As the first snowfall seen in the winter of 2017/18 lays a blanket on southern Connecticut, Valley Railroad Mikado No. 40 hauls a sold-out North Pole Express towards Santa's Village in Deep River,... (more)
Silent Night - Valley Railroad Mikado No. 40 shoves south, away from the camera, on a dark and cold November night in Chester, Connecticut as part of her plume reflects some of the surrounding mar... (more)
Anticipation - Valley Railroad Mikado No. 40 crosses over the Railroad Avenue crossing, her headlight illuminating about a half mile of track between that crossing and Dock Road, visible in the fo... (more)
Valley Railroad veteran Mikado No. 40 hauls a sold-out North Pole Express train through Centerbrook, Connecticut on a cold December evening.
Valley Railroad Mikado No. 40 shoves the second section of the North Pole Express back south over Waterhouse Brook in Chester, Connecticut with a sold-out trainload of families visiting with Santa... (more)
Engineer Brian M. chats with a member of the train crew on the ground as he waits to ease No. 3025 into the Valley Railroad's new enclosed engine servicing facility.
Valley Railroad locomotive 40 Leads the last North Pole Express train of the night north over the Chester Creek bridge.
Valley Railroad locomotive 40 leads the second North Pole Express train of the night through the north end of Essex, bound for the "North Pole" with a train load of happy families.