Leaving for the pole in 6 minutes!. A few last-minute arrivals hustle down the platform to their assigned cars, but most of the passengers are already in their seats for the 5:35 PM departu... (more)
Embraced by the Dark - A Valley Railroad North Pole Express pulls into the "North Pole" to pick up Santa and his elves after a fresh snowfall blanketed the area.
Crossing chilly Deep River Creek. Valley Railroad Engineer Ken Blandina takes New Haven 3025 and 8 heavyweight coaches north across the Deep River Creek bridge on a late afternoon Santa Spe... (more)
The trains don't stop here anymore. One of the Valley Railroad's sold-out Santa Specials high-balls past the tiny Chester Station en route to the North Pole, with veteran Engineer Bruce Edg... (more)
Valley Railroad locomotive 40 leads the second North Pole Express train of the night through the north end of Essex, bound for the "North Pole" with a train load of happy families.
The last North Pole Express for the night heads north through Chester, CT with a trainload of families visiting with Santa and his elves.
Providence and Worcester NR4 rolls southbound at track speed, approaching the Jewett City High and Wide Detector.
Providence and Worcester NR4 sports an ex-BNSF widecab while working at the Tar Yard Limits
The first night of North Pole Express trains out of Essex, Connecticut on the Valley Railroad began with four runs to the "North Pole". Here the second run passes through the Centerbrook section ... (more)
Phase III E8 before its famous CR and PRR life. The diesel power off an inbound NEC train from Boston has just cut off and is rolling SB. The 499 is one of 5 E8's rebuilt with HEP by Amtrak in 197... (more)
While the Valley RR is famous for their steam power, the popular dinner trains are typically hauled by one of two slightly less glamorous GE switchers, which actually predate the Chinese-built ste... (more)
The Valley Railroads recreated New Haven 2-8-2 departs Essex with the final train of the day.
The Valley Railroads recreated New Haven 2-8-2 steams along the Connecticut River with a morning train for Chester.
Housatonic Railroad GP35's 3601 and 3604 passes the old depot in downtown Canaan, CT, during switching moves.
A scene from the 10th Annual Night Photo Shoot at the Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum in Willimantic, Connecticut. Lighting provided by Steve Barry