The just passed 2013 transportation budget includes $6 million for new welded rail which is a major part of the work necessary to upgrade the Bennington-Rutland-Burlington "Western Corridor" to passenger train speeds. This work is funded by the "Jefford's Earmark" including a 20% state match. Welded rail generally costs around $750,000 a mile including installation, but the bid has not yet gone out.
Treat mom to a very special Mother’s Day! Join us on Sunday, May 10, 2015, and take a train ride through the scenic Champlain Valley. Hop off in downtown Middlebury where you can enjoy brunch and shopping during a two hour layover. The train departs Burlington Union Station at 12:00 pm and returns at 5:00 pm. Tickets are $35.00 for adults and $30.00 for children ages 3-12. To buy tickets click on the ticket app to the left. Visit our website for more information including directions and FAQs: www.rails-vt.com `
With the long, cold winter finally over Team VRS Mechanical Department forces have been working hard to catch up with our fleet's maintenance needs. The months of sub-zero weather and constant snow took their toll on the equipment and employees alike. Now, with traffic levels rising, every locomotive is needed to help keep the system moving. Our skilled mechanics have been up to the task though, and the Burlington roundhouse has been a beehive of activity as various engines are cycled through for inspections or repair, including the 802 and the 311, the 50th Anniversary unit. Also in one of the bays being prepped for service was a recently arrived leased unit, which will help meet our motive power requirements over the spring and summer months. `
High quality photograph of New England Central EMD SD40-2 # NECR 2716 3317 3850 at West Hartford, Vermont, USA.
www.railpictures.netHigh quality photograph of New England Central EMD SD40-2 # NECR 2716 3317 3850 at West Hartford, Vermont, USA.