Day's end in Sheepscot. After a very busy day of operations, the WW&F begins to wind things down. The last of the passenger trains has returned and the consist has been tied down. With it... (more)
Tea Kettles & Model Ts The WW&F Museum's Model T Railcar holds the siding at Alna Center, as the the hourly excursion train passes by on its southbound run to the railway terminus at Sheep... (more)
Moving me down the highway! The WW&F Museum's newly-built, Turner Centre Creamery car heads off for Wiscasset, on its mission to educate the public and attract visitors to the yard in Alna... (more)
How do you get a 13,000 lb narrow gauge reefer car off a photo freight and onto a truck? The stock answer is very carefully!
As great as it looks out on the rails, the WW&F Museu... (more)
On the milk run. Having gathered all possible speed on the the flats below, the WW&F Morning Mixed makes its southbound charge up the grade known as "The Ladder" toward Alna Center. The p... (more)
On the milk run. The Turner Centre Creamery Attendant loads cans of raw milk aboard the company reefer car as the WW&F morning mixed pauses briefly at tiny Alna Center Station. The train i... (more)
A storm blowing through. Making track speed and trailing a dark, turbulent plume, Nickel Plate 765 blows past the iconic Carland Elevator dragging a heavy, 34-car freight. Although there a... (more)
It's quittin' time. Having just completed their shift, a group of railroad employees hang out behind a local grain elevator to shoot the breeze and enjoy a cigar and a brew before heading h... (more)
Not many trains stop here any more. The agent in charge of the tiny station in Chester, Connecticut acknowledges a passing southbound freight as he locks up and prepares to head for home.
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)
The torch has been passed. It all began back in 1971, when The Valley Railroad ran its first steam excursion on the old Connecticut Valley Line with a little Baldwin 2-6-2 numbered 103. Th... (more)
Southbound at Goodspeed. Arriving from Middletown and points north, a New Haven local pulls into the yard at Goodspeed Station, in East Haddam, CT. Although the tracks on what is now the V... (more)
New York New Haven & Hartford. The crew of New Haven 3025 couples to one of the line's box cars, prior to spotting it in front of the Dickinson Witch Hazel facility in the Essex Yard. As i... (more)
Tate's Cut. One of the most distinctive features of the old Connecticut Valley Line is the deep rock cut, located immediately north of the freight depot in the town of Deep River. This cut... (more)
The Connecticut Valley Line. New Haven 3025 rounds the curve at Broadway with a short freight bound for Old Saybrook. One of the most scenic spots on the Connecticut Valley Line, the Broad... (more)