Vermont Is Near NH

 

I'm over here in St. Johsnbury, Vermont. I've just finished some train riding on the Washington County Railroad to both Lyndonville and south of Barnet.

It was a fantastic ride through the scenery of Vermont including the rail along the Passumpsic and Connecticut Rivers. During this time I had a great deal of time to discuss railroad matters in both Vermont and New Hampshire including economic development issues that are applicable in both states.

The locomotive on todays train was the #405 built by the Alco locomotive company for the Rutland Railroad in 1953. I thought this was an interesting irony on this day as the Rutland Railroad was one of the earliest railroads to file bankruptcy in the wake of the then expanding interstate highway system in the 1960s. It looks like one of the survivors might be leading the way to resurgence of rail in the present 21st century!

Its a beautiful day here in Vermont.