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.
We talked to a railway engineer about about endless miles of track, plowing through wildlife, and how most people don't even think that job exists anymore.
vice.comWe talked to a railway engineer about about endless miles of track, plowing through wildlife, and how most people don't even think that job exists anymore.
Avoid the back-ups and parking hassles by taking the train to the Burlington waterfront for the Independence Day fireworks! Trains stop in Charlotte, Shelburne, and South Burlington before arriving right on the waterfront in Burlington. Three trains to the show and one train returning after the display is over. See our website for details and tickets! http://rails-vt.com/2016-schedule `