Vermonter Route Atlas
St. Albans, Vermont to
Train Numbers 55 & 57 (southbound) and 54 & 56
Once on board..... click "next" (toward Washington DC) or "previous" (toward St. Albans) to take the virtual rail journey at your leisure.
Click on at any time to go to the "Route Overview Page" where you may again jump to any station along the route.
Each "station stop" includes a photo of the station, a local street map, local transportation options, and links to many more items of local interest. Between station stop pages there are detailed station to station maps and links to all of the counties that you pass through along the way. Just click on one or more of these links to discover more about the territory that you will travel through on this train.
Amtrak Route Description
The following has been extracted from Amtrak's "Vermonter" Route Guide.
"The Vermonter has its origins in the original Montrealer service offered by the former Boston and Maine (B&M) Railroad, serving Washington, D.C. and Montreal, with intermediate stops. The B&M ceased passenger service in 1965, and Amtrak began to provide nationwide passenger service in 1971. Soon thereafter, Amtrak’s version of the Montrealer began serving the route. Other than a single two-year suspension of service, it lasted until 1995, when it was replaced by the Vermonter.
The Ethan Allen Express was created to serve the 241-mile route between New York City and Rutland, VT in 1996 after the western portion of the State of Vermont pushed for Federal funds to rebuild the former Clarendon and Pittsford Railroad for higher speeds. The train is very popular with vacationers traveling to the ski resort area in Killington.
A special word about Vermont, which means “green mountains” in French: that description covers only part of the local color of this region that captures the spirit of America in its original glory. Its towns and cities exude the elegant charm and simplicity that define New England, with postcard-perfect church steeples, ancient trees and well-groomed homes. Farm and forest landscapes, classic barns, lush green hills, acres of maple trees, miles of curving riverways – the scenic vistas, snow-capped mountains and glistening valleys that greeted America’s first settlers will appear right outside of your picture window. So relax and enjoy!"
The June 2010 published rail travel distance between St. Albans and Washington DC via the Vermonter is 611 miles and the published rail travel time is 13 hours and 45 minutes.