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Vermonter crossing the White River, 2014.

Color digital image showing the southbound Vermonter (St. Albans, Vt.-Washington) crossing the White River; image dates to October 2014.

<i>Vermonter</i> crossing the White River, 2014.

Against the beautiful fall foliage for which New England is famous, the southbound Vermonter crosses the White River at West Hartford, Vt., on its way to the stop at White River Junction. The latter community is located where the White and Connecticut rivers meet.

Opened in December 1937, the current Georgian Revival style White River Junction depot was built as a “union station” to serve the Central Vermont and Boston & Maine railroads. The building is topped by an octagonal cupola sporting a customized metal weathervane that features a small steam engine and tender.

Residents celebrate the town's rail heritage during the Glory Days Festival each fall. Excursion train rides, food, live music and crafts displays bring out families and railroad enthusiasts, rain or shine.

On April 1, 1995, the overnight Montrealer was replaced by the daytime Vermonter. The daily service is financed primarily through funds made available by the Vermont Agency of Transportation, the Connecticut Department of Transportation and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.

Photographer: Lisa Pulaski for Amtrak. From the Amtrak Corporate Collection.