Today in history, 103 years ago

Rutland Boat goes aground Steamer Burlington Stranded in fog at Buffalo Buffalo, Sept. 11 – The steamer Burlington of the Rutland Transit company’s fleet grounded about 200 feet from the breakwater, near the middle gap, in the fog early yesterday morning. The Burlington was coming into port, checked down on account of the thick weather,…

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How much did it cost to dieselize the Rutland?

From Volume 17, Number 1 of the Rutland Railroad Historical Society’s publication, “The Newsliner” via contributor Steve Mumley: #500 – GE 70 Ton Locomotive. Purchase Price, $74,895. Down payment, $14,895. $60,000 financed with Killington Bank and Trust Co. #400-405 – Alco RS-1 – Purchase price each, $114,283. Total price, $685,698. Down payment, $367,000. Balance financed…

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