Todd's Guide to
the Green Mountain RR
Rutland to Bellows Falls VT


In General

Location / Name:
    Rutland to Bellows Falls VT

What's Here:
     the Green Mountain Railroad
     Yard & Turntable in Bellows Falls
     Depot in Chester
     Amtrak with Station in Bellows Falls
     Yard in Rutland
     Nice trestles in E Wallingford and Ludlow
     Several photogenic girder bridges nestled in beautiful country settings

     GPS Coordinates: 43.136541, -72.444600, Amtrak Bellows Falls
     ZIP: 05101

Access by train/transit:
     Bellows Falls Amtrak Station

The Scoop:

Shortline operations in a beautiful setting, especially in the fall and winter in the snow.  Beautiful vintage depot in Chester, many bridges to frame pictures on.
VTR offers kids day rides from Burlington to Shelburne in May.


Thanks to Denver Todd for his help with my railfan guides.  Some of the pictures were found via Google Images, some from Pinterest, and are taken by the photographers noted.

Websites and other additional information sources of interest for the area:
     http://steelwheelsphotography.blogspot.com/2011/04/veteran-alco-leasers-gets-call-to-duty.html (A page by Kevin Burkholder)

Aerial shots were taken from either Google Maps or www.bing.com/maps as noted.  Screen captures are made with Snagit, a Techsmith product... a great tool if you have never used it! 

The above map in PDF form is here



  Along the Connecticut River, by Kevin Burkholder

  In N Walpole at the south end of the siding, Kevin Burkholder

  In Bellows Falls, by Kevin Burkholder

  Green Mountain #804 in Montpelier, by Michael Grosen

  Ludlow VT, by Paolo Ruffo

  Under the interstate in Bellows Falls, by Ryan Parent

Bellows Falls

These two pictures are looking in opposite directions from the grade crossing at NH-12 on the Walpole side of the river

How do they do that?
If you look at the aerial pictures of Bellows Falls, you will notice that the NECR tracks appear to be dis-connected going north into the station area.  Look carefully, you will find a short tunnel there!


  Kevin Burkholder, from page linked at the top of the page

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New 09/03/2013
last Modified: 31 Dec 2015