A typical North American railroad logo
Aktualisiert: 21. Nov 2019
The Green Mountain Railroad Corportation (GMRC) is based in its namesake state of Vermont, but also operates in neighboring New Hampshire and New York. The tripple peak logo therefore symbolizes the major mountain ranges of each of these states, including the White Mountains of New Hampshire to the east, the Green Mountains of Vermont in the geographic center and the Adirondacks of New York to the west. In simple yet effective imagery, the logo illustrates this important part of the railroad's identity, using the visually pleasing color combination of dark green and solid yellow.
The logo was first introduced in 1998 and the pointed imagery with the three peaks fits into the broader corporate design of the Vermont Rail System, of which GMRC is a part.
As a Class III shortline railroad, GMRC was established in 1964 by F. Nelson Blount, the founder of Steamtown USA, which has been located in Scranton, Pennsylvania since the 1980s, but originally was based in Northern New England, with sites in Walpole, New Hampshire and then Bellows Falls, Vermont. Today, GMRC still is active in the passenger market, hauling tourist trains on different scenic routes around Vermont, using vintage diesel traction. The traditional style of the logo therefore is also appropriate for these activities.