Merry Christmas from Maine! With the sun sinking rapidly toward the horizon, WW&F #10 shines in the golden light as she moves toward the Sheepscot Platform to pick up yet another passenger ... (more)
Deck the halls! The Essex Depot is all aglow with Christmas trimmings as the Valley Railroad operates its North Pole Express Trains for the 2015 Holiday Season. There are 4 such trains per... (more)
At North Pole Station. Engineer Ken Blandina gets the lantern signal from his Conductor that his locomotive has been decoupled from the passenger consist, and he may now pull forward to beg... (more)
Choosing sides at Deep River Creek. Under a pretty mackerel sky, Engineer Brian Messinger takes Valley Railroad Mikado #40 and the 2:30 edition of the Santa Special across Deep River Creek,... (more)
And the days get short, when you reach....November. My, the days are darn short when you get into the holiday season. It's not even 3 PM yet and the New England Sun is already doing a swan... (more)
Now departing Essex..... With her cylinder cock steam stirring up the last of the fallen leaves, the Valley Railroad's Mikado #3025 slowly eases 9 heavyweights out of the Essex Yard to begi... (more)
Flag Stop - Hadlyme. The Valley Railroad's 1PM "Santa Special" passes the Hadlyme Station as she enters the Ferry Road crossing on her run to North Chester. Decades ago, when th... (more)
Tree Tunnel. Crossett Western #10 sure looks as if she's charging out of a dark tunnel carved into the rock above the East Fork of the Lewis River, but in reality, it's just a tall stand of... (more)
Autumn on the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad. Crossett Western saddle-tanker #10 rumbles across the high bridge, spanning the East Fork of the Lewis River on a beautiful fall day. The bridge... (more)
Autumn on the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad. Crossett Western #10 rumbles across the pin-connected, Pratt Deck truss bridge, spanning the East Fork of the Lewis River on a beautiful fall day.... (more)
Through the hills....literally. Crossett Western #10 exits the 300 ft long tunnel near Mouton Falls, and is seen here in the rock cut that marks the approach to the West Portal.
The tun... (more)
Through the hills....literally. A few rays of sunlight highlight the exhaust plume of Crossett Western #10 as she emerges from West Portal of the 300 ft long tunnel near Mouton Falls, on he... (more)
Southbound at Yacolt Creek. The last rays of golden sunlight filter through a breaking overcast as Crossett Western #10 charges south across the little wooden trestle at Yacolt Creek.
Turning at Yacolt. Engineer Luke Johnson brings Crossett Western Co. #10 around the south leg of the Yacolt Wye, as he turns his short freight for an evening photo session with Lerro Produ... (more)
Perfect plumage. With the early morning sun highlighting her classic exhaust plume, Crossett Western #10, hauls a cut of freight cars north on the old Northern Pacific branch line between ... (more)