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.
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)
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.
Mikado Double Header - Valley Railroad 2-8-2s No 40 and 3025 team up to power two trains on the afternoon of August 21, 2013. Pictured here is the final run of the day. The shop forces re... (more)
She's back! Well, at least for a while. After nearly 8 months of downtime for running gear maintenance, Valley Railroad #40 is now back in the service, seen here taking a dead-head passeng... (more)
Locomotive #0900 sits Track 6 tied onto the South end of the Essex Clipper Dinner Train as it pumps up the air to start the Initial Terminal Test before being moved over to the Main track f... (more)
Caution! Student Driver. Valley Railroad Mikado #3025 rumbles southbound across Deep River Creek with a Student Engineer at her throttle and a veteran Engineer keeping watch from the gangwa... (more)
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)
Deep in the cut. A Valley Railroad Engineer carefully backs NH 3025 out of the rock formation known as Tate's Cut, in the town of Deep River, Connecticut. On this particular day, the locom... (more)