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Vermont Railroads Collection

Contains items related to Vermont’s railroads and their history from Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives' collections of rare books, historical photos, and ephemera.



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48 pages. "A descriptive guidebook to the railway route between Boston and Burlington, via Lowell and Concord; to which are added the routes to Wells River and Lake Winnipiseogee and a guide to the White Mountains with accurate maps of the country through which the Boston and Lowell, Nashua and Lowell, Concord, Northern, Vermont Central, Connecticut and Passumpsic Rivers, and Boston, Concord and Montreal railways are constructed, showing the entire route of each road."
Topics: Railroads, Maps, Guidebooks
21 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Railroads, Rutland Railroad, Annual reports
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Mailed to Mrs. Alma Notemyer in Jeffersonville, Vermont. Postmarked Oct. 4, 1908. Railroad station in St. Albans, Vermont, with two steam locomotives and a passenger car in front This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Railroad stations, Saint Albans, Postcards
Train wreck, with "#707" on engine, and "Canadian National; C.N. 403632" on car, Jonesville, Vermont. This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Railroad accidents, Jonesville, Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Rutland Railroad steam locomotive 232 is belching smoke and steam in front of the railroad station at St. Alban's, Vermont, as two men stand on the adjacent sidewalk. This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Railroad stations, Saint Albans, Postcards
Canadian National Railway Station in Island Pond, Vermont, with commercial buildings in background This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Railroad stations, Island Pond, Postcards
7 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Railroads, Rutland & Burlington Railroad
Vermont Railroads Collection
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Abandoned control tower of the Boston & Maine Railroad at Johnsonville, New York
Topics: Railroads, Buildings and structures, New York, Johnsonville, Boston & Maine Railroad, Control...
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
Vermont Railroads Collection
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Rutland Railroad caboose 36, "Route of the Whippet" at Caboose Corner in Bellows Falls, Vermont.
Topics: Cabooses (Railroads), Rutland Railroad Company
Source: Gift of Warren Dodgson
Railroad station in Chester, Vermont, with train arriving and horse-drawn carriages in foreground. This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Railroad stations, Chester, Postcards
48 pages. Includes maps and illustrations. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Vermont, Lake Champlain, Tourism
18 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Rutland & Burlington Railroad, Railroads
Right of way culvert in wrecking yard at Bee Hive of the Corkscrew Division of the Rutland Railroad, running from Bennington, Vermont, to Chatham, New York.
Topics: Rutland Railroad Company, Railroads, New York
Source: Gift of Warren Dodgson
Vermont Railroads Collection
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16 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives.
Topics: Western Vermont Railroad, Railroads, Incorporation
Title supplied by cataloger Railroad station at Bellows Falls, Vermont, with Boston and Maine Freight Office building on right and manually operated ball signal and signal tender's shack in center This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Railroad stations, Bellows Falls, Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Depot Square, with horse-drawn carriages, pedestrians, sign "Railroad crossing", and railroad station, Barre, Vermont. This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Barre (Vt.), Buildings, structures, etc., Postcards
299 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Railroads, Railroad commission, Annual reports
160 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topic: Railroads
Bridge over the Connecticut River between Wells River, Vermont and Woodsville, New Hampshire, with railroad tracks in left foreground and homes and automobiles on road on the far side of the bridge. This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Wells River (Vt.), Bridges, Postcards
Vermont Railroads Collection
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Vermont Railway locomotive 301 on turntable at Burlington yard with onlookers.
Topics: Locomotives, Vermont, Burlington, Turntables (Railroads), Vermont, Burlington
Source: Gift of Warren Dodgson
53 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Railroads, Railroad commission, Annual reports
Vermont Railroads Collection
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18 pages. Pamphlet. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Rutland Railroad, Railroads, Rutland Railroad
Railroad tracks from the Boston and Albany railroad station in Chatham, New York.
Topics: Rutland Railroad Company, Railroad tracks
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
Central Vermont Railroad station, with fresh coat of snow, sign on building "Insurance", Northfield, Vermont. This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Railroad stations, Northfield, Postcards
View of tilted railroad cars and other damage from the flood of November 5, 1927 in Montpelier, Vermont This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Floods, Montpelier (Vt.), Postcards
Vermont Railroads Collection
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4 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives.
Topics: Woodstock Railroad, Annual reports, Railroads
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Submerged railroad tracks in 1909 near the crossing that goes to Haverhill, New Hampshire from Newbury, Vermont. Several people are standing on a handcar on the tracks. This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
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Topics: Railroads, Natural disaster effects, Postcards
Postmarked Richmond, Feb. 1908 (?) and addressed to Miss M. L. Farrand, Essex, Vermont. The message says, "It snows here. The roads are bad up this way. When any of you come up bring Aunt some soda mint tablets." Railroad station in Richmond, Vermont, with Central Vermont caboose #56 on the tracks with a freight car and a Richmond sign on the end of the station. A bandstand is in the small park in the foreground with four park benches nearby and a fence next to the sidewalk. This is a...
Topics: Railroad stations, Richmond, Postcards
Vermont Railroads Collection
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Central Vermont Railway caboose 4014
Topics: Central Vermont Railway Co., Cabooses (Railroads)
Source: Gift of Warren Dodgson
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Derailed passenger cars partly submered in the Winooski River at West Berlin, near Montpelier, Vermont. Accident caused by the Flood of 1927. Heavy duty railroad crane and locomotive with railroad cars are in the background.
Topics: Railroad accidents, Vermont, West Berlin, Railroads, Natural disaster effects, Vermont
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
24 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Railroads, Burlington (Vt.)
Piles of marble slabs surround several large buildings of the Vermont Marble Company in West Rutland, Vermont. There are also a steam locomotive and several flatbed railroad cars loaded with blocks of marble. There is a derrick crane and boom at the lower right and on the left side. Mount Hanley is in the distance. This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Marble industry and trade, West Rutland (Vt.), Postcards
Vermont Railroads Collection
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Railroad station in Lewiston, Vermont, with two locomotives on adjoining tracks
Topics: Railroad stations, Vermont, Lewiston
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
Rutland Railroad locomotive 405 on bridge in East Wallingford.
Topics: Locomotives, Vermont, East Wallingford, Railroad bridges, Vermont, East Wallingford
Source: Gift of Warren Dodgson
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Damaged C. P. R. Depot, Passumpsic, Vermont, after the flood of Nov. 4, 1927 This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Passumpsic (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Railroad station, with onlookers waiting in horse-drawn carriage, and dirt road insterecting rail lines, Danville, Vermont. This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Railroad stations, Danville, Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Mailed to Mildred Peelor, Adam & School St, Bennington, Vermont. Postmarked August 29, 1916 Railroad station in North Bennington, Vermont, with a Rutland Railroad baggage car This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Railroad stations, North Bennington, Postcards
Washed out railroad bridge over the Otter Creek. Though labelled "Proctor, Vermont" this image appears to have been taken at Mead's Falls in Central Rutland, about 4 miles south of Proctor. This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
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Topics: Railroad bridges, Proctor (Vt.), Postcards, Rutland (Vt.)
Two workmen are standing by several steam boilers close to a set of steps leading down to the quarry. A flatbed railroad car is on tracks close to the quarry, and there is a windowless shed to the left. This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Marble industry and trade, West Rutland (Vt.), Postcards
Vermont Railroads Collection
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Construction of the Rutland-Canadian Railroad from Colchester, Vermont out on Lake Champlain to South Hero Island, using marble rip-rap. A very small locomotive says "O'Brien and Sheehan Contractors" on the side and there are temporary tracks running out to the causeway in the distance. The Rutland-Canadian Railroad was consolodated into the Rutland Railroad in 1901.
Topics: Rutland Railroad Company, Railroads, Design and construction
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
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Steam locomotive with passenger cars on the high bridge in Ludlow, Vermont, with a road in the foreground and a house next to the road, beyond the bridge.
Topics: Railroad bridges, Vermont, Ludlow
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
Vermont Railroads Collection
by Rutland Railway Corporation
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6 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Railroads, Rutland Railroad, Annual reports
Forty second annual report of the directors of the Rutland Railroad Company to the stockholders, for 1908, with details of the expenses, statistics, etc.  Includes a map of electric railway interests of the Mohawk Valley. This is a digital version of the original printed edition in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Rutland Railroad, Railroads
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Toppled locomotive on collapsed railroad bridge at Stoney Brook Bridge, south of Northfield. Accident occured on February 28, 1910, according to v. 2 of Railroads of Vermont. To the right is Vermont Central locomotive #200 with a flatbed car and a baggage car. A large ice jam is in the foreground. This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Railroad accidents, Vermont, Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Title supplied by cataloger Train wreck on October 8, 1910 near Northfield, Vermont, showing Central Vermont locomotive and a Boston & Maine freight car #772 This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Railroad accidents, Northfield, Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Title assigned by cataloger Railroad station in Burlington, Vermont, with trolley car and horse-drawn carriages in front This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Railroad stations, Burlington (Vt.), Postcards
Exterior view of the Woodbury Granite Co. buildings in Bethel, Vermont, with railroad tracks in the foreground and wooded hills in the background. This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Bethel (Vt.), Buildings, structures, etc., Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Postmarked Ludlow, Oct 20, 1922 and sent to A. P. Lawrence, Box 77, Clintonville, N. Y. View of many homes in Ludlow, Vermont, with two sets of railroad tracks on higher ground in the foreground This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Ludlow (Vt.), Buildings, structures, etc., Postcards
Railroad station in Grand Isle, Vermont, with locomotive on tracks and automobile next to the station.
Topics: Railroad stations, Vermont, Grand Isle
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
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Rutland Railroad combo car 260 in Ludlow
Topics: Railroads, Cars, Rutland Railroad Company
Source: Gift of Warren Dodgson
Vermont Railroads Collection
by The Rutland Corporation
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15 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Railroads, Rutland Railroad, Annual reports
56 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Railroads, Vermont judiciary, Law
15 pages. Includes details of expenses, statistics, etc. This is a digital version of the original printed edition in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Railroads, Rutland Railroad
Title supplied by cataloger Damaged railroad station and tracks at Proctor, Vermont, after flood of Nov. 4, 1927 This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Proctor (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Railroad station in Hardwick, Vermont, with several people on the platform and freight cars on the tracks. This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Railroad stations, Hardwick (Vt.), Postcards
Vermont Railroads Collection
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Submerged railroad tracks in 1909 near the crossing that goes to Haverhill, New Hampshire from Newbury, Vermont. A row of telephone poles stretches from the left foreground to the center background. Several persons are standing on a handcar in the background and one man is standing with a rifle on the railroad ties.
Topics: Railroads, Natural disaster effects, Vermont, Floods, Vermont, Railroad tracks
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
Bell and front end of Green Mountain Railroad diesel locomotive 405.
Topics: Green Mountain Railroad, Locomotives
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
A man is standing on a flatbed railroad car, under a large block of marble suspended from a big crane that is in the midst of large blocks of marble that are piled quite high. This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Marble industry and trade, West Rutland (Vt.), Postcards
Side-by-side railroad bridge, covered bridge, and highway bridge over the river
Topics: Railroad bridges, Vermont, Brattleboro
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
14 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Railroads, Rutland & Burlington Railroad, Annual reports
12 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Railroads, Rutland & Burlington Railroad, Annual reports
88 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Rutland & Burlington Railroad, Railroad law, Railroads
27 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College
Topics: Memorials, Railroads, Railroads
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Printed by Byron Y. Miller, Bethel, VT Railroad station in White River Junction, Vermont, with tracks in foreground and manually operated ball signal and signal tender's shack in center. This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Railroad stations, White River Junction, Postcards
Mailed to Mr. Harold Grover, Mayfield, New York. Electric street-railroad car station, with car at right, Fair Haven, Vermont. This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Street-railroads, Fair Haven, Postcards
Vermont Railroads Collection
by Howard Towsley
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Rutland Railroad locomotive 106 in the Rutland yard with attached coal tender and coal cars under the large coal tipple.
Topics: Locomotives, Vermont, Rutland, Railroads, Yards, Locomotives
Source: Gift of Steven Mumley
Vermont Railroads Collection
by Benning, Howe
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31 pages. Historical sketches and engravings. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Bennington (Vt.), Railroads, Bennington (Vt.)
Vermont Railroads Collection
by Rutland Railway Corporation
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9 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Railroads, Rutland Railroad, Annual reports
163 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Railroads, Vermont, Annual reports
Vermont Railroads Collection
by Draper, Simeon
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6 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Railroads, Troy & Rutland Railroad, Annual reports
Vermont Railroads Collection
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4 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives.
Topics: Woodstock Railroad, Annual reports, Railroads
Title supplied by cataloger Train wreck in Montpelier, Vermont, with collapsed railroad bridge and locomotive partly submerged in the river. This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Railroad accidents, Montpelier (Vt.), Postcards
Boston & Maine Railroad bridge (steel construction) over the Passumpsic River, with fields and house on hill above, Passumpsic, Vermont. This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Boston and Maine Railroad, Passumpsic (Vt.), Postcards
Postmarked June 3, 1936. Mailed to mrs. Arthur Ryan, East Main Road, Portsmouth, Rhode Island. "We are enjoying a short vacation in Maine. We quit our job May 15, asked for a raise and did not get it. Expect to return to Mass. next week to look for another job. My E. Pepperello Mass. address will always reach me. Sincerely, Masine L." Flooding at the railroad station in Bellows Falls, Vermont, with passenger cars on tracks, and bridges, a water tank and a smokestack in the background...
Topics: Railroad stations, Bellows Falls, Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Chester railroad station is on left, next to hardware store with several horses and carriages in front. A sign close to the railroad tracks says "Look Out for the Engine" and there is a restaurant to the right. This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Railroad stations, Chester, Postcards