Valley Railroad #3025 backing away from the top of the Old Saybrook wye, giving Providence & Worcester train NH-1 room to turn his 10 car train. The Valley Mikado was there for P&W job NR-2 (work... (more)
The Valley Railroad Company's Chief Mechanical Officer, David Conrad check the journal boxes while awaiting the arrival of P&W NR-2 to wye the locomotive to face North.
Valley Railroad 3025 approaches the Route 153 crossing for the first time as a Northern facing engine. Engineer and CMO, J. David Conrad, gives a show with a plume of black smoke, uncharacteristic... (more)
Valley Railroad 3025 approaches the grade level crossing at Connally Drive, Old Saybrook while fireman and master mechanic, Bill Wolf, keeps a look out ahead.
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VALE 3025: From vision to fruition. Back in 2008, Valley Railroad CMO J. David Conrad let it be known that his company was seeking a third steam locomotive, to ensure its future as "The Ess... (more)
The first run of the 2011 North Pole Express on the Valley Railroad appears out of the darkness in Essex, CT. Canon EOS 50D, Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC, two Lumedyne flashes
Valley Railroad 3025 pulls its first train across Route 153. Although it was only a switching move to prepare for North Pole Express festivities, 3025 performed well moving the 9 car consist.
Valley Railroad CMO J. David Conrad at the throttle of the Valley's newest steamer, 3025. Photo taken by Valley Railroad employee wearing all necessary PPE.
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Valley Railroad 3025 moving under its own power for the first time.
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Valley Railroad's newest steamer, 3025 is fired up for the first time after it's ongoing and extensive rebuild.
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First time seeing the light of day. Valley Railroad Chief Mechanical Officer J. David Conrad looks over the railroad's newest locomotive - a Chinese SY, wearing #3025 on its first trip outside of... (more)
I get quite the look from the conductor as I snap this photo.
Work progresses rapidly on Valley Railroad's 3025, set to go into service November 2011.
Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
America's fastest railroad machine, the Acela, zips along a rock encrusted fill just before ripping through Rocky Neck State Park on it's journey to Boston.
Reflecting the evening sun, a northbound Acela crosses a bridge at the mouth of Four Mile River, bound for Boston.