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,