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Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New England

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  by Dick H
 
Judging from the two photos below from the past week, it appears that other than
the OMYA slurry tank cars for the slurry train, the other PAR/VTR interchange is
still taking place at North Bennington.

Photo by Bruce Nelson:
http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?photo ... ex=1&key2=" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Photo by Cully Cullinan
http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?photo ... ex=1&key2=" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
  by bwparker1
 
Heading east towards Rutland, VT, my kids and I stumbled upon a VRS light engine move in the same direction of ~ 6 units, including the 50th anniversary engine. We were near Mount Holly, VT. I tried to upload some photos from my iPhone into this post but no dice.
  by DepotScooter
 
Those units were headed back from Riverside after they brought the latest Saturday Slurry train from Rutland.
  by tj48
 
Have seen a couple of youtube videos of Tank Train cars on the VRS. Can anyone tell me where do they orginate, what are they carrying, and where are they delivered to?
  by B&M 1227
 
Not 100% on this one but I believe Burlington-Rutland-Whitehall-Kenwood Yard Albany.
  by Dick H
 
Chester VT 250th Anniversary, Train Rides July15th.

Chester’s 250th Anniversary
Train Rides and Depot Dedication

Join in the celebration this Saturday at Chester’s 250th Anniversary party! Continue the tradition of boarding the train at the historic Chester Depot for a trip through the Okemo Valley to Brockway Mills in Rockingham. 45-minute train rides depart at noon, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, and 4:00pm. On board narration will highlight the history of the railroads serving Chester and its station. Tickets are $10 for all ages – under 3 are free.

A historical marker dedication ceremony will occur at 3:00pm at the Chester Depot.

Buy your tickets at the depot on Saturday or online at rails-vt.com/train-rides.

For more information on the day’s activities visit the Chester 250th Facebook page.
  by bigfreight
 
I was in St Johnsbury yesterday and caught this engine leading a 23 car southbound move. It was a Natchez Railway engine. Is this a new addition to the VTR roster or a rental?
  by F-line to Dudley via Park
 
bigfreight wrote:I was in St Johnsbury yesterday and caught this engine leading a 23 car southbound move. It was a Natchez Railway engine. Is this a new addition to the VTR roster or a rental?
GATX leaser. They have at least 3 of them currently rostered.

This one's sporting same color scheme, but with the GATX reporting mark painted over the original owner's: http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?photo ... ex=3&key2=" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
  by B&M 1227
 
Pretty good collection of MOW equipment around North Bennington. For a few weeks they'd been stashing it on the Bennington Branch at the Overlea Rd crossing. Maybe my eyes are deceiving me but it looks like they've done some work south on the corkscrew in the direction of the downtown Bennington. Maybe related to rumblings of a wood pellet company popping up by the movie theater. Or maybe necessary work to keep it good 'nuff for car storage. The MOW crews have since moved closer to the yard and have ties stacked around there as well.
  by BobLI
 
I was in Montpelier VT. Sunday and noticed a track which looks unused or abandoned. Track ran along Winooski river and was jointed rail and crossed Main street. Who owns the track and where did it run to?
  by F-line to Dudley via Park
 
That's the WACR Montpelier Sub, state-owned track, and very much active. I think there's 3 customers, with the big granite quarry at the end of the line Barre being the primary traffic generator.
  by Jackinbox1
 
Are you sure there are 3? The only industries that I could find was the Quarry in Barre (And Maybe Swenson Granite, but their spur looks a little buried under weeds and dirt.)
  by Fritz
 
Hello,
Only customers on the WACR Montpelier and Barre Division (M&B) are:

Allen Brothers Lumber (Willey Street Spur)
Granite Industries of Vermont (Willey Street Spur)
Trono Fuels (by engine house)
Rock of Ages (Upper Switchback)

None are terribly busy. Inbound lumber, fuel oil, and granite; outbound granite tailings.
Best,
Fritz
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