Item No. 6-19552 Sold out at the Manufacturer.
Manufacturer price $59.95, your price is $39.67, saving $20.28.
Features: ► Detailed Molded body ► Opening doors ► Detailed Die-Cast frame ► Die-Cast sprung trucks ► Metal wheels & axles ► Metal Brake Wheel The predecessor of the Rutland Railroad, the Rutland & Burlington Railroad, was chartered on November 1, 1843 and completed the first railroad in Vermont in December 1849. In 1867 the Rutland Railroad was chartered as the successor to the Rutland & Burlington Railroad. Between 1871 and 1896 the Rutland Railroad was leased to the Central Vermont Railroad and the New York Central Railroad had a controlling interest in the Rutland Railroad from 1904 to 1911. The Rutland Railroad entered receivership in 1938 and was reorganized in 1950. Labor strikes in 1961 led to the abandonment of the railroad in 1963. The State of Vermont purchased much of the right-of-way and much of the trackage is now operated by Vermont Railway.
The railroads opened Vermont's lumber, dairy, granite, marble and slate industries to large eastern markets and railroads also promoted Vermont as a tourist attraction. The development of interstate highways and the growth of motor vehicle usage contributed to the decline of railroads.
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