Welcome, follow along with George Dutka in his journal which documents the additions and future thoughts for the HO scale White River Division model railroad and to his continuing historical New England railroad research. The White River Division is now in its 16th modeler's season. The "modeler's season" runs from November to April each year. Inspiration comes from the Boston and Maine, Rutland and Central Vermont Railway during the 1950's with additional posts by Don Janes and Peter Mumby.
Saturday, 25 April 2015
Snapshot - April 2015
The Montrealer #60 just north of Montpelier Jct., Vermont May 15, 1994.
I scanned some slides I took of the Montealer for the Ambassador recently. This view I thought I would share with you. I don't recall all the details of this chase but I do know I tried to stay ahead of the train as best I could stopping at stations along the line. Checking my old slides I did get a shot at Montpelier Jct. leaving well before the train. I was off to Waterbury hoping to beat the train there. I would then head straight to St. Albans station for another shot and then off to the Alburg trestle. As I got on the freeway at Montpelier I noted the train coming up behind me. At one point the tracks are close to the freeway. Since my camera was on my lap and I was traveling alone, I just aimed my camera at the mirror and snapped a shot. I would never know how the slide turned out till it got processed once my trip was over. To my surprise it looked a lot better than I thought it would. Could not find a view from Waterbury...guess the train won that race...George Dutka