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Rutland Railway Association, Inc.
79 Depot Lane
Center Rutland, Vermont
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Update: We are expecting these to move most likely Sunday morning. On Saturday, they were reported to be enroute to Whitehall yard. Could arrive on the Whitehall to Rutland job overnight/early morning. We're assuming they will not arrive running on their own power, just hauled in-tow from Whitehall yard. Picture above shows them in-tow on Canadian Pacific enroute. We're crossing our fingers for VRS that this helps solve their need for power. Sharp looking and hopefully amazingly strong pullers.

New motive power for Vermont Rail System is due to Sunday or Monday in Rutland, in the form of ex-Santa FE B23-7's lettered NREX 4211 and 4212. NREX is the reporting marks of National Railway Euipment Company, "the world's largest independent locomotive manufacturer". They perform complete locomotive overhaul and apparently leasing of locomotives (which are hopefully some of their sharp looking rebuilds). VRS most recently had a demonstrator NREX N-Viromotive locomotive running across the system. (RRA members would no doubt prefer VRS buy every RS-1 or RS-3 they can get their hands on and paint them heritage green..
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*Submit your upcoming railroad show to our events list! Email us!

Sunday March 22nd - Essex Junction Train Show
RRA will be in attendance for the annual train show, the largest of its kind in the area. It's a great time for the whole family.

Meeting Schedule
Open To The Public
Open Saturdays 11am - 1pm

Monthly Business Meeting
Saturday April 11 @ 1pm

Board of Directors
To Be Announced

To Be Announced
About The RRA
We are headquartered at Center Rutland depot on Depot Lane in Center Rutland, Vermont, between the Whitehall and Burlington main lines of the Vermont Rail System.The depot is the home of the museum of the Rutland Railroad, as well as home of our HO and N scale model railroad layouts.

The Rutland Railway Association is a public organization for railfans of all ages. We meet every Thursday (except holidays). Monthly business meetings are held on the second Thursday of every month from 7pm-9pm at the depot.

The Rutland Railway Association is an IRS-approved 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization. Donations are tax-deductible.
Rutland Railway Association Charter
1. To further the recognition of, and interest in, railroading in general. It shall serve as a medium through which members may exchange information, skills, and experiences. It shall serve as an educational vehicle in acquainting the general public with the historical contributions railroads have made in the past and are continuing to make at the present time;
2. To provide such educational information through meetings, exhibits, shows and railfan trips, incurring such expenses therewith;
3. To support State, Regional and National Associations of railroading, including financial support through dues and contributions;
4. To support local charities as part of our commitment to the community.
Student: $15.
General Membership: $30.
Family Membership: $40.
Sustaining Member: $50.
Corporate Sponsor: $100.

Membership is open to the Inc." and mail
79 Depot Lane, Center Rutland, Vermont 05736. 
Museum Hours
The Center Rutland Depot museum and model railroads are open every Thursday from 6pm to 8pm. The museum is also available to educational groups and schools for tours by appointment. To schedule the depot for your tour, please email us.
Special Events
The Center Rutland Depot is available for outdoor weddings, corporate functions, special events, mixers, socials, civic organization meetings and functions, and much more! To reserve the depot for your next
The library and museum of the Rutland Railway Association is available to Rutland Railroad historical researchers and article authors by appointment on weekends only. For more information, please email us.
RRA welcomes donations and/or loans of railroad items, especially pertaining to the Rutland Railroad, Vermont Railway, Green Mountain Railroad, Clarendon & Pittsford and Steamtown. We also need donations of items such as computers, paper, janitorial supplies, carpeting, woodwork and much much more. Donations can be made by
Personal donations, Estate donations or Corporate donations are encouraged. For information, contact Donations are not tax-deductible. Physical donations of railroadiana can be made in person by appointment, or at a regular meeting of the Association. The depot is open every Thursday night at 6:30 and regular business meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 at the Depot. You can also e-mail the RRA President
President: Ron Butterfield
Vice President: Matt Rockwell

Secretary: Monty Butterfield
Ron Butterfield
Model Railroad:
HO Scale: Monty Butterfield
N Scale: Matt Rockwell

Chairman: Ron Butterfield

Physical Plant:
Chairman: Frank Cioffi

Note to Committee Chairmen and Committee Members: if you would like your email to be public on this list, please email webmaster@rutlandrailway.org

Railroad Scanner Frequencies
Listen to your favorite Vermont area railroads in action! The following frequency list is being constantly updated. You'll find the greatest amount of radio activity on the Dispatch channels. The "AAR" number you see next to the frequency is the 'Association of American Railroads' channel equivalent, used by the railroads. Addition and/or corrections to this list are welcome.

Vermont Rail System

160.290 (AAR 12)
VRS Dispatcher (Main Channel)

161.185 (AAR 5)
VRS Dispatcher (North of Middlebury)

161.010 (AAR 60)
VRS Road Ch. 1 / Repeater Input

160.440 (AAR 22)
VRS Road Ch. 2

160.710 (AAR 40)
VRS Road Ch. 3 (Yard) "40-40"

161.355 (AAR 16)

160.605 (AAR 33)

Canadian Pacific
(Former Delaware & Hudson)

161.475 (AAR 91)
Road Channel

161.100 (AAR 66)
Road Channel

Yard Channel


Ch 12 160.290 (AAR 12)
Rutland, VT to Whitehall

Ch 66 161.100 (AAR 66) Whitehall to Schenectady, NY

Ch 46 160.800 (AAR 46) Schenectady, NY south

New England Central

Road Channel

Road Channel


Road PBX

St. Albans Yard

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