Vermont Rail System announced on Saturday that it is joining residents and businesses throughout the state of Vermont in a “Light the Way” campaign to help spread cheer and lighten spirits during these challenging times.
When Governor Scott announced his campaign VRS stepped up to participate by lighting their historic passenger train and sending it on a tour of Vermont for the enjoyment of all. VRS lines pass through communities both large and small where the railroad is an integral part of everyday life and our employees were enthusiastic about creating a holiday memory that would be truly unique, especially for the children who would usually be enjoying a trip on one of the many Santa trains operated during a normal holiday season.
In a release from VRS, it is stated: “Gathering the materials normally used on the Santa trains, our team went right to work decorating locomotive #405 and our observation car “Vermont” with lights, wreaths, and other whimsical, illuminated decorations. Beginning next week the train will start its tour of the state, heading from Bellows Falls to Rutland making stops at scenic locations along the way.