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STEAM LOCOMOTIVES OF THE
RUTLAND RAILROAD
 
BUILT BY MANCHESTER IN 1902
 
A PORTFOLIO OF PHOTOGRAPHS
OF STEAM LOCOMOTIVES
 
BOX CAR SLOGAN REFERRING TO A FAST FREIGHT THE RUTLAND INITIATED IN JANUARY 1939
 
 
       The Rutland started as the Rutland & Burlington which began operating in 1848 northward from Bellows Falls.  In 1870 the Rutland was leased by its major competitor the Vermont Central which had control until 1896.  During a subsequent period of independence the Rutland was extended to Ogdensburg, NY and Bennington.  In 1905 the New York Central Railroad purchased control but in 1911 the NYC sold half its interest.   The New York Central's influence on the Rutland can be seen in its locomotives some of which display NYC design elements.  Vermont provided a beautiful setting for the Rutland but not enough steady income to insure survival.  A labor strike closed the railroad in the early 1960's although complete abandonment of the track was prevented by the purchase of sections of the Rutland by Vermont.  However, the Rutland ceased to exist.
 
BELLOWS FALLS   FEBRUARY 8,1947
 Rutland 4-6-0 73 with the Rutland engine terminal in the background.  The truss bridges on the left are used by the Boston & Maine and Central Vermont.
 
ORGANIZATION
       Each of the following web pages displays photos of a different locomotive wheel arrangement starting with the Rutland's  0-6-0 switchers followed by the  0-8-0.  2-6-0,  2-8-0,  2-8-2,  4-4-0,  4-6-0,  4-6-2  and  4-8-2 types.  Within each page the locomotives are listed in order of the 1913 renumbering - prior numbers are not shown.  The roster data is taken from Jim Shaughnessy's THE RUTLAND ROAD which used the data compiled by F. Steward Graham which had been published in BULLETIN 90 of the Railway and Locomotive Historical Society.
 
 THE GREEN MOUNTAIN FLYER
 
NAVIGATING THIS WEB SITE
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS
YOU MAY EITHER SCROLL FROM PAGE TO PAGE
OR USE THE SITEMAP
TO USE THE SITEMAP CLICK SITEBOX ON THE UPPER LEFT.  NEXT CLICK THE BOX WITH PARALLEL LINES.  THEN GO TO ANY PAGE LISTED EACH WITH A DIFFERENT WHEEL ARRANGEMENT.
TO SCROLL GO THE BOTTOM OF EACH PAGE AND CLICK THE WHEEL ARRANGEMENT IN BLUE AFTER SUBPAGES (1)
 
 
DAVID C. BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHED DOUBLE-HEADED 2-8-2s
SOUTH OF RUTLAND IN AUGUST 1950.
Postcard published by Audio Visual Designs.
 
 
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SITE CONSTRUCTED BY EDWARD J. OZOG
 
 
Subpages (1): 0-6-0