VRS/NECR: Middlebury Tunnel Detour Launched

With the Middlebury tunnel installation in full swing, and the VRS Northern Subdivision is severed, detoured Burlington – Bellows Falls traffic commenced Tuesday, 14.July on the NECR Roxbury and Palmer Subdivisions. The detours are running with eight state-leased GMTX GP38-2 locomotives, running in two sets of four, making a morning departure from Burlington, arriving in Bellows Falls shortly after noon, then departing northbound around an hour later, arriving Burlington in the evening. ABOVE , The 16.July detour (“VTR Detour”) crosses the White River at West Hartford, VT with empty Omya slurry tanks filling out the head end of the train {KB}. BELOW , the detour plan in detail {VHB}.