One of New Hope Valley's center-cab diesels has recently been painted in the scheme of the original Norfolk Southern Railway, the company that once owned the very tracks the engine currently sits ... (more)
New Hope Valley 65-tonner number 671, formerly employed by the US Department of Defense, has been painted into a nice rendition of the original Norfolk Southern Railway. The NHVR/North Carolina Ra... (more)
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)
NHV #17 returns with the final trip for the day on hot Sunday afternoon with heat indices between 105 and 110 Fahrenheit. The crews working #17 alternated trips to avoid heat exhaustion.
NHV #17 rest under the stars awaiting passenger excursions for the 2016 calendar year. The remote location of the North Carolina Railway Museum allows for views of the Milky Way Galaxy in the Spr... (more)
On the last day to ride this year, this steam locomotive is preparing to couple up and take the Santa train up towards New Hill, NC.
New Hope Valley 17 gets ready to head another run to New Hill and back during a busy Sunday on the small railroad
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)
Roanoke Railfest had steam this year with New Hope Vallry # 17. The locomotive looked good and sounded even better with 1218 and 611's whistles on for the two day event. The locomotive smoked it u... (more)
On a rainy Saturday afternoon, New Hope Valley Railway's Vulcan 0-4-0 #17 makes for an eerie sight as she prepares to run around her train to make the 4.5 mile trip back to the Bosnal Yard to comp... (more)
#17 is making her way back into Petersburg with the hourly train for Train Festival 2010.
The engineer and his crew prepare to switch these coaches onto the next train...
Special thanks goes to MSRLHA for the lighting and those involved in organizing West Virginia Rails 2010.
Petersburg, WV celebrated 100 years of rails. Here New Hope Valley Steam Locomotive rests for the night.
#17 was the saving grace at WV Rails for those coming to see steam running where it hasn't been in a good many years. This was also #17's first trip away from home rails in NC.