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Green Mountain Railroad

1 Railway Ln, Burlington, VT 05401-5290
+1 800-707-3530
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Really disappointed with this. Save yourself some money and drive.

Oh dear, what a disappointment and so not what we thought it would be. We had booked ourselves... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2016
Sandbach, United Kingdom
Skip this ride

We were very disappointed by this train ride through the backs of buildings, through the brush and... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2016
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The Green Mountain Railroad is one of five short line railroads that make up the Vermont Rail System. We are a privately owned and operated rail system that runs throughout Vermont and Upstate New York. Our Railroad carries freight to local businesses and brings passengers on scenic tours throughout the Green Mountain State. Our railroad family works together, with three generations of dedicated railroaders, to make your experience nothing but enjoyable. Whether you are coming along for one of our seasonal event trains or chartering our train for your own event, our passenger representatives will work with you to make sure your experience exceeds expectations. Take a ride with us through Vermont's scenic countryside and experience our beautiful Green Mountain State from the rails. Our passenger trains run seasonally. Please visit our website and view our schedule for dates, times and ticket pricing.
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good25%
  • Average18%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible14%
6 Oct 2016
“Really disappointed with this. Save yourself some money and drive.”
3 Aug 2016
“Skip this ride”
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1 Railway Ln, Burlington, VT 05401-5290
+1 800-707-3530
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

Oh dear, what a disappointment and so not what we thought it would be. We had booked ourselves onto the Fall Foliage Train Ride as part of our tour of New England. I just want to be clear here that this review has nothing to...More

3  Thank seanclarke
Reviewed 3 August 2016

We were very disappointed by this train ride through the backs of buildings, through the brush and with only 3 glimpses of Lake Champlain. The train is nice but not worth travelling on to Shelburne and back. This was probably the most boring tour I've...More

4  Thank 2cent2
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Excellent selection for Fireworks in Burlington (Great Fireworks display!). Took ride from Shelburne station to Burlington. Avoided parking & driving hassle for July 4th in Burlington. Relax and enjoy short ride with plenty of parking at station. Will be going back for fall leaf peeping...More

Thank onvacationagain88
Reviewed 9 May 2016

The train ride was very pleasant and comfy. We had to wait along time for the train to get started,because of all the people getting on. Very nice and we will defiantly be going again soon.

Thank rachelrt2014
Reviewed 22 October 2015

We took the lovely trip from Chester Depot to Ludlow. It had all the elements, scenery, Fall foliage, and a relaxing ride on restored railway coaches harkening back to the days when rail was the only way to get around this part of the world....More

2  Thank skyhoosier
Reviewed 18 October 2015

You've done your outlet shopping in Manchester, been to some craft fairs, and taken some lovely drives, but what else to do in southern Vermont? The Green Mountain Railroad offers some short, relaxing trips in vintage rail cars that can be a perfect way to...More

2  Thank EasyTraveller12345
Reviewed 8 September 2014

This train was what it was, a nice ride on the former Rutland between Bellows Falls and Chester Vermont. I can see how other people who aren't die hard railfans would get bored but I sure didn't, for me it was a nice way to...More

6  Thank Mike M
Reviewed 29 April 2014

The Green Mountain RR offers a taste of what it was like to ride the old Rutland RR between Bellows Falls and Chester-Ludlow-Rutland. The other aspect of the operation of White River Junction to Thetford has perhaps less appeal as it runs along a somewhat...More

4  Thank Ex-Buffalonian
Reviewed 23 October 2013

The Bellows Falls to Rutland on Oct. 12, 2013 was mediocre. The foliage was past peak, the train left late, and the average speed was only 13 miles per hour. There was not enough time in Rutland to enjoy a nice lunch or browse the...More

3  Thank chuckwebb1201
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Saw the ad for this in the Vermont tourism magazine and bought ticket online. Fairly disappointed in the trip. It wasn't all that scenic and the views were poor to average. The stop at Cedar Circle Farm was boring. Would have rather spent our time...More

1  Thank Ray B
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