All aboard the Sheldon Express!

Gerry Slager is 78 years old. But once he crosses the threshold of Middlebury’s Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History, he’s back to being a 6-year-old.

Car hits train on Route 7; no serious injuries

Vermont State Police cited a Ferrisburgh resident after her car struck a southbound Amtrak train at a Route 7 railroad crossing on Tuesday morning and then bounced into another car that had stopped because the crossing’s warning lights were blinking. 

The Sheldon Museum has a long history with trains

Henry Sheldon, a young store clerk in Middlebury, had been fascinated with trains since he first rode one on July 3, 1845, when he had taken an excursion with two friends from Middlebury to Montreal — via stagecoach, steamboat and train — a month shy of h … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Be careful near the train tracks

We are so excited to have passenger rail service between Burlington and New York, but as Wilson Rings pointed out this week, people need to beware of the new faster trains and recognize their danger.

Test trains can pose threats in county

Vermont Transportation Agency officials are warning about people walking along the newly refurbished railroad line between Burlington and Rutland where Amtrak trains are conducting full-speed test runs.

Sheldon Museum hosts its holiday traditions again

MIDDLEBURY — The Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History has long been a key component of holiday tradition in Middlebury and Addison County. But the pandemic forced the institution to be closed during last holiday season, and indeed it was shuttered for … (read more)

Hear local train stories at Sheldon Museum

MIDDLEBURY — This month the Henry Sheldon Museum will host two talks about trains in conjunction with the museum’s annual elaborate model train layout. Paul Bortz, a member of the Sheldon Museum’s train crew, will present a brief hands-on talk, demonstrat … (read more)

Sheldon Museum decks the halls with trains, trees, animals

MIDDLEBURY — The Sheldon Museum is bursting with creativity and excitement this holiday season. Don’t miss the amazing operating train layout, Miniature Christmas Tree Raffle, and two exhibits featuring animals.  In what has become an annual holiday tradi … (read more)