After a hard day's work, Valley Railroad's 2-8-2 'Mikado" #40 is guided into the Engine House by the fireman, where the locomotive will rest and the fire banked in preparation for another day... (more)
0902 shows off its week old coat of paint as she departs with the dinner train.
A Pause in the Action - Valley Railroad trainman Sam placed his lantern on the ground while waiting for passengers to leave the final North Pole Express train of the evening. Once the passengers ... (more)
40 is seen simmering away just before its 5:30 departure
All ahead...slow! The sold-out 1:30 Santa Special steams up and is about to get underway Northbound with a fresh 4" coat of snow just deposited - Christmas at its best.
Santa is coming...Merry Christmas!
As dark envelopes the Yard in black pouring rain, the Engineer reluctantly returns to his charge, New Haven No. 3025. He will climb aboard, release the brake, tug the throttle and to put the big b... (more)
Valley Railroad ALCo 2-8-2 is pulling forward to dump ash and the fireboy is going for the next switch. While this work was common years ago, it has vanished for the most part throughout the world... (more)
On her last run of the day, Valley Railroad Mikado number 40 makes her classic appearance pulling away from the time-honored depot at Essex, beginning to make the twelve-mile trek up the Connectic... (more)
Valley Railroad shop worker Mike works on degreasing and pressure washing the underside of Mikado No. 3025 at the Essex Locomotive Servicing Facility
Valley Railroad shop worker Chip cuts a superheater tube out of locomotive No. 97's boiler. This work is to stabilize the locomotive, and do some preparation work prior to the start of her 1472 d... (more)
Valley Railroad 40, fresh from its 1472-day inspection, rolls through Centerbrook on a beautiful fall afternoon.
Former USAF 80 tonnes gets to work pulling the 3025 out of the engine house.
Former USAF 80 Ton 1606 getting ready for todays work at the Valley railroad.
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)