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Vermont Railway unveils SD70M-2 repaint NEWSWIRE

By Chase Gunnoe | January 12, 2017

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VTR SD70M-2 No. 431 on its first revenue run in Vermont Railway colors near Proctorsville, Vermont, on Jan. 11.
Kevin Burkholder
RUTLAND, Vt. — A shiny red-and-silver EMD SD70M-2 is the newest locomotive to be dipped into Vermont Railway System’s livery. The locomotive was released from the railroad’s Rutland shop this week as VTR No. 431.

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.

7 thoughts on “Vermont Railway unveils SD70M-2 repaint NEWSWIRE

  1. C’mon guys! Let’s do a Rutland heritage unit paint job! It would fit right in with the Green Mountain scheme.

  2. The unit may be headed for revenue service, but is not in revenue service at the time of the photo. Deadhead photo, no equipment attached to the motor.

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