Going through old photos I found this shot of Old 97 taken in 2010 around the time she went out of service for her 1472 days of service expiration. The Speedlite mounted to the camera provided jus... (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)
Leaving for the pole in 6 minutes!. A few last-minute arrivals hustle down the platform to their assigned cars, but most of the passengers are already in their seats for the 5:35 PM departu... (more)
New Haven Fireman; Eric Steinberg. bw
Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these photographers from their appointed rounds.
NH #3025 performs a runby at the Valley Railroad for patrons of a Lerro Product... (more)
The new 3025 runs around the six-car consist, preparing for the 3:30 PM train.
Essex Depot - Home of Connecticut's Valley Railroad. After hauling four scheduled excursions on this beautiful Sunday in May, NH 3025 brings the last of them to the deserted platform at Ess... (more)
The Connecticut Valley Railroad Museum (CVRM) Railfan Day on Saturday, 1st November 1986 included a night photo session, featuring New York Central E-9A # 4096, heading up a night train to nowhere... (more)
VALE 3025 Reporting for duty. With the majority of their passengers safely on board, Valley Railroad crew members look for stragglers and count down the last couple of minutes until their d... (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)
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)
Veteran Valley Railroad Engineer Bruce hangs the first of a pair of kerosene-burning classification lamps as he prepares to take a special B-section of the railroad's "North Pole Express" from Ess... (more)
Happy Holidays from The Valley Railroad. Essex Depot basks in the glow of the holiday lights on a misty, drizzly,...and rather warm evening, two days after Christmas. With the North Pole ... (more)
VALE 97 lets off some steam before being connected to the "Santa Special" for a run to the North Pole. Taken with Canon Digital Rebel.
A view of the Essex Steam Train Museum on a spring night before the start of the summer tourist season. Taken with Canon Digital Rebel.