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Over 50 years of good will and friendship, 1964-2017!  Meetings held 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm, the 2nd Wednesday of each month, September through June. Chapter picnic is in August, no meetings July and August.  Guests welcomed.  

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CVC News
Commuter Rail May Be Coming Back to Vermont
David Blittersdorf has put millions of dollars into a plan to bring commuter train service back to Vermont, and the new service could begin as early as next year.
    - Submitted: Wednesday, July 19th [more ...]

Live Webcams- A new section on the website.
Links to a number of live webcams have been added to the website for your viewing. Check out the "Railroad Webcams" section on the bar to the left.
    - Submitted: Tuesday, June 27th [more ...]

CVC May auction nets over $1500
The annual Champlain Valley Chapter auction took in over $1500, due to the generous donation of items brought in by our members. An extremely large collection of books was donated by the Carol Merrill family, and our gratitude goes out to them.
    - Submitted: Wednesday, May 24th [more ...]

Amtrak, light-rail cuts in Trump's first budget
Amtrak and mass transit face severe budget cuts under President Trump's proposed fiscal 2018 budget. And a grant program that has provided funds for rail projects is on the verge of elimination.
    - Submitted: Monday, March 20th [more ...]

Amtrak taps former freight railroad head to be new CEO
WASHINGTON (AP) The former head of the Norfolk Southern freight railroad, Charles "Wick" Moorman, has been tapped to be president and CEO of Amtrak, the nation's passenger railroad, Amtrak officials said Friday.
    - Submitted: Tuesday, September 20th [more ...]

Starting time for monthly membership meetings will revert back to 7:30 PM.
The earlier starting time for meetings has created some difficulties, therefore the starting time for meetings will be 7:30 PM starting in January 2016. See "More" for details.
    - Submitted: Monday, December 14th [more ...]

CVC Annual Auction Results
The Chapter Annual Auction was held on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 and raised the second highest amount in 7 years!
    - Submitted: Tuesday, June 16th [more ...]

Amtrak's Bicycle Experiment in VT & Northeast
In July 2013 Amtrak tested a system for carrying bicycles aboard Amfleet cars.
    - Submitted: Wednesday, August 28th [more ...]

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Upcoming Events
September, 2017
Sat 23rd, 8th Annual St. Lawrence Valley Model Train, Toy, &Collectible Expo
Fri 29th, Central Vermont Railway Historical Society Annual Convention
Sat 30th, Central Vermont Railway Historical Society Annual Convention
Sat 30th, The Montreal Model Train Exposition
October, 2017
Sun 1st, Central Vermont Railway Historical Society Annual Convention
Sun 1st, Central Vermont Railway Historical Society Annual Convention
Wed 11th, Champlain Valley Chapter- Monthly Membership Meeting
Sat 14th, Crawford Notch Train Excursion
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