Lyon Valley Northern

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

White River Junction. A hot bed between 11:00 AM and Noon

On the way home Lela and I stopped in New Hampshire to get some tax free scotch then headed west to White River Junction Vermont.  As you can see the leaves were just past their prime and the shy was overcast.  We wanted to get to the station at 11:00 so we could see the Vermonter heading south. 

 Arriving at the station we were quite pleased to see that the Green Mountain Dinner train was at the backside of the station.  they were boarding the leave peepers for the afternoon run,.  The platform was loaded with folks ready to board the Vermonter.
 This is taken from the north end of the platform.  The old B&M steam engine is in good repair under the protective roofing.
 Across the tracks there is this great old clapboard sided industry.  Lots of small town turn of the century character.
 New England Central power was sitting in the siding across from the station.
 I would imagine this is the power that runs from Newport all the way down to Bellows Falls.
 The Southbound AMTRAK Vermonter is at the road crossing approaching the station.
 Just about ready to stop with 2 car lengths to go.
 The train stopped.  The video camera in the window is taking pictures of me taking pictures.  Smile
 Alco RS1 running short hood forward
 I like this shot as the whole dinner train is in view.
Nice to see all this action in that 1 hour time frame.  I asked the station master about the light weathering on the Alco.  He smiled and said ...Yup: done with floquil's and a little bit of Bragdon's mixed with rubbing alcohol:)


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