Saint Albans Museum / "Rail City" Stories
Thank you for your interest in our latest community history initiative, the Rail City History Project. For over a century St. Albans served as the home and hub for the Central Vermont Railway, connecting regional passengers, farm products, and other goods to stops around New England, Canada, and beyond. The Saint Albans Museum is working diligently to collect and preserve the stories, images, artifacts, documents, and other ephemera which detail this profound impact – before they are lost to time.

We want to hear your "Rail City" story! Complete this form and your memories will be added to the museum’s archives, with potential for inclusion in our exhibit! Please contact the Saint Albans Museum with any questions at (802) 527-7933 or at
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Please use this space to share your memories/stories about a personal, family, or community connection to the Central Vermont Railway. *
Here are some potential guiding questions - feel free to use your own! How did the railroad impact your experiences (or others) of life here in St. Albans? Do you have a specific story about a person, engine, occupation, or service? How was the CV a part of your family legacy?
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By completing this form, you give permission for the Saint Albans Museum to: 1) Use any material made during or resulting from this submission for scholarly and educational purposes, including print, live, or on-line publications, broadcasts, and exhibitions, including any subsequent technologies; 2) To deposit these materials in a public archive where they will be available to researchers and the public for scholarly or educational purposes under the discretion of the Executive Director. You agree to transfer intellectual property rights and copyright to the Saint Albans Museum for the Museum's work in preserving and making this information available to future generations. Transfer of intellectual property and copyright is for educational exhibit, publication, broadcast, and research purposes only. Donors retain rights in any profit-making endeavor throughout their life span. I agree to the uses of these materials as described above except for any restrictions listed below.
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We appreciate your submission and support of SAM's nonprofit mission to preserve and share the history of St. Albans, Franklin County, and northwestern Vermont through historical exhibits, educational programs, arts/cultural performances, and special events.
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