Remembering the Rutland

Links to Like-Minded Sites:

Each of the following web sites has something to offer someone interested in the Rutland Railroad and New England railroading history in general.

Labors of Love - The Rutland and Beyond

Extisting Milk Cars Listing Milk car maven Rob Davis (he is moderator of the milktrain list on maintains this list of existing milk cars.
Canadian Branchline Miniatures Author and modeler Ian Wilson fondly recalls Canadian National branchline railroading in the 1950's. The scenery and operations remind me of the Rutland.
The Addison Railroad A look at the Addison Branch of the Rutland Railroad
The "Island Line" Tim Lavigne's site focuses on the Rutland's Champlain Islands Extension, both past and present.
Boston & Maine RR Historical Society The B&M was the Rutland's most important New England partner.   The B&MRRHS publishes the B&M Bullentin, an excellent journal of B&M history.
New York Central System Historical Society The NYC was the Rutland's "parent" for much of the early twentieth century and an important connection as well. The NYC influence lasted until the end.
Boston & Albany RR A web site dedicated to the Rutland's Chatham, NY connection
Central Vermont Railway Historical Society The Rutland's first cousin, another Vermont institution.
Ontario & Western Railway Historical Society If the Rutland had a kindred spirit the NYO&W was it!
Electric Railroads of Vermont Learn about Vermont's once-extensive network of trolley lines.
Rensselaer Railroad Heritage Exhibit Visit the Rutland in 1/87 scale.  This world-class model railroad is also based upon the D&H and New York Central circa the 1950's.

Middletown & New Jersey Railway Hist. Soc.

Another wonderful, heartfelt effort by Ron Vassallo and friends.

Railroading in the Northeast

Lots and lots of images, including Steamtown when it was in Bellows Falls, VT and at it's present home in Scranton, PA.

DL&W Sussex Branch Memorial

Dave Rutan's heartfelt rememberence of this charming, country branch of the Lackawanna Railroad. Great coverage of DL&W milk trains.

CN Lines SIG

Dedicated followers of  the Rutland's Rouses Point connection.

Wiscassett, Waterville & Faarmington

If you're a sucker like me for the Maine two-footers, the efforts of this group will warm your heart

Museums and Preservation

Danbury Railway Museum Home of an ever-increasing roster of Rutland equipment.
Railway Preservation News The online magazine of railway history and preservation.
Strasburg Railroad On the surface, an enjoyable tourist railroad.  Beneath the surface, a first class restoration shop with a few Rutland pieces in their care.
Existing Railroad Stations
in New York State
Includes still-extant Rutland structures.
Walker Transportation Museum Many great photo collections reside here. The site is being rebuilt the last time I looked.
Railroad Museum of New England Another museum located in Connecticut with an emphasis on preserving New England's railroad heritage.
O.Winston. Link Museum I have always admired this man and his work.
Wiscassett, Waterville & Farmington Railway If you're like me, you are a sucker for the Maine Two Footers. These folks are bringing it back to life on the original WW&F right-of-way.

Resources and Reference Material

Milk Train Data Pack John Nehrich's legendary resource is now available online...for a fee. If you are looking for back-issues of modeling or prototype magazines, this is the place.

The Antique Photo Store

Prints and sells a large variety of images made from glass negative, including railroad and other transportaion.  Look for the creamery and milk car images.
470 Railroad Club An informative monthly newsletter and a vast negative collection (from which prints can be ordered) are just two reasons to belong to the 470.
Jim Shaughnessy The book that started it all for many of us is available again direct from the author. Jim will autograph your copy for you.
Karen's Books Great selection, excellent prices and the ultimate in service.

The Rutland Today

Vermont Rail System Home page of the direct descendants of the Rutland Railroad
Causeway Park Recreation Trail A portion of the Champlain Islands Extension of the old Rutland is now a recreational trail.
Railroads of Vermont News, modeling and history.  Updated frequently with current events.
Champlain Rail Trail Provides information on the current proposal to convert the Burlington - Alburgh section of the Rutland into a rail-trail.

Modeling the Rutland

Bethlehem Car Works  

BCW markets and sells the remaining stock and future releases of Rutland Car Shops.

Highball Graphics

Manufacturer of decals of interest to the Rutland modeler, in both HO and O scales. Lots of milk car decals, and more are on the way!

Rutland Car Shops  

RCS was the source of many rolling stock and structure kits with a Rutland theme. They are now marketed by Bethlehem Car Works.

Jim Shaughnessy

The Rutland Road is back in print, as is Delaware & Hudson. Autographed copies are available direct from the author.

Steam Shack

Roger Dumas' hobby shop is located in --of all places-- Rutland, Vermont. Home of the exclusive HO scale Rutland PS-1 box car.

Vermont Hobby Depot

Located in Woodsville, Vermont. Lots of New England stuff.

Steve's Depot

Located in Burlington, MA, Steve's Depot is The Source for DCC components and factory-trained installation. Steve is a great guy, too!

Friends and Fellow Enthusiasts

Amherst Railway Society Modelers, historians, preservationists and hosts of the legendary train show at West Springfield, MA each February.
Bristol S Gaugers More than a couple devotees of the Rutland and the milk trains populate this club.


VRS's Scott Whitney and a gang of other familiar faces are involved with this interesting and entertaining site. Check it out!

Let's go surfin' now.....

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