One of the fun things about modeling the Valley Line is that my daily commute from Old Saybrook to Hartford, CT follows much of the old mainline. But it's closest at the Hub of Valley Line operations - Middletown.
Middletown has been served by a variety of operators since my prototype NHRR folded - Penn Central, then Conrail, Connecticut Southern, Providence & Worcester, and now Genesee & Wyoming. Even though operations today aren't as busy as in years past, you can still occasionally see the old 1911 Airline railroad swing bridge being used and motive power idling away waiting for its next assignment.
Lately on my way into work, I've noticed old P&W-painted power sitting on the old Valley Line but it was just today that I had the time to stop and take a few photos. While things don't look like they used to (just compare these pics to my banner photo), it's still awful nice to see the Valley Line still in service!