For the first time in almost a decade, 1926 Alco-Cooke built 2-8-0 #97 pulls a revenue train for the Connecticut Valley Railroad. The locomotive just came out of the shops following an overhaul. O... (more)
As the first snowfall seen in the winter of 2017/18 lays a blanket on southern Connecticut, Valley Railroad Mikado No. 40 hauls a sold-out North Pole Express towards Santa's Village in Deep River,... (more)
#40 chugs through the first snow of this winter with a train full of families going to see the Big guy at the North Pole.
On October 28th, 2017 the Mass Bay Rail Enthusiasts chartered a day long passenger excursion from Worcester, MA using Providence & Worcester locomotives 4005, 4004 and their office car train to Ol... (more)
One very popular excursion. Just 4 minutes after departure from Essex Depot, the Valley Railroad's 2:30 PM Santa Special has cleared the yard limit and begins to accelerate to track speed o... (more)
Northbound at Old Deep River Road. NH 3025's Fireman is on the seat box clearing the left side as his train approaches the unguarded crossing at Old Deep River Road.
This view provides ... (more)
Valley Railroad Mikado No. 3025 hauls the first sold-out trainload of the night, filled with families on the North Pole Express ready to visit with Santa and his elves.
New Haven J-1A Mikado. The Valley Railroad's J-1A Mikado #3025 takes a holiday Santa Special across the little trestle spanning the Falls River in Centerbrook, Connecticut, just a few hundr... (more)
Dad got home a few minutes late that night... Part of a Lerro Productions charter at the Valley Railroad on former New Haven trackage. Many thanks to the owner of the Ford Edsel for bring... (more)
Rainy evening encounter. A motorist headed home from work on a wet, spring evening pauses for the passage of a short, branchline freight. Re-creation courtesy of The Valley Railroad and Le... (more)
North to Chester. My parting shot of Connecticut's Valley Railroad for 2011 was taken the day after Christmas, as one of the line's last steam trips for the year headed out of Essex toward ... (more)
The oh so difficult to shoot Valley Railroad - former Aberdeen & Rockfish Mikado #40 crosses over one of the many bridges along the line dressed elegantly in NH inspired livery.