Champlain Rail-Trail

103 Steele Street, Suite 103
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 652-BIKE

A proposed Rail-trail

Miles Station Name
10.31 East Alburgh
13.87 Alburgh
16.11 West Alburgh
17.46 Rouses Point

Railroad Mileage from Fonda
Dark Face indicates Train Order & Telephone Office
italics indicate points beyond current proposal

From Central Vermont Railway Employee Timetable 13, effective September 24, 1939. 

Miles Station Name
0.0 Alburgh
5.8 Noyan

From Rutland Railroad Employee TimeTable No. 97 effective September 26, 1937

Miles** Station Name Siding
0.0 Alburgh  
6.4 Isle La Motte 58
-?- [Pelot's Point Drawbridge]  
12.3 North Hero 46
15.1 [Abnaki]  
--?- [Bow Arrow Drawbridge]  
19.7 Grand Isle 70
23.8 South Hero 56
--?- [Allen's Point Drawbridge]  
30.4 Colchester 70
~32.3 [Winooski River Bridge]  
34.7 [Rendering Plant Switch]  
37.1 Burlington  
37.5 Burlington Yd 110

 * Railroad miles from Alburgh
~ estimated from topographic map
Dark face indicates telegraph station in 1937
[Brackets indicate other points] 

From Rutland Railroad Employee TimeTable No. 97 effective September 26, 1937

Burlington Bikeways

South Hero Recreation Path Committee

Previous efforts to create a Rail-trail across the islands:

Existing components of the rail-trail:

Important bicycle side-trails

Newspaper Articles & TV Shows about the Rail-trail

The Champlain Islands Chamber of Commerce Web Site offers visitor information for the Island Communities.

Railroad history

Railroad Abandonment Summary

Item From To Year RR Miles
249 East Alburgh Rouses Point, NY 1962 CV 7.3
251 Burlington Rouses Point, NY 1963 RUT 40
88A Alburgh Canadian Border 1934 RUT 2.4
From the Directory of Rail Abandonments 1848-1994 in the book Lost Railroads of New England, 2nd Ed. by Ronald Dale Karr, published by Branch Line Press in 1996.

Sign images are from the Manual of Traffic Signs by Richard C. Moeur.

Updated on May 27, 2001 by Kenyon F. Karl <>.
  Unintentional errors are likely!

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