Biking

This blog highlights some of my adventures with the focus on railroad history. Originally intended as a blog of my rail trail rides, it now also includes hikes, railroad trips and even stop-and-go car trips if they are railroad history related...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

White River Junction VT Train Station

On my way up to Northern Vermont to mountain bike, I decided to stop at White River Junction and sniff around the railroad area. I was amply rewarded!
Source: Open Street Map
The station is still active as an Amtrak passenger station and had a small but nice railroad exhibit  inside which included a poster of locomotives...

But of course the main attraction was the restored steam locomotive and caboose...
Caboose
Stream Locomotive

And strangely, there was a Buffalo and Pittsburg Diesel switching freight cars just up a bit north!

Further Info

At one point, 14 railroad tracks traversed the village and White River Junction was known as an important railroad center. Union Station was built in 1937 by the Boston & Maine Railroad company on the foundation of the 1880 building. It served the Boston and Maine Railroad and the Central Vermont Railway.  (More about the Steam Locomotive refer to #52)

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