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After long pandemic layoff, trains are running again

  • From left, Steve Wood, of Claremont, David and Priscilla Jones, of Newport, and Jeremy Goding, of Springfield, Vt., wave as Amtrak's Vermonter leaves the Claremont, N.H., station on its first day back in service since it was suspended during the coronavirus pandemic on Monday, July 19, 2021. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. valley news photographs — James M. Patterson

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    Brian Geraghty reads a train safety book with his son Zephyr, 4, at right, while waiting with his wife Devon Voake and their younger son Rowan, 2, for the Amtrak's Vermonter to arrive at the White River Junction, Vt., train station, on Monday, July 19, 2021. The family purchased special $1 tickets for the train's first day back in service with plans to ride to Bellows Falls, but the boys were asleep by the time they reached the first stop down the line in Windsor. "I guess one stop would have been enough," said Geraghty. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. James M. Patterson

  • Shirley Adams, photographs the Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge while crossing the Connecticut River on Amtrak's Vermonter train on Monday, July 19, 2021. Adams rode the train to Brattleboro with her family with plans to have lunch, shop and make the return trip in the afternoon. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Johanna Giebelhaus, of New York, waves as the Vermonter train arrives in White River Junction, Vt., Monday, July 19, 2021. Celebrations for the return of passenger rail service to the state since it was was suspended during the coronavirus pandemic were held at each of the train's stops and $1 tickets were sold. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. James M. Patterson

Published: 7/20/2021 1:15:35 PM
Modified: 7/20/2021 1:20:22 PM




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