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Vermont Railroads

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Vermont Railroads
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, October 29, 2003 8:45 PM
I'm kinda new here, but i'm in the process of constructing my first layout[:D], a simple 4x8. I am modeling the Green Mountain railroad line in central Vermont, and was exctatic when i saw atlas' new release of a GMR and VTR GP-40. What i would like to know is if anyone has anymore information, or would know where i could get some more information on the railraods(past and present)of northern new england, especially vermont. Any info would be great!!!
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, October 29, 2003 10:08 PM
Try these websites I've found through Google.com, they are some of the best I know of:

www.vermontrailrailway.com
www.cvrhs.com
http://www.vermonthobbydepot.com/vrs.html
http://www.trainweb.org/trains/vtr.html
www.railpictures.net
http://gcdranet.homelinux.com/davehonan/vt/vtr.html

Good luck modeling this most excellent shortline! The Vermont Rail System offers some outstanding modeling possibilities with such scenic beauty, interesting and attractive paint schemes on a nice mix of motive power and a variety of operations.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, December 3, 2003 4:22 PM
Johnny,
I am planning a layout based on the Vermont and Green Mountain railway myself. the links listed above will help. those are the one i have used so far. Let me know how you make out finding rolling stock with the vermont railway logo...they are hard to come by but there are some out there. I have three diesels and am going to get a fourth this weekend if all goes well. Keep me posted with any pictures or updates! Good luck!!
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, December 8, 2003 4:14 PM
I have the rolling stock problem as well. The way i look at it, if i cant find enough variety i will just make my own. Microscale decals (http://www.microscale.com/) has decals for the GMRC and almost any other road you can think of. When i get my scenery done (which may be a while[;)]) i will invest in some new roling stock and one or more locos. Do you know what the deal is with the new Atlas GMRC loco-i couldnt find it on their website or any online retailers. I did find it a show, but i think i could get it cheaper online if i could find it. Well good luck, and i will post some pics of my project as progress is made.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, December 9, 2003 2:28 PM
Are you talking about the GP-40? I have one of the VTR ones and one of the GMR ones as well. I found them at a show and one at my local hobby shop. I paid 100 for the VTR and 125 for the GMR.

Edit...just got an e-mail from Atlas about the new GMRC loco...you have to place an order for it from the local hobby shop. its a nice looking loco
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, December 15, 2003 7:28 AM
Thats good to know, thanx.

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