The GMTX 2663 idles at the Rutland enginehouse on Sunday, March 27.
And the 666-806B - the last ethanol loaded train for a little while due to weather-related issues in the Upper Midwest - rolls through Chester, VT on March 30, with VTR GP40-2W 311 leading LLPX GP38-2 2334, newly-leased GMTX GP38-2 2189 and the GMRC GP40 304.
And video footage of the 666-806B...
The good news from this is that the motive power shortage has forced the VRS to reactivate the veteran ex-Rutland Alco RS-1 for freight service several times in recent weeks. On March 30, the Bellows Falls Switcher was blessed with the rugged hauler and was used to retrieve interchange off the New England Central at North Walpole, NH, as well as switch freight out for the westbound 264 train.
The Alco is seen southbound on the NECR Palmer Subdivision mainline at North Walpole, NH, splitting the signals at the Walpole Siding's south end.
White River Jct., VT