thread

Post by thebigham » Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:09 pm

^Are there any bypass maps online?

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Re: Lamoille Valley thread

Post by Dick H » Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:14 pm

There is a map included in this new story from the Stowe Reporter from 3/31/11.

Fair use quote: "The proposed Morristown Bypass project has had no outright critics, but there are plenty of concerns."

http://www.stowetoday.com/stowe_reporte ... 002e0.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

If you "save" the map, you can enlarge to a certain extent...

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Re: Lamoille Valley thread

Post by thebigham » Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:56 pm

Was the bridge here in St Johnsbury filled in?

https://www.google.com/maps?q=St.+Johns ... 53,,0,9.24" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Lamoille Valley thread

Post by Cosmo » Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:51 pm

Sure looks like it on streetview.
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