Cambridge Rail Era History I Marker Inscription: The 1900’s Railway Heyday: The town continued to grow. By 1905 there were over a dozen dwellings new where you stand today. Many still exist, including the old school house, which has been converted into a home. Roscoe Fuller ran the store, a livery and a farm. WilleyContinue reading “Cambridge Junction Rail Trail Park”
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Industrial Past of Colchester Causeway
Inscription: “If you travel a mile north along the bike path, you’ll find a lake crossing with stunning views: a 3.5-mile causeway connecting Colchester Point to Allen’s Point in South Hero, Vermont. While thousands of bicyclists and walkers use this marble causeway for recreation, it has a very industrial past. The Rutland Railroad opened theContinue reading “Industrial Past of Colchester Causeway”
Rutland Railroad Pumping Station
“The Rutland Railroad Pumping Station is a historic water pumping facility at 43 Lake Street in the town of Alburgh, Vermont. Built in 1903, it is a rare example in Vermont of an early railroad-related water pumping facility. In use until the 1940s, it provided water needed for steam engines at rail facilities elsewhere inContinue reading “Rutland Railroad Pumping Station”
Abandoned Train Station
Join me as I offer a walkaround of this interesting and abandoned train station. That bumped out building portion with windows was very likely used to sell tickets. Note the burnt parts on half the building! I am inclined to believe I was in Dorset, Vermont and this may have been the train station calledContinue reading “Abandoned Train Station”
Fisher Covered Railroad Bridge: LAST Covered Railroad Bridge Used in the US!
Today’s video is all about the Fisher Covered Railroad Bridge in Wolcott, Vermont. It was the longest-serving railroad bridge in Vermont and when the train stopped using it in 1994, this covered railroad bridge was the last covered railroad bridge used in the United States. “The Fisher Covered Railroad Bridge is a covered bridge inContinue reading “Fisher Covered Railroad Bridge: LAST Covered Railroad Bridge Used in the US!”
INTERIOR OF UNION STATION IN BURLINGTON, VERMONT!!
I was fortunate enough to be able to enter and show you a portion of the INTERIOR of the Union Station in Burlington, Vermont! Please enjoy the old photos inside and that gloriously ORIGINAL scale!
Vergennes Station House Moved to Ferrisburgh, Vermont
“The Vergennes Station House is a historic railroad station building at 572 Vermont Route 22A in Ferrisburgh, Vermont. Built about 1851 in Vergennes, it is a rare well-preserved example of an early station house in the state of Vermont, exhibiting basic Italianate architectural features. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2021. Unused since passenger train service to Vergennes was discontinuedContinue reading “Vergennes Station House Moved to Ferrisburgh, Vermont”
New Haven Junction Depot – New Haven, VT
During the filming, I heard the sound of a train whistle. Sure enough, the lights began to flash and the rails came down to stop traffic. I had been about to cross those tracks to access the depot and instead moved back to my car! It was exciting to watch the Amtrak train chug by!Continue reading “New Haven Junction Depot – New Haven, VT”
LAST REMAINING HOWE TRUSS COVERED RAILROAD BRIDGE IN VERMONT!
I am SUPER STOKED to offer you today’s video: https://youtu.be/eXSB7-2gA1Y! I traveled to East Shoreham, Vermont to see for myself the East Shoreham Covered Railroad Bridge. It is 1 of only 2 remaining covered railroad bridges in the state of Vermont and the LAST REMAINING HOWE TRUSS COVERED RAILROAD BRIDGE IN VERMONT! This HoweContinue reading “LAST REMAINING HOWE TRUSS COVERED RAILROAD BRIDGE IN VERMONT!”
Tanker Train Cars!
I filmed today’s video, https://youtu.be/JOQPtWfaGcQ, down at the Waterfront in Burlington, VT. Those tanker cars called my name. You’ll see multiple switch tracks, a lever mechanism, which does the switching, tracks side-by-side, extra rail tracks(!) stacked (for installation?)and LOTS of tanker cars…some up close!! I had never heard of Thiele-Kaolin, whose name was on theContinue reading “Tanker Train Cars!”