Vermont Rail System is proud to join residents and businesses throughout the state as we “Light the Way” to help spread cheer and lighten spirits during these challenging times. When Governor Scott announced his campaign we were glad to participate by lighting our historic passenger train and sending it on a tour of Vermont for the enjoyment of all. Our lines pass through communities both large and small where the railroad is an integral part of everyday life and our employees were enthusiastic about creating a holiday memory that would be truly unique, especially for the children who would usually be enjoying a trip on one of the many Santa trains operated during a normal holiday season. Gathering the materials normally used on the Santa trains, our team went right to work decorating locomotive #405 and our observation car “Vermont” with lights, wreaths, and other whimsical, illuminated decorations. Beginning next week the train will start its tour of the state, heading from Bellows Falls to Rutland making stops at scenic locations along the way. We will be posting schedule updates throughout the month so you can join us trackside to see the train as it rolls by. We hope to see you there and encourage everyone to help “Light the Way” this holiday season!
A continuously growing album of photos that IMHO reveal the awesome and seldom seen beauty of railroads from the dimming of day to dawn's early light! From dusk to dawn, trains roll on! (I'm still finding sunset to sunrise surprises!)