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Plans set for new Genesee & Wyoming dispatching center

By | January 18, 2022

St. Albans, Vt., facility will replace current location nearby

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Orange and yellow logo of Genesee & WyomingST. ALBANS, Vt. — Work is set to begin in April on a new dispatching center for short line company Genesee & Wyoming near downtown St. Albans, the Valley News reports.

The 10,000-square-foot building, on a long-vacant site, will replace an older facility in the building. St. Albans City Manager Dominic Cloud said the company was considering moving but the city was able to put together a package for the new facility. The building site will be sold by the city to local firm Connor Contracting, which will then lease a portion to G&W.

The G&W facility will only take up about a third of the 5.5-acre site; the city is looking for a tenant for the remainder.

 

10 thoughts on “Plans set for new Genesee & Wyoming dispatching center

  1. At present the Dispatch Center I believe uses the landmark Central Vermont RY General Offices building. My Rail Travel Center Tours offices where on the first floor there from 1988-1997. It is an old, but magnificent structure. I know G&W has largely cleared tenants from the structure. Does anyone know their future plans.

  2. The 10,000-square-foot building, on a long-vacant site, will replace an older facility in the building. Say what?

  3. A dispatching center for what; all of its railroads scattered across the country, or just the new New England segment? Specifics, please!

  4. Yes, it is in the Central Vermont Offices, second floor next the tracks, was a dispatcher there for a few months before going to the Indiana and Ohio in Norwood, Ohio

  5. If anyone wants to read more on this go to the VT Digger web site and search Office building to be located at long vacant St. Albans site.

  6. The Dispatch Center was started in the RailTex era on the New England Central. It dispatched all RT short lines and also offered contract service to other roads. The operation continued into the G&W era that still prevails. Trains across the country are country from St Albans, VT.

    1. The typo in the last sentence is fixed below. Trains does not allow me to delete this. I apologize for the duplicate post!

  7. The Dispatch Center was started in the RailTex era on the New England Central. It dispatched all RT short lines and also offered contract service to other roads. The operation continued into the G&W era that still prevails. Trains across the country are controlled from St Albans, VT.

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