Crossing Deep River Creek. Just three days before Christmas, and with just two days of operations left, the Valley Railroad's Locomotive #97 kicks off a busy Saturday of North Pole Express ... (more)
The Connecticut Valley Line. Along much of its route, Valley Railroad trains are seldom far from water. The line runs next to the Connecticut River as well as by and over several tributarie... (more)
It's the Most Wonderful Time of Year! The Essex Steam Train runs three separate steam powered trainsets during the holiday season, making it the steam show of New England. With three trains naviga... (more)
Valley Railroad 97 waits in the hole at Deep River with NPE1 for the arrival of NPE2 pulled by sister #40. Once the scheduled meet occurs, 97 and train will proceed North. This season is exception... (more)
VALE 0902 leads a train of old pullman coaches south on the former New Haven valley line along the Connecticut River.
Christmastime In Connecticut. VALE 97 (2-8-0, Alco, 1923) is a staple of the Christmas season at the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat, the most prodigious of seasonal tourist train operators i... (more)
This General Electric 80 Ton diesel was built in July 1940 by General Electric as United States Navy 65-00430, working in San Diego CA. In the 1960s it was sold to Pfizer, which renumbered it 2 a... (more)
Valley Railroad #40 leads a train north out of Essex.
Essex Steam Train & Riverboat operates a 2½-hour train and riverboat tour, and 1 hour train only journeys begining at the historic 1892 Essex Station. The trips are a 12-mile, narrated round-trip... (more)
Valley Railroad's 80-Ton 0901 in the Essex Yard.
#97 reflects the fading light as she charges into the Dock Road Crossing. The locomotive has been rebuilt over the last few seasons and is looking better than it has in many years
Venerable Valley Railroad #97 has the honors on the first North Pole Express as it rumbles through Old Deep River Road
Two Valley Railroad "North Pole Express" trains get ready for departure from Essex, CT 12/17/2022.
In times past, heritage steam railroads in the USA closed up shop at the end of Oct... (more)
Stepping out over Deep River Creek. Valley Railroad Consolidation #97 rumbles across the steel bridge over Deep River Creek as she hauls the 2PM North Pole Express toward North Chester, CT.... (more)
VALE #2, a Porter 0-6-0, sits with a holiday decorated string of cars.