Day's Work Done - Valley RR 2-8-2 40 rests at VALE's shop in Essex, CT.
(Photo by Doug Scott)
Steam "Tour of the Line" at the Valley Railroad
We left Chester at 7:20 PM and headed for VALE’s north “end
of track” – the stop post a half-mile beyond the grade crossing at
Goodspeeds (East Haddam station), MP 12.72. We backed to
Goodspeeds siding, unloaded passengers and photographers, ran
40 around to the south end, and waited for the dinner train to
show up at 8:10. Vic set up another photo line, so everyone got
an unobstructed view. For most photographers, these were the
last for the day. We boarded the train and ran south to Essex
(8:47 PM) to end our trip. A few diehards [including Callboy
Photo Editor Doug Scott – Ed.] watched (and
photographed) 40 on the ashpit in twilight.