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Encyclopedia > Central Vermont Railroad
Central Vermont Railway
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Reporting marks CV
Locale Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont and Quebec
Dates of operation 18481995
Track gauge 4 ftin (1435 mm) (standard gauge)
Headquarters
1879 map
1879 map

The Central Vermont Railway (AAR reporting mark CV) was a railroad that operated in the New England states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New York, as well as the Canadian province of Quebec. It connected Montreal, Quebec with New London, Connecticut using a route along the shores of Lake Champlain, through the Green Mountains and along the Connecticut River valley, as well as Montreal to Boston, Massachusetts, through a connection with the Boston and Maine Railroad at White River Junction Vermont. Image File history File links Logo of the Central Vermont Railway. ... The following are reporting marks assigned by the Association of American Railroads (AAR) to rail carriers operating in North America and the companies (railroads and rail equipment owners/operators) to which they were assigned. ... State nickname: The Constitution State Other U.S. States Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Governor M. Jodi Rell (R) Senators Chris Dodd (D) Joe Lieberman (D) Official language(s) English Area 14,371 km² (48th)  - Land 12,559 km²  - Water 1,809 km² (12. ... State nickname: Bay State Other U.S. States Capital Boston Largest city Boston Governor Mitt Romney (R) Senators Edward Kennedy (D) John Kerry (D) Official language(s) English Area 27,360 km² (44th)  - Land 20,317 km²  - Water 7,043 km² (25. ... State nickname: The Green Mountain State Other U.S. States Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Governor Jim Douglas (R) Senators Patrick Leahy (D) Jim Jeffords (I) Official language(s) None Area 24,923 km² (43th)  - Land 23,974 km²  - Water 949 km² (3. ... The first European explorer of what is now Quebec was Jacques Cartier, who planted a cross either in the Gaspé in 1534 or at Old Fort Bay on the Lower North Shore and sailed into the St. ... 1848 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rail gauge is the distance between two rails of a railroad. ... A foot (plural: feet) is a non-SI unit of distance or length, measuring around a third of a metre. ... Mid-19th century tool for converting between different standards of the inch An inch is an Imperial and U.S. customary unit of length. ... A millimetre (American spelling: millimeter, symbol mm) is an SI unit of length that is equal to one thousandth of a metre. ... As railways developed and expanded one of the key issues to be decided was that of the rail gauge (the distance between the two rails of the track) which should be used. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1860x2688, 1581 KB) 50% 1879 map of the Central Vermont Railroad from davidrumsey. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1860x2688, 1581 KB) 50% 1879 map of the Central Vermont Railroad from davidrumsey. ... 1879 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Categories: Organization stubs | Rail transport | Industry trade groups ... The following are reporting marks assigned by the Association of American Railroads (AAR) to rail carriers operating in North America and the companies (railroads and rail equipment owners/operators) to which they were assigned. ... While the states marked in red show the core of New England, the regions cultural influence may cover a greater or lesser area than shown. ... State nickname: The Constitution State Other U.S. States Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Governor M. Jodi Rell (R) Senators Chris Dodd (D) Joe Lieberman (D) Official language(s) English Area 14,371 km² (48th)  - Land 12,559 km²  - Water 1,809 km² (12. ... State nickname: Bay State Other U.S. States Capital Boston Largest city Boston Governor Mitt Romney (R) Senators Edward Kennedy (D) John Kerry (D) Official language(s) English Area 27,360 km² (44th)  - Land 20,317 km²  - Water 7,043 km² (25. ... State nickname: The Green Mountain State Other U.S. States Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Governor Jim Douglas (R) Senators Patrick Leahy (D) Jim Jeffords (I) Official language(s) None Area 24,923 km² (43th)  - Land 23,974 km²  - Water 949 km² (3. ... State nickname: The Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York City Governor George Pataki (R) Senators Charles Schumer (D) Hillary Rodham Clinton (D) Official languages None (English is de facto) Area 141,205 km² or 54,556 square miles (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water... The first European explorer of what is now Quebec was Jacques Cartier, who planted a cross either in the Gaspé in 1534 or at Old Fort Bay on the Lower North Shore and sailed into the St. ... This article needs cleanup. ... View of New London from across the Thames River New London, Connecticut is a city in New London County, at the mouth of the Thames River and on the northeastern shore of Long Island Sound. ... Landsat photo Lake Champlain, named for the French explorer Samuel de Champlain, who encountered it 1609, is a large lake in North America, mostly within the borders of the United States (states of Vermont and New York) but partially situated across the US-Canada border in Quebec. ... The Green Mountains may refer to: The Green Mountains in Vermont in the United States extending into southern Quebec in Canada. ... The Connecticut River as seen from the French King Bridge in western Massachusetts The Connecticut River is the largest river in New England, flowing south from the Connecticut Lakes in northern New Hampshire, along the border between New Hampshire and Vermont, through Western Massachusetts and central Connecticut into Long Island... For other instances of Boston, see Boston (disambiguation) Boston is the capital and largest city in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. ... The Boston & Maine (B&M) was the dominant railroad of the northern United States for a century. ...

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History

The Vermont Central Railroad was chartered October 31, 1843 to build a line across the center of Vermont, running from Burlington on Lake Champlain east to a point west of Montpelier and then southeast and south to Windsor on the Connecticut River. Construction began immediately, and the first section, from Hartford (just west of White River Junction) west to Bethel, opened on June 26, 1848. Subsequent sections opened to Roxbury September 17, 1848, Northfield October 10, 1848, Montpelier (including the branch from Montpelier Junction) June 20, 1849, Middlesex August 30, 1849, Waterbury September 29, 1849, and the full distance to Burlington December 31, 1849. The part along the Connecticut River from Hartford south to Windsor opened on February 13, 1849. October 31 is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 61 days remaining, as the final day of October. ... 1843 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... State nickname: The Green Mountain State Other U.S. States Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Governor Jim Douglas (R) Senators Patrick Leahy (D) Jim Jeffords (I) Official language(s) None Area 24,923 km² (43th)  - Land 23,974 km²  - Water 949 km² (3. ... Burlington, Vermont Burlington is a city in, and the shire town of, Chittenden County, Vermont. ... Landsat photo Lake Champlain, named for the French explorer Samuel de Champlain, who encountered it 1609, is a large lake in North America, mostly within the borders of the United States (states of Vermont and New York) but partially situated across the US-Canada border in Quebec. ... Vermont State House, Vermonts third on this site, built in 1859 Location in Vermont Founded  -Incorporated {{{incorporated}}}  County Washington County Mayor Mary Hooper Area  - Total  - Water 26. ... Windsor, Vermont Windsor is a town located in Windsor County, Vermont. ... The Connecticut River as seen from the French King Bridge in western Massachusetts The Connecticut River is the largest river in New England, flowing south from the Connecticut Lakes in northern New Hampshire, along the border between New Hampshire and Vermont, through Western Massachusetts and central Connecticut into Long Island... Hartford, Vermont Hartford is a town located in Windsor County, Vermont. ... White River Junction is a census-designated place and village in the town of Hartford located in Windsor County, Vermont. ... Bethel, Vermont Old mill buildings in Bethel, Vermont Bethel is a town located in Windsor County, Vermont. ... June 26 is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 188 days remaining. ... 1848 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Roxbury, Vermont Roxbury is a town located in Washington County, Vermont. ... September 17 is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years). ... 1848 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Northfield, Vermont Northfield is a town located in Washington County, Vermont. ... October 10 is the 283rd day of the year (284th in Leap years). ... 1848 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Vermont State House, Vermonts third on this site, built in 1859 Location in Vermont Founded  -Incorporated {{{incorporated}}}  County Washington County Mayor Mary Hooper Area  - Total  - Water 26. ... June 20 is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 194 days remaining. ... 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Middlesex, Vermont Middlesex is a town located in Washington County, Vermont. ... August 30 is the 242nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (243rd in leap years), with 123 days remaining. ... 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Waterbury, Vermont Waterbury is in Washington County in central Vermont. ... September 29 is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years). ... 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Burlington, Vermont Burlington is a city in, and the shire town of, Chittenden County, Vermont. ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The Connecticut River as seen from the French King Bridge in western Massachusetts The Connecticut River is the largest river in New England, flowing south from the Connecticut Lakes in northern New Hampshire, along the border between New Hampshire and Vermont, through Western Massachusetts and central Connecticut into Long Island... Hartford, Vermont Hartford is a town located in Windsor County, Vermont. ... Windsor, Vermont Windsor is a town located in Windsor County, Vermont. ... February 13 is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


The Vermont and Canada Railroad was chartered October 31, 1845 as a continuation of the Vermont Central north and west to Rouses Point, New York, splitting at Essex Junction (east of Burlington) and running north via St. Albans and Swanton. A branch split at Swanton and ran north to the border with Canada. On August 24, 1849, the Vermont Central leased the Vermont and Canada, and it was completed in 1851. However, the Vermont Central defaulted on rental payments, and the Vermont and Canada returned to its original owners on June 28, 1852. The lease was later reinstated. October 31 is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 61 days remaining, as the final day of October. ... 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Rouses Point is a village located in Clinton County, New York. ... Essex Junction is a village located in Chittenden County, Vermont. ... Burlington, Vermont Burlington is a city in, and the shire town of, Chittenden County, Vermont. ... St. ... Swanton, Vermont Swanton is a town located in Franklin County, Vermont. ... August 24 is the 236th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (237th in leap years), with 129 days remaining. ... 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1851 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... (Some entries on this page have been duplicated on August 1. ... 1852 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


The Montreal and Vermont Junction Railway was chartered in 1860 and opened in the 1860s, extending the Vermont and Canada's branch from the national border north to St. Johns, Quebec on the Grand Trunk Railway's Montreal and Champlain Railroad. From opening it was operated as an extension of the Vermont and Canada. 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... // Events and trends Technology The First Transcontinental Railroad in the United States is built in the six year period between 1863 and 1869. ... Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu is a city in Quebec, Canada about 50 km southeast of Montreal. ... Grand Trunk Railway logo or herald The Grand Trunk Railway (GTR) was a historic railway system headquartered in Montreal, Quebec which operated in the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario, as well as the U.S. states of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. ...


The Sullivan County Railroad continued south from Windsor to Bellows Falls, where it met the Cheshire Railroad towards Boston. At first it was operated by the Central Vermont, but later the Boston and Maine Railroad gained control of it, giving trackage rights to the Central Vermont. Similarly, the Vermont Valley Railroad, running south from Bellows Falls to the New London Northern Railroad in Brattleboro, was originally owned by the Rutland Railroad and later by the B&M. Windsor, Vermont Windsor is a town located in Windsor County, Vermont. ... Bellows Falls is an incorporated village located in the town of Rockingham in Windham County, Vermont. ... Nickname: Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe), Athens of America Location in Massachusetts Founded  -Incorporated  September 17, 1630  1820, as a city County  Suffolk County Mayor  Thomas Menino (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water  232. ... The Boston & Maine (B&M) was the dominant railroad of the northern United States for a century. ... A union station or union terminal is a train station where tracks and facilities are shared by two or more railway companies, allowing passengers to connect conveniently between them. ... In 1988 the Interstate Commerce Commission ordered the B&M to sell the 48. ... The New London Northern Railroad was a part of the Central Vermont Railway from New London, Connecticut north to Brattleboro, Vermont. ... Brattleboro, Vermont Brattleboro is a town located in Windham County, Vermont. ... The Rutland Railroad was a small railroad in the north-eastern United States, primarily in the state of Vermont but extending into the state of New York. ...


In 1867 the Vermont Central leased the Stanstead, Shefford and Chambly Railroad, running east from St. Johns to Waterloo. The Waterloo and Magog Railway was later built as an extension from Waterloo south to Magog. 1867 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu is a city in Quebec, Canada about 50 km southeast of Montreal. ... Magog is a town in southeastern Quebec, Canada at the confluence of Lac Memphrémagog, with the Rivière au Saumon and the Magog River in the Regional County Municipality of Memphrémagog. ...


The Vermont Central leased the Ogdensburgh and Lake Champlain Railroad on March 1, 1870, extending its line from Rouses Point west to Ogdensburg. On January 1, 1871, the Vermont Central leased the Rutland Railroad system, giving it routes from Burlington to Bellows Falls and Chatham, New York. The New London Northern Railroad was leased on December 1, 1871. On November 2, 1872 the name was changed to the Central Vermont Railroad. March 1 is the 60th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (61st in leap years). ... 1870 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Rouses Point is a village located in Clinton County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 2,277. ... Ogdensburg is a city located in St. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1871 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The Rutland Railroad was a small railroad in the north-eastern United States, primarily in the state of Vermont but extending into the state of New York. ... Burlington, Vermont Burlington is a city in, and the shire town of, Chittenden County, Vermont. ... Bellows Falls is an incorporated village located in the town of Rockingham in Windham County, Vermont. ... Chatham (village), New York, Village in New York, USA Chatham (town), New York, Town in New York, USA Chatham (town), Massachusetts, town in Massachusetts This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The New London Northern Railroad was a part of the Central Vermont Railway from New London, Connecticut north to Brattleboro, Vermont. ... December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1871 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... November 2 is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 59 days remaining. ... 1872 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


The Missisquoi Railroad was leased in July 1873, providing a branch from St. Albans northeast to Richford. It was operated until November 15, 1877, when the Connecticut and Passumpsic Rivers Railroad took it over. The company was reorganized in December 1886 as the Missisquoi Valley Railway, and was once again leased to the Central Vermont. July is the seventh month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 1873 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calaber). ... St. ... Richford, Vermont Richford is a town located in Franklin County, Vermont. ... November 15 is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 46 days remaining. ... 1877 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... December is the twelfth and last month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 1886 is a common year starting on Friday (click on link to calendar) // Events January 18 - Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. ...


The Montpelier and White River Railroad opened in 1876 and was leased to the Central Vermont, running from the end of the Montpelier Branch south to and beyond Barre. 1876 is a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Vermont State House, Vermonts third on this site, built in 1859 Location in Vermont Founded  -Incorporated {{{incorporated}}}  County Washington County Mayor Mary Hooper Area  - Total  - Water 26. ... Barre City, Vermont Barre is a city located in Washington County, Vermont. ...


The Consolidated Railway was formed on June 30, 1884 to consolidate the Central Vermont and Vermont and Canada and to settle litigation between the two companies. A new Central Vermont Railroad was formed on July 1, 1884 to take over from the Consolidated Railway. June 30 is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 184 days remaining, and the last day of June. ... 1884 is a leap year starting on Tuesday (click on link to calendar). ... A lawsuit is a civil action brought before a court in order to recover a right, obtain damages for an injury, obtain an injunction to prevent an injury, or obtain a declaratory judgment to prevent future legal disputes. ... July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... 1884 is a leap year starting on Tuesday (click on link to calendar). ...

1887 map with connections
1887 map with connections

In 1889 the Burlington and Lamoille Railroad was reorganized as the Burlington and Lamoille Valley Railroad and leased by the Central Vermont. This provided a branch from Essex Junction to Cambridge Junction on the Lamoille Valley Railroad, and a quickly-abandoned redundant line from Essex Junction west to Burlington. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (8685x4636, 13019 KB) 50% 1887 map of the Central Vermont Railroad from davidrumsey. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (8685x4636, 13019 KB) 50% 1887 map of the Central Vermont Railroad from davidrumsey. ... 1887 is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar). ... 1889 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Essex Junction is a village located in Chittenden County, Vermont. ... map The Portland and Ogdensburg Railroad was a railroad planned to connect Portland, Maine to Ogdensburg, New York. ... Burlington, Vermont Burlington is a city in, and the shire town of, Chittenden County, Vermont. ...


The Montreal and Province Line Railway was formed in 1896 as a reorganization of the Montreal, Portland and Boston Railroad. Originally planned as a branch of the Portland and Ogdensburg Railroad to Montreal, and operated by the Connecticut and Passumpsic Rivers Railroad, it was taken over by the Central Vermont upon reorganization. The main line ran from the Grand Trunk Railway's Montreal and Champlain Railroad at St. Lambert, across the St. Lawrence River from Montreal, southeast to Farnham on the Stanstead, Shefford and Chambly Railroad, with an extension continuing southeast to Frelighsburg. A branch went east from Mariesville to St. Cesarie. 1896 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... map The Portland and Ogdensburg Railroad was a railroad planned to connect Portland, Maine to Ogdensburg, New York. ... Montreal courthouse in 1880. ... Grand Trunk Railway logo or herald The Grand Trunk Railway (GTR) was a historic railway system headquartered in Montreal, Quebec which operated in the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario, as well as the U.S. states of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. ... Saint-Lambert, Quebec is a borough of the city of Longueuil, on the south shore of Montreal, and on the bank of the St. ... The Saint Lawrence River (French fleuve Saint-Laurent) is a large west-to-east flowing river in the middle latitudes of North America, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. ...


In 1896 the Central Vermont entered receivership, and the Rutland Railroad was separated. The Grand Trunk Railway bought the bankrupt company on March 20. The Ogdensburgh and Lake Champlain Railroad lease ended in 1898, and that company was leased by the Rutland in 1901. The Central Vermont Railroad was sold at foreclosure on March 21, 1899, and was reorganized as the Central Vermont Railway on May 1. 1896 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Bankruptcy is a legally declared inability or impairment of ability of an individual or organization to pay their creditors. ... The Rutland Railroad was a small railroad in the north-eastern United States, primarily in the state of Vermont but extending into the state of New York. ... Grand Trunk Railway logo or herald The Grand Trunk Railway (GTR) was a historic railway system headquartered in Montreal, Quebec which operated in the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario, as well as the U.S. states of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. ... March 20 is the 79th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (80th in Leap years). ... 1898 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1901 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Foreclosure is the legal proceeding in which a bank or other secured creditor sells or repossesses a piece of real property due to the owners failure to comply on its promissory note. ... March 21 is the 80th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (81st in leap years). ... 1899 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... May 1 is the 121st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (122nd in leap years). ...


On July 12, 1920, the entire Grand Trunk system was placed under the control of a "Board of Management" by the federal Department of Railways and Canals in Canada after several years of financial difficulties. After several years of legal battles by Grand Trunk shareholders, intent on preventing the federal government from nationalizing the company, the company was nationalized on January 20, 1923 and fully merged into the Crown corporation Canadian National Railway. July 12 is the 193rd day (194th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 172 days remaining. ... 1920 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events WIKIPEDIA EATS VAGINA January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... The Department of Railways and Canals is a former department of the Government of Canada. ... Nationalization or Nationalisation is the act of taking assets into state ownership. ... January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1923 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... In Commonwealth countries a Crown corporation is a state-controlled company or enterprise (a public corporation). ... Canadian National Railways logo or herald (used pre-1960) Network Map of Canadian National Railway The Canadian National Railway (CN; AAR reporting marks CN, CNA, CNIS), known as Canadian National Railways (CNR) between 1918 and 1960, and Canadian National/Canadien National (CN) from 1960 to present, is a Canadian Class...


CN and NECR: 1923-present

On December 12, 1927 the Central Vermont Railway entered receivership again, and was reorganized January 31, 1930 to form a new company of the same name. December 12 is the 346th day (347th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1927 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Bankruptcy is a legally declared inability or impairment of ability of an individual or organization to pay their creditors. ... January 31 is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1930 (MCMXXX) is a common year starting on Wednesday. ...


Under the Grand Trunk and later the Canadian National, the Central Vermont system saw many of its unprofitable branch lines abandoned. The CN continued to operate the CV as a modestly successful system, however in the process leading up to the privatization of the CN, which took place on November 28, 1995, several non-core routes were identified for sale - one of these being the CV. Privatization (sometimes privatisation, denationalization, or, especially in India, disinvestment) is the process of transferring property, from public ownership to private ownership and/or transferring the management of a service or activity from the government to the private sector. ... November 28 is the 332nd day (333rd on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On February 3, 1995 the CN sold the CV mainline from New London, Connecticut to East Alburg, Vermont to shortline operating company RailTex, which renamed the property New England Central Railroad and continues to operate the line much as before. February 3 is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... View of New London from across the Thames River New London, Connecticut is a city in New London County, at the mouth of the Thames River and on the northeastern shore of Long Island Sound. ...


External links

  • Central Vermont Railway Historical Society
  • The Central Vermont Railway at George Elwood's Fallen Flags site

References

  • Railroad History Database
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Major railroad systems in New England, pre-1930s
Bangor and Aroostook - Boston and Albany (NYC) - Boston and Maine - Canadian Pacific - Central Vermont (CN) - Grand Trunk (CN) - Maine Central - New Haven - Rutland


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Current (operating) Class I railroads of North America

United States: AMTK, BNSF, CSXT, GTW, KCS, NS, SOO, UP - Canada: CN, CP, VIA - Mexico: FXE, TFM A Class I railroad (also called a Class 1 railroad) is a member of the largest class of railroads in North America. ... Amtrak is the trademark name of the intercity passenger train system created on May 1, 1971 in the United States. ... The BNSF Railway (AAR reporting mark BNSF) NYSE: BNI, headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, and established as a result of a 1995 merger between the parent companies of the Burlington Northern Railroad and the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, is one of the largest railroad networks in North America... CSX Transportation (AAR reporting mark CSXT) is a Class I railroad in the United States, owned by CSX Corporation. ... The Grand Trunk Corporation is the holding company for the Canadian National Railways properties in the United States, but the Association of American Railroads has considered it to be a Class I railroad since fiscal year 2002. ... The Kansas City Southern Railway (AAR reporting mark KCS) is a United States-based Class I railroad operating over 3,130 track miles in 10 central and southeastern states. ... The Norfolk Southern Railway (AAR reporting mark NS), usually called Norfolk Southern, is a major Class I railroad in the United States, owned by the Norfolk Southern Corporation. ... Categories: Rail stubs | Defunct railroad companies of the United States | Illinois railroads | Michigan railroads | Minnesota railroads | North Dakota railroads | South Dakota railroads | Wisconsin railroads ... The Union Pacific Railroad NYSE: UNP is the largest railroad in the United States. ... Canadian National Railways logo or herald (used pre-1960) Network Map of Canadian National Railway The Canadian National Railway (CN; AAR reporting marks CN, CNA, CNIS), known as Canadian National Railways (CNR) between 1918 and 1960, and Canadian National/Canadien National (CN) from 1960 to present, is a Canadian Class... The Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR; AAR reporting marks CP, CPAA, CPI), known as CP Rail between 1968 and 1996, is a Canadian Class I railway operated by Canadian Pacific Railway Limited. ... VIA Rail Canada (also referred to as VIA Rail and VIA; pronounced vee-ah) is an independent Crown corporation offering intercity passenger rail services in Canada. ... Ferromex, a contraction of Ferrocarril Mexico or Mexican Railroad, is a private rail consortium that operates the largest railroad by mileage in Mexico. ... Transportación Ferroviaria Mexicana (Mexican Rail Transportation) is the name of a company dedicated to freight transportation using rail in the North Eastern part of Mexico. ...

Former or fallen flag Class I railroads of the United States (Detailed list)

ACL, ACY, AD, AGS, AA, ASAB, ATSF, AWP, BAR, BLE, BM, BN, BO, BRI, BSLW, CA, CAGY, CBQ, CEI, CG, CGW, CI, CIM, CMO, CNJ, CNTP, CNW, CO, CR, CRP, CRR, CS, CV, CW, CWC, DH, DLW, DM, DMIR, DRGW, DSA, DSL, DTI, DTS, DWP, EJE, EL, ERIE, FEC, FWD, GA, GBW, GCSF, GF, GMN, GMO, GN, GSF, GTW, IC, ICG, IGN, ITC, KOG, LA, LAT, LIRR, LHR, LN, LNE, LSI, LV, MEC, MGA, MI, MILW, MKT, MON, MP, MSC, MSTL, MTR, MV, NC, NH, NKP, NNE, NOTM, NP, NW, NWP, NYC, NYCN, NYSW, OCAA, OE, OT, OW, PC, PLE, PM, PRR, PRSL, PSF, PSN, PWV, RDG, RFP, RI, RUT, SAL, SAUG, SBD, SBM, SCL, SLSF, SI, SIR, SN, SOU, SP, SPS, SSFT, SSW, TAG, TC, TM, TN, TNO, TP, TPW, UTAH, VGN, WA, WAB, WC, WLE, WM, WP, YMV A fallen flag, in United States railroaders and railfans terminology, is a railroad company no longer in existence due to bankruptcy or merger. ... As of 2004 a Class I railroad in the United States has an operating revenue exceeding $277. ... The Atlantic Coast Line Railroad (AAR reporting mark ACL) was an American railroad that existed between 1880s and 1967, when it merged with the Seaboard Air Line Railroad, its longtime rival, to form the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad. ... The Akron, Canton and Youngstown Railroad (AAR reporting mark ACY) was a class I railroad that existed between 1907 and 1964. ... The Alabama Great Southern Railroad Company, Ltd. ... The Ann Arbor Railroad (AAR reporting mark AA) is an American railroad that operates between Ann Arbor, Michigan and Toledo, Ohio. ... An old logo for the line, which reached Atlanta, Georgia via trackage rights on the Central of Georgia Railway. ... The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (AAR reporting mark ATSF), often abbreviated as Santa Fe, was one of the largest railroads in the United States. ... The Atlanta and West Point Railroad (AWP) was originally chartered in 1847 and the section from Newnan to West Point was chartered in December 1849. ... The Bangor and Aroostook Railroad or BAR is a defunct United States railroad company, that formerly operated lines in northern Maine. ... The Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad (B≤ AAR reporting mark BLE) was a railroad company operating mainly in western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio. ... The Boston & Maine (B&M) was the dominant railroad of the northern United States for a century. ... Categories: Rail stubs | Defunct railroad companies of the United States | California railroads | Colorado railroads | Idaho railroads | Illinois railroads | Iowa railroads | Kansas railroads | Kentucky railroads | Minnesota railroads | Missouri railroads | Montana railroads | Nebraska railroads | North Dakota railroads | Oregon railroads | South Dakota railroads | Washington railroads | Wisconsin railroads | Wyoming railroads ... 1876 map The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) is one of the oldest railroads in the United States, with an original line from the port of Baltimore, Maryland west to the Ohio River at Wheeling, West Virginia and Parkersburg, West Virginia. ... 1885 map The Alton Railroad was the final name of a railroad linking Chicago, Illinois to Alton, St. ... The Columbus and Greenville Railway (AAR reporting mark CAGY) was founded in 1975 to operate divested Illinois Central trackage across the state of Mississippi. ... The Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (AAR reporting mark CBQ) was a railroad that operated in the Midwestern United States. ... The Chicago and Eastern Illinois (AAR reporting mark CEI) was a Class I railroad that linked Chicago to southern Illinois, St. ... The Central of Georgia Railway was constructed to join the Macon & Western Railroad at Macon, Georgia to the Atlantic coastal railroads at Savannah, Georgia. ... The Chicago Great Western Railway (AAR reporting mark CGW) was a Class I railroad that linked Chicago, Minneapolis, Omaha, and Kansas City. ... The Chicago and Illinois Midland Railway (AAR reporting mark CIM) was a Class I railroad in the United States, serving Peoria, Springfield and Taylorville, Illinois. ... The Chicago and North Western Railway (AAR reporting marks: CNW, CNWS, CNWZ; unofficial abbreviation: C&NW) was a Class I railroad in the United States. ... alternate logo The Central Railroad Company of New Jersey, more commonly known as the Jersey Central Lines, or CNJ, was a regional railroad with origins in the 1830s, lasting until 1976 when it was absorbed into Conrail with the other bankrupt railroads of the Northeast. ... The Cincinnati, New Orleans and Texas Pacific Railway (AAR reporting mark CNTP) is a railroad that runs from Cincinnati, Ohio to Chattanooga, Tennessee. ... The Chicago and North Western Railway (AAR reporting marks: CNW, CNWS, CNWZ; unofficial abbreviation: C&NW) was a Class I railroad in the United States. ... The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (C&O) was a Class I railroad formed in 1869 in Virginia from many smaller railroads begun in the 19th century. ... Conrail, officially known as the Consolidated Rail Corporation, is an American railroad company. ... The Central Railroad of Pennsylvania was an attempt by the Central Railroad of New Jersey to avoid certain New Jersey taxes on their Pennsylvania lines. ... The Clinchfield Railroad (AAR reporting mark CRR) was a former freight and passenger railroad which operated in Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee and North and South Carolina. ... ... The Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Company (DL&W or Lackawanna) (AAR reporting mark DLW) was a railroad connecting Pennsylvanias Lackawanna Valley, rich in anthracite coal, to New York City, Buffalo and Oswego, New York. ... Categories: Rail stubs | Minnesota railroads | Wisconsin railroads ... The Denver and Rio Grande Railroad (DRG or D&RG) generally referred to as the Rio Grande, became the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad (DRGW or D&RGW) in 1920. ... The Denver, Northwestern and Pacific Railway was a U.S. railroad company incorporated on July 18, 1902 by David H. Moffat, Walter S. Cheesman, William G. Evans, Charles J. Hughes, Jr. ... The Detroit, Toledo and Ironton Railroad (DT&I, AAR reporting mark DTI) was a railroad that operated between its namesake cities in Michigan and Ohio between 1905 and 1982. ... Categories: Rail stubs | Minnesota railroads ... Categories: Rail stubs | Illinois railroads | Indiana railroads ... The Erie Lackawanna Railroad (AAR reporting mark EL) was formed from the 1960 merger of the Erie Railroad and the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad. ... The Erie Railroad (AAR reporting mark ERIE) was a railroad that operated in New York State, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois, connecting New York City with Lake Erie, and extending west to Cleveland, Ohio, Cincinnati, Ohio and Chicago, Illinois. ... The Florida East Coast Railway (AAR reporting mark FEC) is a Class II railroad operating in the US state of Florida; in the past, it has been a Class I railroad. ... The Georgia Railroad (AAR reporting mark GA) was originally chartered in 1833 starting in Augusta, Georgia it was completed into Atlanta by Chief Engineer J. Edgar Thomson in 1845 and Richard Peters was its first superintendent. ... Categories: Rail stubs | Defunct railroad companies of the United States | Defunct companies | Wisconsin railroads ... On April 14, 1995, the Georgia and Florida Railroad began operations on the following lines that it had acquired from Norfolk Southern:[1] Moultrie lines - Ganor, Georgia to Schley Junction, Georgia and Norman Junction, Georgia to Moultrie, Georgia Valdosta-Nashville line - Valdosta, Georgia to Nashville, Georgia Camilla line - 2. ... The Gulf, Mobile and Ohio ( AAR reporting mark GMO) was a railroad carrier in the central United States, with its primary routes from Chicago to Mobile, Alabama and Kansas City, Missouri. ... A Great Northern train pauses for the photographer four miles west of Minot, North Dakota in 1914. ... Grand Trunk Western Railroad logo or herald (used 1960-1995) CNs principal U.S. subsidiary The Grand Trunk Western Railroad (GTWR, GT post-1960, AAR reporting mark GTW) is a U.S. railroad and primary subsidiary of Canadian National Railway (CN). ... The Illinois Central (AAR reporting mark IC) was a railroad carrier in the central United States, with its primary routes from Chicago to New Orleans and Sioux Falls. ... The Illinois Central (AAR reporting mark IC) was a railroad carrier in the central United States, with its primary routes from Chicago to New Orleans and Sioux Falls. ... The International-Great Northern Railroad Company was a major component of the Missouri Pacific lines in Texas. ... The Illinois Terminal Railroad (AAR reporting mark ITC) was a railroad carrier in Illinois. ... The Louisiana and Arkansas Railway (AAR reporting mark LA) was a railroad that operated in the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. ... The Long Island Rail Road or LIRR is a railroad that serves the length of Long Island, New York. ... The Lehigh and Hudson River Railway (L&HR) was the smallest of the six component railroads that were merged into Conrail. ... Chartered by the state of Kentucky in 1850, the L&N, as it was generally known, grew into one of the great success stories of American business. ... The Lehigh and New England Railroad (AAR reporting mark LNE) was a connection from northeastern Pennsylvania towards the Poughkeepsie Bridge across the Hudson River. ... 1884 map of the Pennsylvania, Reading and Lehigh Valley Railroads The Delaware, Lehigh, Schuylkill and Susquehanna Railroad Company (AAR reporting mark LV) was incorporated April 21, 1846 in Pennsylvania. ... 1923 map The Maine Central Railroad was a railroad in central Maine. ... The Monongahela Railway (AAR reporting mark MGA) was a coal-hauling short line railroad in Pennsylvania and West Virginia in the United States. ... The Milwaukee Road, officially the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. ... The Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (known as the MKT, or Katy) began as the Union Pacific Railway, Southern Branch (unrelated to the Union Pacific Railroad) in 1865. ... The Monon Railroad (AAR reporting marks CIL, MON), also known as the Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville Railway from 1897-1956, operated almost entirely within the state of Indiana. ... Missouri Pacific (MoPac; AAR reporting mark MP) was the first American railroad west of the Mississippi River. ... Montour Railroad is a former short line railroad company operating passenger and freight service on standard gauge track in southwestern Pennsylvania. ... The Midland Valley extended from Fort Smith, Arkansas to Wichita, Kansas prior to its purchase by Missouri Pacifics Texas & Pacific. ... NC&StL Steam Engine 576, now displayed in Centennial Park in Nashville This famous Southern railroad began as the Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad, chartered in Nashville in December 1845 and was the first railway to operate in the state of Tennessee. ... The New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad (AAR reporting mark NH) was a railroad that operated in the northeast United States. ... The New York, Chicago and St. ... Northern Pacific Railway Categories: Stub | Defunct railroad companies of the United States | Idaho railroads | Minnesota railroads | Montana railroads | North Dakota railroads | Oregon railroads | Washington railroads | Wisconsin railroads ... Norfolk and Western Railway - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The Northwestern Pacific Railroad (NWP) was a regional railroad serving the Redwood Empire of Northern California. ... 1918 map The New York Central Railroad (AAR reporting mark NYC), known simply as the New York Central in its publicity, was a railroad operating in the North-Eastern United States. ... The New York Connecting Railroad or NYCR is a rail line in Queens, New York City. ... The New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway (NYS&W), also known as the Susie-Q, is a freight railway that runs from Bergen, Hudson and Passaic counties in northern New Jersey northwest through Binghamton, New York with northern termini in Syracuse and Utica. ... Oregon Electric Railway was an interurban railroad line that linked Portland, Oregon to Eugene, Oregon. ... The New York, Ontario and Western Railway, more commonly known as the O&W or NYO&W, was a regional railroad with origins in 1868, lasting until 1957 when it was ordered liquidated by a US bankruptcy judge. ... The Penn Central Transportation Company, normally called Penn Central, was an American railroad company, headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and formed by the merger on February 1, 1968 of the Pennsylvania Railroad and the New York Central Railroad; the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad was added to the merger... The Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad (P&LE) ( AAR reporting mark PLE), also known as the Little Giant, was formed on May 11, 1875. ... The Pere Marquette Railway (AAR reporting mark PM) was a railroad that operated in the Great Lakes region of the United States. ... 1911 map The Pennsylvania Railroad (AAR reporting mark PRR) was an American railroad existing 1846–1968, after which it merged into Penn Central Transportation. ... Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines (PRSL) was a joint venture of the Pennsylvania Railroad and Reading Railroad in southern New Jersey. ... The Pittsburg, Shawmut and Northern Railroad (AAR reporting mark PS&N) also known as the Shawmut Line, was a former short line railroad company operating passenger and freight service on standard gauge track in central Pennsylvania and western New York. ... The P&WV formed a connection between the Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway and Western Maryland Railway. ... 1923 map The Reading Company (AAR reporting mark RDG), usually called the Reading Railroad, and officially known as the Philadelphia and Reading Rail Road and then the Philadelphia and Reading Railway until 1924, operated in southeast Pennsylvania and neighboring states. ... Categories: Rail stubs | Defunct railroad companies of the United States | Defunct companies | District of Columbia railroads | Virginia railroads ... The Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (AAR reporting mark RI) was a Class I railroad in the United States. ... The Rutland Railroad was a small railroad in the north-eastern United States, primarily in the state of Vermont but extending into the state of New York. ... The Seaboard Air Line Railroad (AAR reporting mark SAL) was an American railroad that existed between 1880s and 1967, when it merged with the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, its longtime rival, to form the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad. ... Categories: Stub | Defunct railroad companies of the United States | Defunct companies | District of Columbia railroads | Florida railroads | Georgia railroads | North Carolina railroads | South Carolina railroads | Virginia railroads ... Categories: Stub | Defunct companies | Defunct railroad companies of the United States | District of Columbia railroads | Florida railroads | Georgia railroads | North Carolina railroads | South Carolina railroads | Virginia railroads ... The St. ... Staten Island Railway (SIR) or Staten Island Rapid Transit (SIRT) is a rapid transit line operating in the Borough of Staten Island, New York City, USA. It began, like the BMT lines to Coney Island, as a typical railway, but it now uses subway cars (R44). ... The Southern Railway (AAR designation SOU) was the product of nearly 150 predecessor lines that were combined, reorganized and recombined since the 1830s. ... The Southern Pacific Railroad (AAR reporting mark SP) was an American railroad. ... Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway coach at Snoqualmie, Washington (Northwest Railway Museum collection) The Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway was a United States-based railroad incorporated in 1905. ... The St. ... The Tennessee Central Railway Company was founded in 1884 as The Nashville and Knoxville Railroad Company. ... On 1 January 2005, Kansas City Southern (KCS) took control of The Texas Mexican Railway Company (Tex Mex) and the U.S. portion of the International Bridge in Laredo, Texas. ... Map The Texas and Northern Railway is an eight-mile (13 km) railroad connecting Lone Star, Texas to the former Louisiana and Arkansas Railway, now a line of the Kansas City Southern Railway, between Daingerfield and Hughes Springs. ... The Texas and Pacific Railway Company (known as the T&P) was created by federal charter in 1871 with the purpose of building a southern transcontinental railroad between Marshall, Texas and San Diego, California. ... Utah Railway, railway in the American state of Utah. ... The Virginian Railway (AAR reporting mark VGN) was a Class 1 railroad located in Virginia and West Virginia in the United States. ... The Western Railway of Alabama (WRA), also known as the Montgomery and West Point Railroad, ran from a junction near Selma, Alabama through Montgomery, Alabama to West Point, Georgia. ... Categories: Rail stubs | Defunct railroad companies of the United States | Illinois railroads | Indiana railroads | Ohio railroads ... There were two Wisconsin Central railroads that ran through Wisconsin and neighboring states. ... The Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway (WLE)s oldest predecessor rail line began in Ohio, with the organization of the Carroll County Rail Road on March 9, 1850. ... The Western Maryland Railway ( AAR reporting mark WM) was an American Class I railroad which operated in Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. ... The Western Pacific Railroad (AAR reporting mark WP) was a Class I railroad in the United States. ...


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