Grand Trunk Railway

Location: Brighton
Tag(s): IndustryRailroads
Historical Category: Local HistoryTransportation History
Video Date: 9/2/22

The introduction of the railroad had a transformative effect on the state of Vermont. In this latest episode of This Place in History, Vermont Historical Society Executive Director Stephen Perkins and Local 22/Local 44 anchor Mike Hoey visit the Island Pond Historical Society to chat with James O'Gorman about the Grand Trunk Railway and how it helped transform the town of Island Pond in the 1850s.

This Place in History is produced in partnership by Local 22 & Local 44 ( and the Vermont Historical Society.

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