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)
Connecticut Valley Railroad 2-8-2 3025 takes riders back in time through Chester, CT on Sunday, July 15, as the train is seen passing a restored New York Central 40-foot boxcar on the tourist line... (more)
The 1:00pm Santa Special passes Railroad Ave. in Chester during the first snowfall of the season.
The 11:30 Santa Special approaches Dock Rd. in Chester during the first snowfall of the season.
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)
Silent Night - Valley Railroad Mikado No. 40 shoves south, away from the camera, on a dark and cold November night in Chester, Connecticut as part of her plume reflects some of the surrounding mar... (more)
On October 29th and 30th, 2016, the Mass Bay Railroad Enthusiasts (MBRRE) and the Providence & Worcester railroad teamed up, running an excursion train out of Worcester to the Valley Railroad, via... (more)
The future of the Providence and Worcester Railroad is unknown. The Genesee and Wyoming announced it would acquire the P&W in late 2016, which may result in the loss of P&W's passenger equipment a... (more)
Valley Railroad fireman Bill launches a shovefull of coal into Mikado No. 40s firebox as the train pulls an excursion northbound through Chester, Connecticut
The final Valley Railroad North Pole Express train of the 2015 operating season thunders north through Chester, Connecticut on the evening of December 29, 2015
Valley Railroad veteran Mikado No. 40 leads a North Pole Express train through Chester, Connecticut - as seen from the interior of the Chester Station.
Plans Altered. At this point in the night, I had planned on hiking back into the bridge over Deep River Creek. That plan came to end when I got out of the car and heard a lot of how... (more)