When the Rutland dieselized in 1951-52, it created an image that became a classic for 1950s railway enthusiasts. The Rutland chose three diesels to modernize with: Alco RS-1, Alco RS-3, and the GE 70-tonne switcher. […]
Reprinted from the Rutland Railroad Historical Society. Article published in Winter 2014 (Volume 25, Number 4) issue of “The Newsliner.” A comparison of Rutland PS-1 #100, as built and #194, with all updates completed. By […]
The Rutland purchased 15 Pullman Standard PS-2 two-bay covered hoppers in 1956. Some of the PS-2s were assigned to specific services/shipments. The cars were numbered 500-514. 503 and 507 were assigned to cheese whey between […]
This is a memo from April 23, 1956, announcing the new train symbols and operations times for the Rutland. The copy I transcribed this from is a classic purple and white, now faded, mimeographed document. […]
More progress. Installed cross pieces for the interior of the modules. Two cross pieces cut, glued, and air-nailed into place. I also added two flat cross pieces at the bottom which will allow for the […]
Progress report. Roadbed is glued down. Switches picked out and placed. Holes cut underneath the switch rods for the switch machine rods to feed through. Up next, who knows. Just progress.