Index of Vermont Rail Lines

Rail Line Identification Mileage

@Beebe Spur Rail Trail State Owned 4.05

Boston & Maine Railroad 6.28

Canadian National Railroad 3.00

Clarendon & Pittsford Railroad 17.88

Connecticut Subdivision (WACR) State Owned 102.18

@Delaware & Hudson Rail Trail State Owned 19.74

Green Mountain Railroad 50.02

@ Lamoille Valley Rail Trail State Owned 97.68

@Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail State Owned 26.80

Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railroad 24.40

New England Central Railroad 190.96

St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad 30.65

* Twin State Railroad 22.15

Vermont Railway State Owned 139.75

Washington County Railroad State Owned 13.10

Total Milage 600.37

Total Milage Owned by State of Vermont 305.00

@ Abandoned/Railbanked


- Courtesy, Anthony Otis, Railroad Association of Vermont

Here's what you can do to stay safe around trains...

Never trespass on any railroad property or right of way!
Doing so is illegal and risks serious injury or death.

Cross only at designated pedestrian or roadway crossings!
Look for a train moving from either direction -- and then look for a second train from either direction.

Always expect a train!
Trains do not have set schedules and can approach from either direction at any time of day or night.
Trains do not take holidays.

Don't stand next to tracks!
Trains can overhang the tracks by three feet on either side, and straps and tiedowns can extend even further.

Never try to beat a train!
Because of their size, you cannot judge a train's speed or distance. Trains cannot make sudden stops. Remember that a locomotive weighs 200 tons. An automobile being hit by a train is equivalent to a soda can being hit by an automobile.