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Vermont Rail Action Network

Vermont Rail Action Network

Promoting the revitalization of Vermont's rail network for passengers and freight

Barre: Originally built by the Central Vermont Railway, home of the Vermont Granite Museum. 
Montpelier & Wells River Railroad passenger station/office building is now TDBank North.  Photo and Map

Beecher Falls: Originally built by the Maine Central Railroad.

Bellow Falls: Originally built by the Central Vermont Railway, used by the Green Mountain Railroad (tourist line).

Bennington: Originally built by the Rutland Railroad, used as a restaurant.

Bethel: Originally built by the CV, used as a business.

Bradford: Originally built by the Boston & Maine Railroad, used as a business.

Brattleboro: Built 1915 as a union station of the Central Vermont, Boston & Maine and West River Railroads.  It's now the Brattleboro Museum, an art gallery.  Amtrak retains a waiting room downstairs at track level in the former baggage room.  Map and photos

First station, built 1849, still stands between the river and the tracks.  It's the frame building with dormers.

Central Vermont Railway freight station, built 1980 is now North Country Naturals.

Bristol: Originally built by the Bristol Railroad, privately owned. Photo of Bristol Station

Burlington: Built 1915 as Union Station of the Rutland and Central Vermont Railroads.  Now owned by Main Street Landing, it has been redeveloped with a variety of tennants and public space.  It is used by Green Mountain Railroad's Champlain Valley Flyer. Map and Photos

Castleton: Originally built by the Delaware & Hudson Railway, used as a business.

Chester: Originally built by the Rutland Railroad, used by the Green Mountain Railroad (tourist line).

Concord: Originally built by the Maine Central Railroad.

Danby: Originally built by the Rutland Railroad, used as a business.

East Clarendon: Originally built by the Rutland Railroad, used as a business.

Ely: Originally built by the Boston & Maine Railroad, used as a post office.

Essex Junction: Originally built by the Central Vermont Railway, used as an Amtrak stop.

Fairhaven: Originally built by the D&H, vacant.

Fairlee: Originally built by the Boston & Maine Railroad, used as a business.

Ferrisburgh: Originally built by the Rutland Railroad, used as a business.

Gilman: Originally built by the Maine Central Railroad.

Grand Isle: Originally built by the Rutland Railroad, privately owned.

Greensboro: The former St. Johnsbury & Lamoille County Railroad freight and passenger depots here still stand.

Island Pond: Originally built by the Grand Trunk Railway, home of the Island Pond Historical Society.

Johnson: Originally built by the St. Johnsbury & Lamoille County Railroad, used as a business.

Kendall: Originally built by the B&M, privately owned.

Ludlow: Originally built by the Rutland Railroad.

Middlebury: Originally built by the Rutland Railroad.

Montpelier: Originally built by the CV.

Montpelier Junction: Originally built by the CV, used as an Amtrak stop.

Morrisville: Originally built by the StJ&LC, used as a business.

Newfane: Originally built by the West River Railroad.

New Haven Junction: Originally built by the Rutland Railroad, used as a business.

Newport: Originally built by the Canadian Pacific, used as a senior center.

North Bennington: The former Rutland passenger and freight depots here still stand, used as businesses.

North Clarendon: Originally built by the Rutland Railroad, used as a business.

North Dorset: Originally built by the Rutland Railroad, used as a business.

North Ferrisburgh: Originally built by the Rutland Railroad, used as a business.

Northfield: The former CV freight and passenger depots here still stand, used as businesses.

Norwich: The former B&M freight and passenger depots here still stand.

Piermont: Originally built by the Boston & Maine Railroad, used as a business.

Poultney: Photo

 

Randolph: Originally built by the CV, vacant. Also, the former CV freight depot here also still stands, restored and used as an Amtrak stop.

Rupert: Originally built by the Delaware & Hudson Railway.

Shelburne: Originally built 1890 by the Rutland Railroad, moved to Shelburne museum.  Train order signal remains deralict at trackside. Photos

South Royalton: Originally built by the CV.

St. Albans: The former Central Vermont Railway offices and freight depot still stand, both used by the New England Central Railway.

St. Johnsbury: Photos

Swanton: Originally built by the CV.

Thetford: Originally built by the Boston & Maine Railroad, privately owned.

Vergennes: Originally built by the Rutland Railroad.

Wallingford: Originally built by the Rutland Railroad, mowed to Pawlet and used as a business.

Waterbury: The former CV freight and passenger depots here still stand, the former used as a business.

White River Junction: The White River Junction Union Station still stands, used as an Amtrak stop.  Map

Wilmington: Originally built by the Hoosac Tunnel & Wilmington Railroad, privately owned.

Windsor: Originally built by the CV, used as an Amtrak stop.

Woodstock: The former Woodstock Railway freight depot here still stands.

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Upcoming Events

  • Glory Days of the Railroad in White River Junction
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    09/13/2014 –09/13/2014
    Glory Days Festival celebrates its 22nd year as a family oriented, fun-filled, day long festival of the railroading and transportation modes of the past, present & future. Free Admission. For more information, see http://vtglorydaysfestival.com/ The Amtrak Exhibit Train is coming to Glory Days Festival. Climb aboard and tour a free exhibit to learn about Amtrak’s history and catch a glimpse into the company’s future. Displays include vintage advertising, past menus and dinnerware, period uniforms, photographs, and other items of memorabilia from Amtrak’s creation in 1971 to a model of today’s modern-sleeping accommodations and high-speed rail service displays. Interactive displays include railroad horns, trivia questions, workable signals and an engineer’s stand. Festival events include: Model train show, LEGO train show, Children entertainment, Main stage / music, food , excursion train rides on the White River Flyer($), engine displays, vintage cars and tractors, carnival rides, and food. The White River Flyer train excursion is a 45 minute ride along the scenic Connecticut River. Admission: $10.00 for all ages. Tickets are sold at the festival. Excursions run on the hour beginning at 10AM. The Children’s Stage will feature dazzling performers and the Main Stage will come alive with musicians from around New England. This event is produced by the Hartford Parks and Recreation Department.
  • Rutland Train Show
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    09/27/2014 –09/27/2014
    Rutland Railway Association invites you to the annual train show, formerly at the Howe Center, now at the Holiday Inn, with model railroads on display, dealers and displays. We'll be there too.
  • St. Albans Annual Meeting: "Montreal Here We Come"
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    11/13/2014 –11/13/2014
    Join fellow rail advocates at the St. Albans Historical Museum to celebrate the value of rail in Vermont. This year's theme honors the hope to upgrade freight and extend passenger train service to Montreal.