Back yard projects. We've all got 'em. Labor-intensive and perhaps expensive jobs that will need to get done at some point. Such is the case at Connecticut's Valley Railroad. You are loo... (more)
Valley Railroad #40....minus a few parts. As she sits, the 40 looks a little bit like one of those stolen cars you find abandoned along the side of a highway. She's missing her wheels and ... (more)
Valley Railroad veteran No 97 powers a North Pole Express train through the Centerbrook section of Essex, CT. She's currently out of service awaiting her FRA mandated rebuild.
Here is one of the youngest steam locomotives on the planet built 1988 in China. It's youth is one of the reasons the Valley RR selected this as it's most recent locomotive. It is much younger tha... (more)
Valley Railroad workers remove a pair of trees blocking the path of a plow extra, consisting of former Hoosac Tunnel & Wilmington plow and GE 80 ton 0901.
Golden Glow - Valley Railroad Locomotive 3025 poses for photos at the Night Photo Session A Lerro Productions Event
Coworkers. As the snow begins to fly, Valley Railroad Mikado No 40 pulls a trainload of families out of Essex Station with the second run of the North Pole Express. In the foreground is Valley V... (more)
Valley Railroad No 3025s trailing truck is being readied to be placed under the locomotive int he railroad's Essex, CT shops. This was during the reubild project of the former Knox & Kane Chinese... (more)
Putting the cart before the horse, so to speak. The drivers have been placed in front of the Mikado in preperation for their placement under the locomotive during the rebuilding of Valley Railroa... (more)
This New Haven J1a is getting ready to go pick a freight up from Hartford...not! Its really Valley Railroads 3025 getting ready for a day of hauling happy passengers.
The people of the Valley Railroad take good care of ol' 3025....old, haha yea rite. But they do take care of this good looking 22 year old locomotive!
Valley Railroad 2-8-2 No 3025 poses during the Lerro Productions photo charter's night photo shoot in Essex, CT. Canon EOS 50D, Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG
Valley Railroad 2-8-2 No 3025 poses during the Lerro Productions photo charter's night photo shoot in Essex, CT. Canon EOS 50D, Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC
Calling it a day, a crewman exits the freight house and gets ready to catch his ride home. Special thanks to Paul Horgan for allowing use of his Edsel Citation, even though the scene predates the... (more)
CLEAR!!!! NH 3025's Fireman shouts the warning to any unwary bystanders before opening one of his locomotive's blow-down valves. Superheated water is suddenly expelled from the firebox sec... (more)