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Connecticut's Valley Railroad
An album of images showing 4 seasons of operation on the former New York, New Haven & Hartford Connecticut Valley Line.
Photo Album By: Kevin Madore
 
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Photo ID: 602566

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)

Railroad: Valley Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Centerbrook, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: VALE 40
Train ID: 2:30PM Santa Special
Photo Date: November 27, 2016


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Added: Jan 10, 2017

Views: 970
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Photo ID: 602399

Sunset North Pole Express. Just a few minutes from official sunset, the first of the Valley Railroad's 5 North Pole Express Trains rumbles north across the Deep River Creek Bridge on its wa... (more)

Railroad: Valley Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Deep River, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: VALE 40
Train ID: NPE 1
Photo Date: November 27, 2016


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Added: Jan 09, 2017

People's Choice 2

Views: 3,421
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Photo ID: 562472

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.

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Railroad: Valley Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Centerbrook, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: NH 3025
Train ID: 1 PM Santa Specia
Photo Date: November 29, 2014


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Added: Jan 17, 2016

Views: 2,400
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Favorited: 23

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Photo ID: 562115

Sunnyside at Deep River Creek. The Valley Railroad's New Haven Mikado #3025 charges northbound across the trestle at Deep River Creek with the last of the day's Santa Specials, on Thanksgiv... (more)

Railroad: Valley Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Deep River, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: NH 3025
Train ID: 2:30 PM Santa Specia
Photo Date: November 29, 2015


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Added: Jan 15, 2016

Views: 1,638
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Favorited: 15

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Photo ID: 561913

Turning at Tate's Cut. The Valley Railroad's big New Haven Mikado #3025 has just cut off from her Santa Special consist at Deep River Landing and is now pulling forward past the yard's nort... (more)

Railroad: Valley Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Deep River, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: NH 3025
Train ID: None
Photo Date: December 26, 2015


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Added: Jan 12, 2016

Views: 2,714
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Favorited: 25

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Photo ID: 511557

Deck the halls! The Essex Depot is all aglow with Christmas trimmings as the Valley Railroad operates its North Pole Express Trains for the 2015 Holiday Season. There are 4 such trains per... (more)

Railroad: Valley Railroad
Locomotive: None
Location: Essex, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: None
Train ID: None
Photo Date: November 30, 2014


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Added: Dec 23, 2014

Views: 1,998
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Photo ID: 511361

At North Pole Station. Engineer Ken Blandina gets the lantern signal from his Conductor that his locomotive has been decoupled from the passenger consist, and he may now pull forward to beg... (more)

Railroad: Valley Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Deep River, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: NH 3025
Train ID: NPE-1
Photo Date: November 29, 2014


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Added: Dec 22, 2014

Views: 2,700
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Favorited: 15

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Photo ID: 510981

Choosing sides at Deep River Creek. Under a pretty mackerel sky, Engineer Brian Messinger takes Valley Railroad Mikado #40 and the 2:30 edition of the Santa Special across Deep River Creek,... (more)

Railroad: Valley Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Deep River, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: VALE 40
Train ID: 2:30PM Santa Special
Photo Date: November 29, 2014


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Added: Dec 18, 2014

People's Choice 2

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Photo ID: 510749

And the days get short, when you reach....November. My, the days are darn short when you get into the holiday season. It's not even 3 PM yet and the New England Sun is already doing a swan... (more)

Railroad: Valley Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Chester, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: NH 3025
Train ID: 2:30PM Santa Special
Photo Date: November 30, 2014


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Added: Dec 16, 2014

People's Choice 4

Views: 8,118
Comments: 10

Favorited: 76

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Photo ID: 510609

Now departing Essex..... With her cylinder cock steam stirring up the last of the fallen leaves, the Valley Railroad's Mikado #3025 slowly eases 9 heavyweights out of the Essex Yard to begi... (more)

Railroad: Valley Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Essex, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: NH 3025
Train ID: 1PM Santa Special
Photo Date: November 28, 2014


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Added: Dec 15, 2014

Views: 2,255
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Favorited: 17

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Photo ID: 510498

Flag Stop - Hadlyme. The Valley Railroad's 1PM "Santa Special" passes the Hadlyme Station as she enters the Ferry Road crossing on her run to North Chester. Decades ago, when th... (more)

Railroad: Valley Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Chester, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: NH 3025
Train ID: 1PM Santa Special
Photo Date: November 30, 2014


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Added: Dec 14, 2014

Views: 1,894
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Favorited: 12

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Photo ID: 462771

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)

Railroad: Valley Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Centerbrook, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: NH 3025
Train ID: Santa Special
Photo Date: November 30, 2013


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Added: Dec 19, 2013

Views: 2,569
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Favorited: 11

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Photo ID: 462628

Checkin' the oil. Valley Railroad locomotive crew members perform a quick check of the lubrication system on the trailing truck of New Haven 3025 during a brief break between their daylight... (more)

Railroad: Valley Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Essex, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: NH 3025
Train ID: Santa Special
Photo Date: December 01, 2013


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Added: Dec 17, 2013

Views: 2,733
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Favorited: 5

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Photo ID: 462430

Deep River Landing. The Valley Railroad's logo refers to the operation as "The Connecticut Valley Line", and the right-of-way does indeed follow the shoreline of the Connecticut River. Des... (more)

Railroad: Valley Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Deep River, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: NH 3025
Train ID: Santa Special
Photo Date: December 01, 2013


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Added: Dec 16, 2013

Views: 2,047
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Favorited: 12

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Photo ID: 462037

Leaving for the pole in 6 minutes!. A few last-minute arrivals hustle down the platform to their assigned cars, but most of the passengers are already in their seats for the 5:35 PM departu... (more)

Railroad: Valley Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Essex, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: VALE 40
Train ID: North Pole Express
Photo Date: December 01, 2013


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Dec 12, 2013

Views: 1,978
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Favorited: 8

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