The 3pm North Pole Express train has departed from Essex Station. This steam locomotive #3025 leading the train is one of the locomotives which were originally imported for some tourist railways f... (more)
The Essex Yard Shuffle. Valley Railroad Mikado #3025 hauls an 8-car train of heavyweights out of the Essex Yard in the late afternoon sun in what looks like the first North Pole Express of ... (more)
NPE-1, the first of 9 trips. It's just past 3PM and the first of 9 North Pole Express Trips out of Essex is heading north to North Chester behind Valley Railroad Mikado #3025, seen here pas... (more)
North Pole Express: Making a Living with Steam. The Valley Railroad's New Haven Mikado #3025 glows just a bit in the waning sunlight, as she takes the first of the evening's sold-out, North... (more)
Santa is coming...Merry Christmas!
As dark envelopes the Yard in black pouring rain, the Engineer reluctantly returns to his charge, New Haven No. 3025. He will climb aboard, release the brake, tug the throttle and to put the big b... (more)
On October 29th and 30th, 2016, the Mass Bay Railroad Enthusiasts (MBRRE) and the Providence & Worcester railroad teamed up, running an excursion train out of Worcester to the Valley Railroad, via... (more)
Northbound at Old Deep River Road. NH 3025's Fireman is on the seat box clearing the left side as his train approaches the unguarded crossing at Old Deep River Road.
This view provides ... (more)
Sunnyside at Deep River Creek. The Valley Railroad's New Haven Mikado #3025 charges northbound across the trestle at Deep River Creek with the last of the day's Santa Specials, on Thanksgiv... (more)
Turning at Tate's Cut. The Valley Railroad's big New Haven Mikado #3025 has just cut off from her Santa Special consist at Deep River Landing and is now pulling forward past the yard's nort... (more)
At North Pole Station. Engineer Ken Blandina gets the lantern signal from his Conductor that his locomotive has been decoupled from the passenger consist, and he may now pull forward to beg... (more)
And the days get short, when you reach....November. My, the days are darn short when you get into the holiday season. It's not even 3 PM yet and the New England Sun is already doing a swan... (more)
Now departing Essex..... With her cylinder cock steam stirring up the last of the fallen leaves, the Valley Railroad's Mikado #3025 slowly eases 9 heavyweights out of the Essex Yard to begi... (more)
Flag Stop - Hadlyme. The Valley Railroad's 1PM "Santa Special" passes the Hadlyme Station as she enters the Ferry Road crossing on her run to North Chester. Decades ago, when th... (more)
New Haven J-1A Mikado. The Valley Railroad's J-1A Mikado #3025 takes a holiday Santa Special across the little trestle spanning the Falls River in Centerbrook, Connecticut, just a few hundr... (more)