About 85 people attended the January program at the Municipal building to listen to Skip Flanders share the history of the Mount Mansfield Electric Railroad. The railroad consisted of 12 miles constructed by Italian workers in 7 months. The total cost was $200,000. It cut the time to go to Stowe from 3 hours by horse to 55 minutes by train.
The first run was December 18, 1897 and the last run was May 2, 1932
Railroad cars built by retired orthopedic surgeon George Rahilly of Stowe, VT and the bridge by Bob Graves of Waterbury Center.