From Kevin Burkholder, via Facebook (9/6/16):
Glory Days equipment update! (White River Junction, VT - September 10/11 - reference: https://www.facebook.com/vtglorydaysfestival/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;) The participating railroads, all of which by the way donate their equipment moves, personnel, etc., are running into issues this year and altering plans last minute... Vermont Rail System's excursions will indeed run this year, albeit sans the veteran Alco RS-1 #405. They will operate with the VTR 50th Anniversary GP40-2W #311. P&W had originally planned to send a single SD70M-2 and due to necessity in moving freight, has advised that they'd be unable to send one of those units, instead they'll be sending P&W B40-8W #4006 with the P&W Power Car and The Massachusetts and the New Englander cars. Pan Am is still planning on sending the MEC GP40-2W #511 with two freshly painted boxcars. NECR will have equipment TBD on hand...
White River Jct., VT - Glory Days Festival Update: The festival received bad news this morning in that one of the main attractions - the Central Maine & Quebec Railway GP38-3M #3812 - will NOT be able to be moved to White River Junction in time for Glory Days, due to circumstances MUCH beyond ours or the railroad's control. Significant delays at the manufacturer in Montreal, Quebec, have kept the unit from leaving their property. The festival apologizes for the inconvenience for anyone who was attending to see this unit specifically.
And an additional clarification on this year's Vermont Rail System excursions... Vermont Rail System has opted NOT to send the Alco RS-1 #405 to power the excursions, instead there will be one of the freight units on hand from VRS to haul the excursions both Saturday and Sunday.