Gilbert B Norman wrote: ↑Mon Aug 01, 2022 11:16 am To follow up, just as well Amtrak has decided to maintain rail service for most of the Ethan Allen. While likely you know first hand, Mr. Junkie, the Rutland RR "is no Corridor", but US 7 has got its "issues" as well. I drove it last May - nothing more than I had to - to my 60th Reunion at South Kent School - and from what I've learned from a family here with a kid who has gone to Champlain College in Burlington, "it's no bargain" up there as well. What remains unclear is whether 448-449 "New England States" will remain a "busteetoot" after Chessie completes her trackwork, or if the train will be restored BOS-ALB with a "busteetoot" to Hudson (too lazy to look up the Station Code).At one time I was fully qualified to take a train to Rutland, the D&H was fine never felt super comfortable running between Whitehall and Rutland just never did it enough. Never caught the job much off the list. One section is relaid welded rail and a MAS of 60mph it parallels RT7 quickest 2 miles up there the rest of it was all between 25 and 40mph. Might be better now I will never find out no interest.
Still think Amtrak will get a "railfan bump" to ride over the Alfred Holland.
Yes Rt 7 is not a fun ride growing up had a great grandmother who lived in Bradford VT, just go to nowhere then keep going a few more miles we use to take what my Grammie would call the good road home which was Rt4 from their to Rutland makes Rt7 look good.
Once CSX gets done with the track work on the B&A I would think it will still stay a busteetoot Boston to Schenectady as it is now. AMT 48/49 currently are turning in Schenectady until further notice. Like I have mentioned in previous posts all trains from NYP will come to Albany making their normal stops along the way. Those going west will detour over the Post Road to the bridge then out the Selkirk sub to the Mohawk sub, this should start by the end of the week if not sooner.
Green means GO Red means STOP Yellow your on YOUR OWN