Visiting the Vermont and Essex Railroad 2010...
|When entering the layout room the first scene you view is the south end of the CV St. Albans station.|
|A view on the north side of St. Albans station.|
|The Central Vermont Roundhouse scene in St. Albans, Vermont.|
|Viewing the B&M side of the White River Junction station is a interesting approach to modeling the scene.|
|Don Jane took this close-up photo of the WRJ station which views the details added to complete the scene.|
|An overall look at CV Essex Junction, Vermont. Note the clouds...a feature that is more impressive in person. I was told one member is assigned to backdrops...he is doing a great job.|
|The south end of Essex Jct. covered station as it looked in the 1950`s.|
|The work room is well stocked and impressive.|
After our tour we enjoyed a great French-Canadian meal with wine (both red and white) along with some great videos of CV steam. The V&E group normally went out for dinner after work nights. Constructing the diner came about after it became very costly to dine out so regularly. Now dinner and beverages are prepared on site in a railroad atmosphere.
|Here is a view of the lunch that our hosts offered us. That is Don Janes on the right.|
|This is how the diner car area of the layout looked when we arrived. Tables included red and white wine...when was the last time you visited a layout and was offered this type of service.|