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Vermont Valley Flyer Manchester - Arlington - North Bennington

Departing from the Manchester Depot, the excursion will travel along the Battenkill River with stops in Arlington and North Bennington.

The renowned Norman Rockwell Museum is just a short walk from the Arlington Platform.

Manchester offers many specialty shops and an old fashioned diner for lunch within walking distance. Public transportation will make a loop to Manchester Center and a wide variety of outlet shops returning to the station.

Vermont Valley Flyer Passenger Cars You will ride in gleaming vintage stainless steel passenger coaches built in the 1930's through the 1950's. All coaches are fully enclosed, air conditioned, and run rain or shine.

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Schedule for the 2002 Season

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SUMMER

July 5 to Sept 1 (Closed Monday thru Thursday)

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FALL

Sept 14 to Oct 13 (Closed Tuesdays)

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Trains Operate Rain or Shine Summer and Fall Timetable Station Arrival Departure Manchester

11:00 AM Arlington

11:20 AM 11:30 AM No. Bennington

11:55 AM 12:15 PM Arlington

12:40 PM 12:50 PM Manchester

1:10 PM

Manchester

2:00 PM

Arlington 2:20 PM 2:30 PM

No. Bennington 2:55 PM 3:15 PM

Arlington 3:40 PM 3:50 PM

Manchester 4:10 PM

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Round Trip Fares

Manchester, Vt. to Arlington, Vt. Adults $12 - Child (3-12) $8

Manchester, Vt. to No. Bennington, Vt. Adults $14 - Child (3-12) $10

Children under 3 yrs. old FREE when held! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

"Serving New England Tourism with Pride"


GREEN MOUNTAIN FLYER

The Bellows Falls Union Station will still take you back to the days when train travel was the only way to go. Built in the 1850's, this structure still serves both the Green Mountain Railroad and Amtrak. The waiting room and ticket office look just as they did in the 1940's.

Climb aboard and travel through the scenic southern Vermont countryside in restored coaches pulled by a vintage diesel locomotive. Travel along the Connecticut and Williams Rivers, with spectacular views of Brockway Mills Gorge and two historic covered bridges.

During your stop at Chester Depot there is time to explore the 1852 train station which has been restored to its original 19th century appearance. A restored 1941 bay window caboose is on display adjacent to the parking lot. Our picnic area is available for your family's fresh air lunch.

The Green Mountain Flyer also has a snack car offering beverages and other goodies while you ride.

Depot Square Gifts is the perfect place to pick up souvenirs of your visit. Located within the Bellows Falls train station, you will find a large variety of Railroad and Vermont items for all ages.

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Schedules for the 2002 Season

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SUMMER June 22 to Sept 1 (Closed Mondays)

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FALL Sept 14 to Oct 14 (Open Daily)

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Trains Operate Rain or Shine Bellows Falls to Chester Round Trip

Summer and Fall Timetable

Station Arrival Departure

Bellows Falls

11:00 a.m.

Chester 11:45 a.m. 12:10 p.m.

Bellows Falls 1:00 p.m.

Bellows Falls

2:00 p.m.

Chester 2:45 p.m. 3:10 p.m.

Bellows Falls 4:00 p.m.

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Fares Adults.....$12 Children.....$8 Children under 3 yrs. old FREE when held Classic coach $3.00 more per ticket

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Special Rail Excursions Easter Bunny Express

March 30th (Reservations required)

Bellows Falls, Vt. to Chester, VT

Departs 11:00 am Returns 1:00 pm

Adults..$15 Children (3 to 12 yrs)..$12 Children under 3 yrs old (when held)..$4 Motherís Day Excursion May 11th

Bellows Falls, Vt. to Chester, VT

Departs 11:00 am Returns 1:00 pm

Adults..$16 Children (3 to 12 yrs)..$8

(Under 3 yrs old free when held)

Transpo 2002 August 10th

Bellows Falls, Vt.

Two trips to Chester, Vt. 11:00am and 2:00pm

Adults..$12 Children (3 to 12 yrs)..$8

(Under 3 yrs old free when held)

Transpo 2002 is held in conjunction with Rockingham Old Home Days

Area's Largest Fireworks at Dusk

Equipment Display

Night Railroad Photo Shoot Rutland Limited September 7th

Bellows Falls, Vt. to Rutland, Vt.

Departs Bellows Falls 9:00 am (Includes a 1 1/2 hr layover in Rutland ) Returns 6:00 pm

Adults..$35 Children (3 to 12 yrs)..$25

(Under 3 yrs old free when held)

Fall Ludlow Limited October 5th, 6th, 12th & 13th

Bellows Falls, Vt. - Ludlow, Vt. - Summit

Departs Bellows Falls: 9:30 am Returns: 3:50 pm

Bellows Falls to Ludlow: Adults..$25 Children (3 to 12 yrs)..$16

Bellows Falls to Summit: Adults..$30 Children (3 to 12 yrs)..$20

Ludlow to Summit: Adults..$8 Children (3 to 12 yrs)..$6

(Under 3 yrs old free when held)

Chester Sunset Special October 5th

Chester, Vt. to Bellows Falls, Vt. Departs Chester: 3:10 pm Returns: 5:15 pm

Bellow Falls to Chester Departs Bellows Falls: 4:30 pm Returns: 6:00 pm

Adults..$12 Children (3 to 12 yrs)..$8

(Under 3 yrs old free when held)

Santa Express December 14th & 15th (Reservations required)

Bellows Falls, Vt. to Chester, Vt.

Departs Bellows Falls 10:30 am Returns 1:00 pm

Departs Bellows Falls 2:00 pm Returns 4:00 pm

Adults..$15 Children (3 to 12 yrs)..$12 Children under 3 yrs old (when held)..$4

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Treat Yourself to a First Class Experience Ride in one of our Classic Passenger Coaches The 551 was built July 1913 by the Osgood Bradley Car Company of Worcester, MA. The 551 is a shining example of how traveling by rail once was.

The 260 was built in 1891 by the Wagner Car Company. The 260 is possibly the oldest standard gauge car still in active revenue service in New England.

Classic Coach is an additional $3 per ticket

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$2 Senior Citizen Discount on Fridays (Not to be combined with group rates)

Call for pre-paid reservations and pricing on charter excursions for corporate functions, parties, weddings or other special events. Reservations taken up to 7 days prior to excursion. Group rates available for 25 or more people (Pre-paid reservations required) Gift Certificates Available

Mastercard and VISA accepted

We reserve the right to alter days and times of operation, equipment and fares, on any and all trains. Trains will operate rain or shine. NO REFUNDS unless cancellations are made 7 days prior to excursion.

"Serving New England Tourism with Pride"

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