Brian in the office. Valley Railroad Engineer Brian Messinger keeps a sharp eye on the track ahead as he takes Valley Railroad Mikado #40 and Santa Special #4 north through the Deep River s... (more)
North Pole Express: Making a Living with Steam. The Valley Railroad's New Haven Mikado #3025 glows just a bit in the waning sunlight, as she takes the first of the evening's sold-out, North... (more)
The Connecticut Valley Railroad, also known as the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat runs a number of Christmas trains each season. On weekends during the season, the railroad is running trains for mo... (more)
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)