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Take a scenic train ride along the Connecticut River in northern Vermont!

'Green Knight Train'
on Vermont's Washington County Railroad

(Boston) White River Junction, VT – Wells River, VT & Return

Saturday, June 15, 2019 ONLY!!

Green Mountain RR trainMass Bay RRE, in cooperation with Green Knight Train, LLC (a group of Dartmouth alums) offers a specially-chartered train excursion over the former Connecticut & Passumpsic Rivers RR from White River Junction to Wells River, VT and return. Known as the “Pompey Line,” this ex-Boston & Maine route now belongs to the State of Vermont, which leases it to the Vermont Rail System’s Washington County Railroad. The “Pompey” once handled B&M's Day White Mountains Express between New York and Berlin, NH, with connections to Quebec points. This will be the first public passenger train to cover the full length of the “Pompey” in several years.

The ‘Green Knight Train’ leaves at 10:30 AM from the 1937 Colonial-style Amtrak station in White River Junction. On our way north, we will pass Norwich, with Dartmouth College just across the Connecticut River, Pompanoosuc (which gave the “Pompey” its nickname), Fairlee, Bradford and Newbury before reaching the once-busy junction of Wells River. Here we will reverse direction and head south for an anticipated 4:30 PM return to White River Jct. The trip will include limited photo stops, subject to weather, schedule and operating conditions.

Coach seatsTable carThis specially-chartered excursion will consist of coaches (left) and table cars (right) from the Green Mountain Railroad's “Green Fleet” of restored vintage passenger cars. Train capacity is limited! We will assign seats by car only and will reserve blocks of seats for groups of four or more; passengers wishing to sit together should order tickets at the same time. Box lunches are available for advance purchase, or you may bring your own. Limited snack and beverage service will be available aboard the train.

Mass Bay RRE members are eligible for discounted fares, as described in our Member Benefits policy. See our membership page for complete membership information. (Mass Bay RRE membership is not necessary to ride this trip.)

This trip operates ONE DAY ONLY, rain or shine. All sales are final and tickets are not refundable. Alcoholic beverages and smoking will not be permitted aboard this train. Tickets will be mailed to you in early June. Directions to the departure location in White River Junction will be sent with your tickets. Please notify us before ordering if special accommodations (handicap seating, etc.) are required.

THE BOSTON CONNECTION PACKAGE

Crystal Transport BusSit back and leave the driving to us! Our connecting motor coach package offers a guaranteed connection with our train at White River Junction. Our rest-room equipped motorcoach will leave Boston's South Station at 7:30 AM, Anderson RTC in Woburn at 7:45 AM and the Methuen Park & Ride (Pelham St., at I-93 Exit 47) at 8:00 AM. The motorcoach connection is scheduled to arrive back in the Boston area around 7:30 PM.

 


 

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS IN THE WHITE RIVER JUNCTION AREA:

Dartmouth College is holding its Alumni Weekend and class reunions on the same weekend that this trip operates, so hotel rooms in the area of Hanover and White River Junction will be hard to come by. Passenger from out of town who wish to stay over on Firday or Saturday night should consider looking for accommmodations about an hour's drive from White River Junction, such as the Brattleboro/Bellows Falls area or the Concord, NH area.

FARES:

Saturday, June 15, 2019 'Green Knight Train' Excursion:

Coach Seating (Train only, boarding at White River Junction, VT)
Adult MBRRE Member Coach Fare........................................................................... $69* 
Adult Non-member Coach Fare...................................................................................$79 
Child Coach Fare (ages 18 & under) .........................................................................$39
 

Boston Connection Package** (Boarding at South Station, Anderson RTC Woburn, or Methuen Park & Ride)
Adult MBRRE Member Coach Fare......................................................................... $114* 
Adult Non-member Coach Fare.................................................................................$129 
Youth Coach Fare (ages 18 & under) .........................................................................$79
 

Options:
Box Lunch (indicate sandwich choice when ordering) ..............................................$10

*One discounted seat per member, except as noted in our Member Benefits policy.
**Note: Boston Connection Package includes round-trip rail fare and motor coach transportation from South Station, Woburn or Methuen to Meredith.

BOX LUNCHES:

The box lunch will consist of a sandwich, chips, cookie & bottled water. Sandwich choices are as follows:

- Roast Beef.
- Turkey.
- Vegetarian.

HOW TO ORDER:

ORDER ON LINE! 'GREEN KNIGHT TRAIN' ON-LINE ORDER FORM Pay with PayPal or with your Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover card using our secure on-line system.

MAIL ORDER: Download a printable copy of the Trip Flyer and Order Form and mail it with your payment to: Mass Bay RRE, P.O. Box 4245, Andover, MA 01810-0814. Make checks payable to "Mass Bay RRE." Please enclose a self-addressed, stamped business-size envelope for return of your tickets. If paying by credit/debit card, be sure to include complete card number, card billing address, expiration date and CVC Code (3 digits on back of card, 4 digits on front of American Express cards). Please note that for mail orders, checks will be deposited shortly before your tickets are mailed to you in early June.

BY TELEPHONE: Telephone orders are accepted at 978-470-2066, Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards.

Full particulars of the tour and directions to the boarding locations will be sent with your tickets about seven to ten days before the trip. For further information please call our information line at 978-470-2066, or send e-mail to: trips@massbayrre.org.

Mass Bay RRE is a non-profit [501(c)(3)] Massachusetts educational corporation.
We have operated train excursions throughout New England since 1934.

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