The locomotive will be based out of Rutland and will work to Burlington, Whitehall, New York, Bellows Falls, and North Bennington. Local sources familiar with rail operations tell Trains News Wire the locomotive will operate primarily between Whitehall and Bellow Falls or Rutland to North Bennington.
VTR No. 431 is the first SD70M-2 to be repainted into Vermont Railway colors since being acquired from Florida East Coast. No. 431 is former FEC No. 101.
Its sister locomotive, VTR No. 432 remains in its original FEC colors and could see Vermont Railway paint as early as this year. It is former FEC No. 103.