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Connecticut's Valley Railroad
An album of images showing 4 seasons of operation on the former New York, New Haven & Hartford Connecticut Valley Line.
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Photo ID: 753766

One last run. On the last day of steam operations for 2020, Valley Railroad Mikado #40 makes one last charge to North Chester with her final trip of the year. Here, she is seen working upg... (more)

Railroad: Valley Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Essex, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: VALE 40
Train ID: 3:30 PM Excursion
Photo Date: October 25, 2020


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Added: Nov 10, 2020

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Photo ID: 753636

A colorful tree-tunnel. Valley Railroad Mikado #40 kicks off the final day of steam passenger operations on the Valley Railroad, hauling a string of 7 heavyweights north through a colorful ... (more)

Railroad: Valley Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Centerbrook, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: VALE 40
Train ID: 11 AM Excursion
Photo Date: October 25, 2020


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Added: Nov 09, 2020

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Photo ID: 753555

A touch of color on the Valley Line. Although the leaf-drop has begun in earnest, there are still some flashes of color along the Valley Railroad's well-traveled right-of-way as Mikado #40 ... (more)

Railroad: Valley Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: North Chester, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: VALE 40
Train ID: 12:30 PM Excursion
Photo Date: October 24, 2020


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Added: Nov 09, 2020

Views: 2,002
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Photo ID: 684867

Brian in the office. Valley Railroad Engineer Brian Messinger keeps a sharp eye on the track ahead as he takes Valley Railroad Mikado #40 and Santa Special #4 north through the Deep River s... (more)

Railroad: Valley Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Deep River, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: VALE 40
Train ID: SS-4
Photo Date: November 23, 2018


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Added: Jan 21, 2019

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Photo ID: 683601

The Old Soldier. Valley Railroad Consolidation #97 emerges from the Essex Locomotive Servicing Facility on a late fall afternoon in 2018, as her crew prepares her to make 3 North Pole Expre... (more)

Railroad: Valley Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Essex, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: VALE 97
Train ID: None
Photo Date: November 25, 2018


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Added: Jan 10, 2019

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Photo ID: 683518

The Essex Yard Shuffle. Valley Railroad Mikado #3025 hauls an 8-car train of heavyweights out of the Essex Yard in the late afternoon sun in what looks like the first North Pole Express of ... (more)

Railroad: Valley Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Essex, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: NH 3025
Train ID: NPE-1
Photo Date: December 23, 2018


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Added: Jan 09, 2019

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Photo ID: 683349

North to Chester. Valley Railroad Mikado #40 takes the second, sold-out, Santa Special of the day north across Chester Creek, heading for North Chester, just about a mile and a half further... (more)

Railroad: Valley Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Chester, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: VALE 40
Train ID: SS-2
Photo Date: November 24, 2018


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Added: Jan 07, 2019

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Photo ID: 683275

NPE-1, the first of 9 trips. It's just past 3PM and the first of 9 North Pole Express Trips out of Essex is heading north to North Chester behind Valley Railroad Mikado #3025, seen here pas... (more)

Railroad: Valley Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Centerbrook, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: NH 3025
Train ID: NPE-1
Photo Date: November 25, 2018


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Added: Jan 07, 2019

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Photo ID: 682911

Run Number 6....and it's only 1PM. Engineer Brian Messinger holds the final note of his crossing whistle until his locomotive's drivers are squarely in the crossing at Old Deep River Road, ... (more)

Railroad: Valley Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Centerbrook, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: VALE 40
Train ID: SS-6
Photo Date: November 23, 2018


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Added: Jan 04, 2019

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Photo ID: 682802

North Pole Express: Making a Living with Steam. The Valley Railroad's New Haven Mikado #3025 glows just a bit in the waning sunlight, as she takes the first of the evening's sold-out, North... (more)

Railroad: Valley Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Deep River, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: NH 3025
Train ID: NPE-1
Photo Date: November 23, 2018


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Added: Jan 03, 2019

Views: 5,720
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Photo ID: 602566

One very popular excursion. Just 4 minutes after departure from Essex Depot, the Valley Railroad's 2:30 PM Santa Special has cleared the yard limit and begins to accelerate to track speed o... (more)

Railroad: Valley Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Centerbrook, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: VALE 40
Train ID: 2:30PM Santa Special
Photo Date: November 27, 2016


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Added: Jan 10, 2017

Views: 3,070
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Photo ID: 602399

Sunset North Pole Express. Just a few minutes from official sunset, the first of the Valley Railroad's 5 North Pole Express Trains rumbles north across the Deep River Creek Bridge on its wa... (more)

Railroad: Valley Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Deep River, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: VALE 40
Train ID: NPE 1
Photo Date: November 27, 2016


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Added: Jan 09, 2017

People's Choice 2

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Photo ID: 562472

Northbound at Old Deep River Road. NH 3025's Fireman is on the seat box clearing the left side as his train approaches the unguarded crossing at Old Deep River Road.

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Railroad: Valley Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Centerbrook, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: NH 3025
Train ID: 1 PM Santa Specia
Photo Date: November 29, 2014


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Added: Jan 17, 2016

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Photo ID: 562115

Sunnyside at Deep River Creek. The Valley Railroad's New Haven Mikado #3025 charges northbound across the trestle at Deep River Creek with the last of the day's Santa Specials, on Thanksgiv... (more)

Railroad: Valley Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Deep River, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: NH 3025
Train ID: 2:30 PM Santa Specia
Photo Date: November 29, 2015


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Added: Jan 15, 2016

Views: 3,217
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Photo ID: 561913

Turning at Tate's Cut. The Valley Railroad's big New Haven Mikado #3025 has just cut off from her Santa Special consist at Deep River Landing and is now pulling forward past the yard's nort... (more)

Railroad: Valley Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Deep River, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: NH 3025
Train ID: None
Photo Date: December 26, 2015


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Jan 12, 2016

Views: 4,804
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Favorited: 25
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