On the day after Christmas, 2017, a Valley Railroad North Pole Express heads northbound past a frozen Pratt Cove in Deep River, CT with a sold-out trainload of families on their way to the North P... (more)
"New Haven Local"
A north bound New Haven passenger local with the last built 2-8-2 on the NYNH&H roster crosses Old Deep River road bringing commuters home from a busy work day.... (more)
Recreating a rural branchline switching scene from the 1920s, Valley Railroad 2-6-2 103 runs around its train at Deep River, CT, during the excursion line's first month of operation in 1971. Engin... (more)
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)
One of the Valley Railroads Polar Express Train pulls into the "North Pole"
Stopping at the Switch - Valley Railroad Mikado No. 3025 pauses in Deep River, Conn. at the switch preparing to run around its train. Once on the south end of the train, they will be hauling the ... (more)
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)
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)
A Valley Railroad conductor waits for the cue to call "All Aboard!" before departing the North Pole station. The train is ready to head back south to Essex after the families aboard visited with ... (more)
Valley Railroad Mikado No. 3025 pauses at Deep River Landing, also known as the North Pole, before running around her train and heading back south to Essex.
What Flash Triggers Are For. Based on past experience, I expected the meet between the two sections of the Polar Express to look like this. Wrong! #40 stopped much f... (more)
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)