The Pioneer Valley Railroad consists of former New Haven Railroad trackage that was once the northern extension of the canal line from New Haven north. This was one of the NH's few incursions nor... (more)
Once or twice a week, Pioneer Valley makes the trek from their ex-New Haven RR yard in Westfield to interchange with Pan Am Railways in Holyoke, MA. After dropping 6 empties at the interchange, th... (more)
Mass Bay Railroad Enthusiasts "Westfield Wanderer" trundles down the Street trackage on Water Street in downtown Holyoke, MA. The stretch of track was recently reopened to accommodate in... (more)
Mass Bay Railroad Enthusiasts "Westfield Wanderer" excursion departs Pioneer Valley's yard in Westfield, MA on a gloomy Saturday with Pioneer Valley GP9RM 7031 on the point.
PVRR 7031 (ex-CN GP9RM) leads a Mass Bay RRE charter over the Third Level Canal in Holyoke, MA. One of the many paper mills in Holyoke, the Riverside Paper Company, has been standing since 1867. H... (more)
PVRR 7031 (ex-CN GP9RM) leads a Mass Bay RRE charter in Holyoke, MA.
PVRR 7031 (ex-CN GP9RM) leads a Mass Bay RRE charter in Holyoke, MA. The train is travelling on a street running track on Water Street.
Pioneer Valley SW1 27 clatters across the Conrail diamond at Westfield, MA, a few days after the railroad's startup. The 43-year-old switcher is on former New Haven trackage, crossing the former B... (more)
Fresh out of the paint shop and resplendent in its bright new coat of Pinsly red, Pioneer Valley SW1 27 poses at the railroad's Westfield, MA, headquarters a few days after the line's July 1982 st... (more)
PV-1 takes its small train south to switch a couple of customers on the Holyoke Branch.
PVRR 2647, decked out for the holidays, idles at Holyoke's Heritage Park after pulling in the Santa Train. The Heritage Park carousel can be seen lit up in the background.
Just after 5 am. two of the three PVRR CF7's get fired up in the engine house preparing for a days work of switching.
PVRR 2647 holds Springdale siding to allow a hi-rail truck by them on the Holyoke Branch.