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”
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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”
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”
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”
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!”