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Montpelier, Vt., depot, c. 1980s.

Color slide showing the Montpelier, Vt., depot; image likely dates to the 1980s.

Montpelier, Vt., depot, c. 1980s.

At the time this image was captured, probably in the 1980s, the Montpelier station was served by the overnight Montrealer (Montreal-Washington). On April 1, 1995, it was replaced with the state-supported, daytime Vermonter, which ends its northbound journey at St. Albans.

The Montpelier depot, built by the Central Vermont Railway, is a wooden structure dating from the early 1930s. The waiting area includes a windowed bay that extends into the platform area; it allowed the station master an unobstructed view down the tracks. There has been a station at Montpelier Junction since the 1860s, and documentation shows that the current building is similar to its predecessors. Interestingly, in this image the depot includes a semaphore signal.

Photographer: Unknown for Amtrak. From the Amtrak Corporate Collection.