Planning for construction of the Middlebury rail spur is moving ahead. Vermont Rail System has formed a new privately owned railroad, the "Otter Creek Railroad" which will acquire property and build the tracks. The 3.3 mile spur will link the Vermont Railway main line just south of Middlebury with Omya's quarry and several other industries, enabling 70,000 trucks a year to be removed from route 7. According to the Addison Independent, the railroad hopes to start construction in the spring of 2013 and finish in the fall of 2014.
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 `