Sunday, October 28, 2018

On the Valley Line - Now!

Turns out, yesterday's train was only the beginning. Today, the MassBay Railroad Enthusiasts charter visited the Valley Line - and this time with double-headed steam!

I'll post pics either later today or tomorrow, but in the meantime, enjoy the videos (and apologies in advance that I didn't use a tripod. These were grab-N-go).

You'll notice I had a little bit more company at the crossing today than usual . . .

The backup move, southbound...

Entering the Essex Station area, northbound...

Third(!) steam locomotive, #40, deadheading into Essex, southbound...

Train departing Essex, northbound...

Really amazing amount of activity on the ol' Valley Line. I daresay that this line never had this much activity during my chosen modeling era of the late 1940s - or at any other time in its history. And I don't think I've ever seen any evidence of double-headed steam back in the day . . . So this is a pretty special treat.

As I mentioned, I'll post the photos later on, but for now I hope you enjoy the videos of The Valley Line Today!

PS: and note to Lionel and the NMRA - notice all the young folks photographing/videoing all this. LOTS of them around today. #thehobbyisnotdying


  1. Wonderful shots Chris. I need to get back to the NE US, and visit this line.

    1. And when you do, be sure to let me know!