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)
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)
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.
Flag Coal 75 and B&O 722 join NHVR 17 under the full moon at the South Side Depot.
New Hope Valley's number 17 gets a little service.
For those of you who have heard about this incident and have been wondering, the following is an official statement from the railroad:
"An automobile/train collision occurred on the New Hope V... (more)
Size comparison: Think GE centercabs are small? 65 ton GE #399 practically dwarfs 42 ton saddletank 17 as she brings her train back into the NHVR yard. Notice how the caboose towers over 17 too. H... (more)
If you're in the Raleigh-Durham area and want to run an engine, you're in luck. The NHVR's rent-a-loco program can put you behind the throttle of steam ($250) or diesel ($125) for an 8 mile run. H... (more)
Beggars can't be choosers! While she may be tiny, NHVR 17 is the only operating standard gauge steam loco in the Carolinas these days. In a busy work day at Bonsal, 17 undergoes a 245 psi. hydro t... (more)
The NHVR’s little Vulcan leads Flagg Coal 75 out of Bonsal as the Appex FD keeps an eye out for fires set by coal-burning 75. A couple of weeks earlier, 75 kept the Fairfield Co. FD quite busy wh... (more)