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Vermonter with mountains, 1997.

Color film slide showing the Vermonter (Washington-St. Albans, Vt.) led by P-42 locomotive No. 111; image dates to 1997.

<i>Vermonter</i> with mountains, 1997.

Vermont was initially left out of the Amtrak system in 1971, as the last passenger rail service within its borders had ended five years earlier. State leaders and advocacy groups mounted an effective campaign to revive passenger trains, finding success with the launch of the Montrealer/Washingtonian (Washington-New York-Montreal) in late September, 1972.

On April 1, 1995, the overnight Montrealer was replaced by the daytime Vermonter. The new train, which still retains its northern terminus at St. Albans, Vt., is financed primarily through funds made available by the Vermont Agency of Transportation. This image is one in a series commissioned by the Amtrak Marketing department to promote the train in the late 1990s.

Photographer: Peter Garfield for Amtrak.