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”
Giroux Furniture Company Building
“The Giroux Furniture Company Building is a historic commercial building at 10-18 Catherine Street in the city of St. Albans, Vermont. Built in two parts (1896 and 1905), it is a reminder of the city’s railroad-related history, and served for many years as an enduring commercial presence. It was listed on the National Register ofContinue reading “Giroux Furniture Company Building”
Central Vermont Railroad Headquarters
I filmed in St. Albans, Vermont recently and am thrilled to present the Central Vermont Railroad Headquarters! This is not merely on the National Register of Historic Places. This is actually an Historic District! It’s made up of a complex of buildings that had been used by and for the Central Vermont Railroad. Most ofContinue reading “Central Vermont Railroad Headquarters”
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!”
Introducing DC Linsley Whilst Strolling Lakeview Cemetery
Become briefly acquainted with Daniel C. Linsley in this video. He’s the one who designed the egg-shaped railroad tunnel in the Burlington, Vermont Intervale, for instance, among so many other interesting projects DC Linsley did in the US. When Lakeview Cemetery in Burlington, Vermont opened to the public in 1872, it was as a VictorianContinue reading “Introducing DC Linsley Whilst Strolling Lakeview Cemetery”
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!
Union Stain: A Beaux Arts Building
Today’s video is about the Union Station in Burlington, Vermont. Its name comes from the fact that the Rutland Railroad and the Central Vermont Railroad joined forces and paid to have this station built. The city of Burlington also put money towards it. “The Union Station building is located at 1 Main Street in Burlington,Continue reading “Union Stain: A Beaux Arts Building”