Saturday, January 26, 2008

Holga -Rural Train Station

Amtrak Rail Company no longer has personnel manning many of their rural stations. This station isn't very old. It sits at the edge of a strip mall surrounded by other abandoned buildings.

Sign at the Rutland, Vermont Amtrak Station.

This realtively new building looks so forlorn and sitting across the train tracks is another abandoned building.

Snow on the tracks. In winter the train is used by skiers going to the nearby Killington ski area.

The sign on the door reads: Station is no longer served by Agents. Ticketing services no long available. We apologize for any in convenience. AMTRAK 1-800-USA-RAIL.

I like the irony of the sign.

At least there's a bench to sit on while waiting for the train. There is twice daily train service. One must reserve tickets by phone or online before hand.

Below is a Vermont Railway freight train.

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