With available motive power tight, when the normal Bellows Falls switcher had to get some TLC, the veteran GRMC Alco RS-1 was called to service to handle switching duties. Seen on the causeway be... (more)
GMRC stretches her "legs" for the first time in 2021 put to work as the Riverside Switcher. Here she brings a car from the Bellows Falls yard across the causeway to Riverside Reload.
GMRC 405 (née-Rutland RS-1) leads the Fall Foliage Train from Chester to Ludlow at Church St. in Chester, VT.
The infamous GMRC 405! With the Governor of Vermont calling on all residents to spread some holiday cheer with the "Light the Way" initiative, the Vermont Rail System answered the call. ... (more)
As the Vermont Railway Christmas train sits in Chester on a fridged night, a winter halo occurs with the waxing moon above. In addition to the winter halo, the planet Mars can be seen just to the ... (more)
A year of uncertainty. While 2020 has generally been a year of downs, one up has certainly brought the Christmas spirit to Vermont. The VRS Christmas train sits on the track that would normally ho... (more)
Vermont Rail System's "Light The Way" tour commences on December 9, departing Chester Depot, VT for a 30-mile night evening run to Rutland, VT. The inaugural "Light The Way" t... (more)
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 Scot... (more)
405 is seen returning from Imerys with a short local freight, due to a power shortage the 405 was called upon to do work like this as the Pan Am reroutes combined with the VRS riverside traffic we... (more)
A rare sight indeed, never thought I'd ever see 405 pull a freight train, but due to a power shortage because of the Pan Am detours, it was called upon to switch out the plant in Smithville on 2/1... (more)
Veteran Green Mountain RS-1 405 grinds uphill near Gassetts, VT, with its short train, XR-1, the daily Bellows Falls-Rutland turnaround.
Vermont Rail System train XR-1 returns from Smithville with one car seen here approaching the bridge at Parker Hill Road.
GMRC 405 leads the return westbound leg of a late afternoon fall foliage excursion back to Chester.
Engineer Shawn Thomas and conductor Dave Nelson guide Green Mountain Railroad's beloved ALCo RS-1 405 into White River during the yearly Glory Days event