The first run of the 2011 Valley Railroad's Halloween themed Fright Train heads north through Essex, CT. Canon EOS 50D, Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC and two Lumedyne flashes
VALE 40 runs with the cylinder cocks open while carrying heavy smoke emission across the meadow.
Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
VALE 0901, ex US Navy 2, Pfizer 2, rests in the Essex Yard under Ursa Major in a September night sky. Built in 1940, 0901 is believed to be the oldest operating diesel electric locomotive in the U... (more)
Valley Railroad 40 leads the last train of the day past one family's patriotic garden.
This 1941 Porter was restored for display by the Connecticut Valley Railroad. It now sits outside the yard greeting visitors. This locomotive was used by the U.S. Navy during World War II in the e... (more)
Vale 40 getting greased up.
VALE 40 crosses the Falls River Bridge in the hands of a student during "Your Hand on the Throttle" Program.
Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
VALE 2, a 1941 Porter 0-6-0, leads the display train at Essex, CT.
Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Valley Railroad No. 3025 is temporarily a cab in front during it's restoration. Planning for steam-up this year!
It's been a while since the tender of a steam engine was lettered this way! And unfortunately, none of the New Haven Railroad's original steam engines survive today. But thanks to the Val... (more)
Waiting in the wings to take her place in the steam locomotive rotation at the Valley Railroad is this 22-year old Chinese SY. Purchased at the 2008 Knox & Kane auction, this locomotive ... (more)
A Frigid Night on the Valley Railroad - South Yard. Valley Railroad Consolidation #97's Engineer holds short of the Rte 153 crossing as his Fireman manually triggers the gates to protect t... (more)
Not Adieu, but Au Revoir. Without much fanfare, a long-time mainstay of Valley Railroad power bowed out of the active roster on December 29th of 2010. With just 5 service days remaining ... (more)
Valley Railroad #97 leads a North Pole Express out of the darkness north through Essex, CT. At the end of the season #97 will be taken out of service for her mandated FRA rebuild. Canon EOS 50D,... (more)
Bound for the North Pole. The platform looks pretty deserted on this chilly November evening, but looks in this case are quite deceiving. "All Aboard" has just been called and the sell-o... (more)