West River Railroad

Location: Burlington
Tag(s): Railroads
Historical Category: Local HistoryTransportation History
Video Date: 5/24/24

During the railroad boom in Vermont's history, the people of Windham County hatched a plan to establish a railroad that would stretch from Brattleboro to Whitehall, New York. They were only able to construct a portion, and the railroad became known as "36 miles of trouble", with a history of derailments.

Vermont Historical Society Executive Director Steve Perkins and ABC 22 & Fox 44 Anchor Mike Hoey stop by the Historical Society of Windham County's West River Railroad Museum to learn more about its story.


This Place in History is produced in partnership by Local 22 & Local 44 (www.mychamplainvalley.com) and the Vermont Historical Society.

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