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
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)
#17 is making her way back into Petersburg with the hourly train for Train Festival 2010.
New Hope 17 waits while passengers load, and as she does so, Potomac Eagle F unit in C&O colors, 8016, and the South Branch Valley RR's B&O passenger Geep pose for the folks. In the right backgro... (more)
I think this gem was the hit of the 2010 West Virginia Railfest. Sharp and clean, with two great sounding whistles, she sure looked good.