Vermont Rail System’s “Little WACR”, the Washington County Railroad affiliate Montpelier & Barre Subdivision (M&B Sub for short) re-launched granite-hauling service from the Rock of Ages Quarry in... (more)
Green Mountain Railroad GP9R #804 - the only remaining EMD unit in the green scheme for Vermont Rail System - is seen moving 7 of the ex-Trinity Railway Express RDCs through Barre, Vermont on Augu... (more)
The Washington County Railway in central Vermont operating under the Vermont Rail System umbrella has been hauling granite from the Rock of Ages Quarry down to the NECR interchange at Montpelier J... (more)
On a Monday morning run, from Montpelier Junction, Vermont, #29 a super, fresh red Alco S-1 is about to continue along North Main Street in Barre. Train had stopped to flag a road crossing at Myle... (more)
Before being repainted. On the way back from visiting the Conway Scenic Railroad I stopped for lunch in Barre, Vermont. I ran into this tiny, overgrown yard, complete with an ex-CN GP40-2L(... (more)
The Vermont Capital District is rich with 'signs' from the heritage of granite mining that defined the area and even the rail operation. The BESW is hauling ballast to rehab the VRS Granite Distr... (more)
Paying homage to the heritage of this line - the former Barre & Chelsea 70-Tonner #14 rests on display behind the 'new' granite hauling operation that is run by the Vermont Rail System's Washingto... (more)
Running in a Pull-Pull configuration, GMRC GP9R 804 leads 5 empty gons and LLPX GP40 3003 upgrade to stage the gons on the 1740+' siding at the Lower Switchback through historic buildings near Qua... (more)
Bringing another 5-car load of granite tailings down off the mountain at Websterville, LLPX GP40 3003 and GMRC GP9R have swapped positions after running the switchback and are still heavy on the d... (more)
With granite loadings to commence within a few hours, GMRC GP9R 804 hauls more empty gons to the top of the hill at the Wilson Industrial Park staging yard and is seen rolling through Barre, VT.
Cab view of #14
Old #14 has been put on display by the town of Barre. Looks like the old gal could use a coat of paint.
803 sits idle next to the former Barre station which is now a bank.