After interviewing David Blittersdorf, and Charlie Moore, Ken Picard reports on the progress and challenges ahead for AllEarth Rail to establish commuter rail in Vermont.
In 2017, Blittersdorf launched an effort to bring commuter rail back to Vt. He recently purchased a dozen rail cars that he plans to operate in the state. Debra Sachs is co-founder and executive director of Net Zero Vermont, which promotes carbon neutral solutions for communities, including Montpelier. Blittersdorf and Sachs talk about their work to move to a sustainable future and the promise and controversies around the expansion of renewable energy. (July 26, 2017 broadcast)
Charlie Moore, a railroad executive with more than 40 years of experience in the railroad industry, has been named president of AllEarth Rail, LLC.
“We are very excited to welcome Charlie Moore as president of this new company. His knowledge, experience, and love for Vermont’s railways makes him the perfect choice for AllEarth Rail," said David Blittersdorf, founder of AllEarth Rail.
WCAX News traveled to St. Albans to capture footage of two of the twelve Budd cars AllEarth Rail purchased as the foundation for expanded passenger rail service in Vermont.
AllEarth Rail, LLC, announces the purchase of 12 Budd RDCs (self powered, passenger rail cars) from DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit). AllEarth Rail won in a public bid process to purchase the rail cars — an important step to provide expanded passenger rail service to Vermont.
Photos: AllEarth Rail Budd Rail Car exterior and interior view