New Hope Valley #17 prepares to run around a train full of passengers at the New Hill pass track. This train was one of five Santa Holiday Trains to run that day. I wanted to capture #17 before ... (more)
New Hill is a remote rural community located about 21 miles south of Raleigh, NC. and is just about center of an 8 mile section of straight track on the then Seaboard Coast Line's (now CSX's) "S" ... (more)
New Hope Valley Railway's 11:00 Christmas excursion returns to Bonsal with some assistance from the railroads saddle tank steam locomotive No. 17 after the original engine began to develop a brake... (more)
Four GPs lead a southbound local passing through New Hill, SC on the old SAL main line, September 1971
The crew keeps an eye out for brush fires set by the 75. The NHVR is operated by the East Carolina Chapter NRHS. The all volunteer operation were very accomodating and even gave me a ride out to... (more)
Teakettles times 2: Flagg Coal 75 (1930) teams up with NHVR's own Vulcan 0-4-0T #17 (1941) for two weekends of doubleheaded trips on the 4 mile line this month. If you look carefully, you can see... (more)
Flagg Coal 75 had to be one of the most well traveled steam engines today. Here it is seen double heading with a twin Vulcan 0-4-0T on the New Hope Valley RR. The 4 mile line is very tight in th... (more)
Last owned by Becker Sand & Gravel now at New Hope. Built 1945 has been with the Marine Corps also.
Built by Vulcan Iron works in 1941 this was last owned by West Virginia Northern # 17
This is another example of the standard center-cab 80 ton locomotive used on short line and industrial sites throughout North America.
They filled the water tank with the garden hose.