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Owner: Valley Railroad Company
Model:Alco 2-8-0Built As:BSE 200 (2-8-0)
Serial Number:65188Order No:
Frame Number:Built:2/1925
Notes:Alco-Cooke
Other locos with this serial:  VALE 97(2-8-0) VTR 97(2-8-0)
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TRAIN Doubleheader
Title:  TRAIN Doubleheader
Description:  40 heads south on the main to couple back onto the south end of the train.
Photo Date:  11/3/1984  Upload Date: 1/26/2006 9:26:42 PM
Location:  Deep River, CT
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories: 
Locomotives:  VALE 40(2-8-2) VALE 97(2-8-0)
Views:  746   Comments: 0
TRAIN Doubleheader
Title:  TRAIN Doubleheader
Description:  97 will back north out of view and 40 will back the train north of the crossing for a photo.
Photo Date:  11/3/1984  Upload Date: 1/26/2006 9:27:49 PM
Location:  Deep River, CT
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories: 
Locomotives:  VALE 97(2-8-0)
Views:  484   Comments: 0
TRAIN Doubleheader
Title:  TRAIN Doubleheader
Description:  The doubleheader arriving back at Essex.
Photo Date:  11/3/1984  Upload Date: 1/26/2006 9:41:18 PM
Location:  Essex, CT
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories: 
Locomotives:  VALE 97(2-8-0) VALE 40(2-8-2)
Views:  989   Comments: 0
TRAIN Doubleheader
Title:  TRAIN Doubleheader
Description:  97 proceeds down the main and will back onto the 40 to reestablish the doubleheader. Bob Bass waits to make the hitch.
Photo Date:  11/3/1984  Upload Date: 1/28/2006 10:51:41 PM
Location:  Deep River, CT
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories: 
Locomotives:  VALE 40(2-8-2) VALE 97(2-8-0)
Views:  932   Comments: 0
TRAIN Doubleheader
Title:  TRAIN Doubleheader
Description:  The doubleheader makes a rather uninspiring runby at the Centerbrook meadow, with "guest engineer" Ross Rowland at the throttle of the 97.
Photo Date:  11/3/1984  Upload Date: 1/28/2006 10:52:51 PM
Location:  Centerbrook, CT
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories: 
Locomotives:  VALE 40(2-8-2) VALE 97(2-8-0)
Views:  996   Comments: 0
TRAIN Doubleheader
Title:  TRAIN Doubleheader
Description:  40 and 97 back down after the first runby for another try at it.
Photo Date:  11/3/1984  Upload Date: 1/29/2006 11:27:54 PM
Location:  Centerbrook, CT
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories: 
Locomotives:  VALE 40(2-8-2) VALE 97(2-8-0)
Views:  716   Comments: 0
TRAIN Doubleheader
Title:  TRAIN Doubleheader
Description:  NOW, THIS is more like it! The second runby at Centerbrook meadow.
Photo Date:  11/3/1984  Upload Date: 1/29/2006 11:29:20 PM
Location:  Centerbrook, CT
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories: 
Locomotives:  VALE 97(2-8-0) VALE 40(2-8-2)
Views:  783   Comments: 0
TRAIN Doubleheader
Title:  TRAIN Doubleheader
Description:  A second shot, a little closer. This is a 300 dpi scan to show the full frame.
Photo Date:  11/3/1984  Upload Date: 1/29/2006 11:30:10 PM
Location:  Centerbrook, CT
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories: 
Locomotives:  VALE 97(2-8-0) VALE 40(2-8-2)
Views:  869   Comments: 0
TRAIN Doubleheader
Title:  TRAIN Doubleheader
Description:  Same photo as the previous, but a 400 dpi scan and cropped for a tighter frame.
Photo Date:  11/3/1984  Upload Date: 1/29/2006 11:31:10 PM
Location:  Centerbrook, CT
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories: 
Locomotives:  VALE 97(2-8-0) VALE 40(2-8-2)
Views:  1023   Comments: 0
TRAIN Doubleheader
Title:  TRAIN Doubleheader
Description:  The doubleheader pauses in the Centerbrook meadow for a bit, with the 97 sitting on the Falls River bridge. This is the bridge which was partially washed out in 1982, causing the VRR to run south to Old Saybrook, note the new abutment beneath the tender.
Photo Date:  11/3/1984  Upload Date: 1/30/2006 4:00:58 PM
Location:  Centerbrook, CT
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories: 
Locomotives:  VALE 97(2-8-0)
Views:  611   Comments: 0
TRAIN Doubleheader
Title:  TRAIN Doubleheader
Description:  The doubleheader southbound at Bokum Rd., about a mile south of Essex station.
Photo Date:  11/3/1984  Upload Date: 1/30/2006 4:02:23 PM
Location:  Essex, CT
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories: 
Locomotives:  VALE 97(2-8-0)
Views:  490   Comments: 0
TRAIN Doubleheader
Title:  TRAIN Doubleheader
Description:  TRAIN 2HDR passing the, then, future site of the CVRM's storage facility along Bokum Rd. in Old Saybrook.
Photo Date:  11/3/1984  Upload Date: 1/30/2006 4:04:41 PM
Location:  Old Saybrook, CT
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories: 
Locomotives:  VALE 97(2-8-0) VALE 40(2-8-2)
Views:  754   Comments: 0
TRAIN Doubleheader
Title:  TRAIN Doubleheader
Description:  Doubleheader arrives at the end of the Valley's property, the wye switch marks the beginning of Amtrak property.
Photo Date:  11/3/1984  Upload Date: 1/30/2006 4:07:22 PM
Location:  Old Saybrook, CT
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories: 
Locomotives:  VALE 97(2-8-0)
Views:  363   Comments: 0
TRAIN Doubleheader
Title:  TRAIN Doubleheader
Description:  Doubleheader pulls down the east wye leg at Old Saybrook. The Amtrak main tracks are hidden behind the hedgerow in the center of the photo. Tracks in the foreground are the old yard tracks, which are long gone, since.
Photo Date:  11/3/1984  Upload Date: 1/30/2006 4:08:39 PM
Location:  Old Saybrook, CT
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories: 
Locomotives:  VALE 97(2-8-0) VALE 40(2-8-2)
Views:  840   Comments: 0
TRAIN Doubleheader
Title:  TRAIN Doubleheader
Description:  Engines have uncoupled from the train and are backing on to track 7 to get to the west wye leg, then up to the north end of the train.
Photo Date:  11/3/1984  Upload Date: 1/30/2006 4:09:42 PM
Location:  Old Saybrook, CT
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories: 
Locomotives:  VALE 97(2-8-0) VALE 40(2-8-2)
Views:  908   Comments: 0
TRAIN Doubleheader
Title:  TRAIN Doubleheader
Description:  97 and 40 backing westward on track 7 towards the west wye leg. One of these days (?!!) I've got to reshoot this scene to show how much it has changed since.
Photo Date:  11/3/1984  Upload Date: 1/30/2006 6:26:17 PM
Location:  Old Saybrook, CT
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories: 
Locomotives:  VALE 97(2-8-0) VALE 40(2-8-2)
Views:  895   Comments: 0
TRAIN Doubleheader
Title:  TRAIN Doubleheader
Description:  Engines coming off the west wye leg. They will back down onto the train sitting on the east wye leg, out of sight behind them.
Photo Date:  11/3/1984  Upload Date: 1/30/2006 6:27:41 PM
Location:  Old Saybrook, CT
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories: 
Locomotives:  VALE 97(2-8-0) VALE 40(2-8-2)
Views:  539   Comments: 0
TRAIN Doubleheader
Title:  TRAIN Doubleheader
Description:  Return trip to Essex, northbound past the future CVRM storage site at Bokum Rd.
Photo Date:  11/3/1984  Upload Date: 1/30/2006 6:36:37 PM
Location:  Old Saybrook, CT
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories: 
Locomotives:  VALE 97(2-8-0) VALE 40(2-8-2)
Views:  528   Comments: 0
TRAIN Doubleheader
Title:  TRAIN Doubleheader
Description:  Dropping the train at Essex, the engines make a light engine move back to Old Saybrook to use the wye to reverse direction and get themselves oriented facing southward.
Photo Date:  11/3/1984  Upload Date: 1/30/2006 6:29:19 PM
Location:  Old Saybrook, CT
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories: 
Locomotives:  VALE 97(2-8-0) VALE 40(2-8-2)
Views:  699   Comments: 0
TRAIN Doubleheader
Title:  TRAIN Doubleheader
Description:  A gaggle of chasers, including a certain "fair-haired fella" seen down the platform a ways, watches the 97 and 40 passing OSB tower. That "fair-haired fella" is the late Don Ball.
Photo Date:  11/3/1984  Upload Date: 1/30/2006 6:30:36 PM
Location:  Old Saybrook, CT
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories: 
Locomotives:  VALE 97(2-8-0) VALE 40(2-8-2)
Views:  644   Comments: 0
TRAIN Doubleheader
Title:  TRAIN Doubleheader
Description:  The engines head west on track 7 for the west wye leg.
Photo Date:  11/3/1984  Upload Date: 1/30/2006 6:31:50 PM
Location:  Old Saybrook, CT
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories: 
Locomotives:  VALE 97(2-8-0) VALE 40(2-8-2)
Views:  448   Comments: 0
TRAIN Doubleheader
Title:  TRAIN Doubleheader
Description:  Arriving back at Essex, the engines pass the train to get on the north end for a run to Deep River and Chester.
Photo Date:  11/3/1984  Upload Date: 2/6/2006 1:59:36 PM
Location:  Essex, CT
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories: 
Locomotives:  VALE 97(2-8-0) VALE 40(2-8-2)
Views:  562   Comments: 0
TRAIN Doubleheader
Title:  TRAIN Doubleheader
Description:  Engines at the south end of the siding.
Photo Date:  11/3/1984  Upload Date: 2/6/2006 2:02:05 PM
Location:  Deep River, CT
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories: 
Locomotives:  VALE 97(2-8-0)
Views:  305   Comments: 0
TRAIN Doubleheader
Title:  TRAIN Doubleheader
Description:  Engines couple on to the south end of the train.
Photo Date:  11/3/1984  Upload Date: 2/6/2006 2:03:09 PM
Location:  Deep River, CT
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories: 
Locomotives:  VALE 97(2-8-0)
Views:  293   Comments: 0
TRAIN Doubleheader
Title:  TRAIN Doubleheader
Description:  Doubleheader backs to Chester and meets a short freight led by the Valley's 44tonner, 0800.
Photo Date:  11/3/1984  Upload Date: 2/6/2006 2:04:19 PM
Location:  Chester, CT
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories: 
Locomotives:  VALE 97(2-8-0) VALE 800(44Tonner)
Views:  686   Comments: 1
TRAIN Doubleheader
Title:  TRAIN Doubleheader
Description:  Doubleheader returning to Essex, just before the shadows close in at Old Deep River Rd. in Centerbrook.
Photo Date:  11/3/1984  Upload Date: 2/6/2006 2:05:24 PM
Location:  Centerbrook, CT
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories: 
Locomotives:  VALE 97(2-8-0) VALE 40(2-8-2)
Views:  439   Comments: 0
TRAIN Doubleheader
Title:  TRAIN Doubleheader
Description:  97 and 40 on the service track at Essex.
Photo Date:  11/3/1984  Upload Date: 2/6/2006 2:06:22 PM
Location:  Essex, CT
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories: 
Locomotives:  VALE 97(2-8-0) VALE 40(2-8-2)
Views:  623   Comments: 0
TRAIN Doubleheader
Title:  TRAIN Doubleheader
Description:  97 and 40 backing down onto the train for the last trip to Old Saybrook.
Photo Date:  11/3/1984  Upload Date: 2/6/2006 2:07:09 PM
Location:  Essex, CT
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories: 
Locomotives:  VALE 97(2-8-0)
Views:  471   Comments: 0
Railfan's Day
Title:  Railfan's Day
Description:  Valley 97 at the Deep River landing crossing with a vintage pickup spotted for photos. RS-3 529 waits in the distance for her turn.
Photo Date:  11/1/1986  Upload Date: 1/18/2006 2:09:46 PM
Location:  Deep River, CT
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories: 
Locomotives:  VALE 97(2-8-0)
Views:  680   Comments: 4
Railfan's Day
Title:  Railfan's Day
Description:  VRR 97 "winds it up" for a photo run-by at the Deep River Landing crossing.
Photo Date:  11/1/1986  Upload Date: 2/7/2006 11:40:53 AM
Location:  Deep River, CT
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories: 
Locomotives:  VALE 97(2-8-0)
Views:  366   Comments: 0
Railfan's Day
Title:  Railfan's Day
Description:  97 blasts over the Deep River Landing crossing.
Photo Date:  11/1/1986  Upload Date: 2/7/2006 11:42:03 AM
Location:  Deep River, CT
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories: 
Locomotives:  VALE 97(2-8-0)
Views:  706   Comments: 4
Railfan's Day
Title:  Railfan's Day
Description:  97 with the passenger train on a photo run-by in the meadow.
Photo Date:  11/1/1986  Upload Date: 1/18/2006 10:06:55 PM
Location:  Centerbrook, CT
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories: 
Locomotives:  VALE 97(2-8-0)
Views:  373   Comments: 0
Railfan's Day
Title:  Railfan's Day
Description:  97 putting out a little more smoke on this run-by.
Photo Date:  11/1/1986  Upload Date: 1/18/2006 10:09:19 PM
Location:  Centerbrook, CT
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories: 
Locomotives:  VALE 97(2-8-0)
Views:  337   Comments: 0
Railfan's Day
Title:  Railfan's Day
Description:  Kevin "Tex" Dodd knows how to give 'em a show, too.
Photo Date:  11/1/1986  Upload Date: 2/7/2006 1:43:50 PM
Location:  Centerbrook, CT
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories: 
Locomotives:  VALE 97(2-8-0)
Views:  521   Comments: 0
Railfan's Day
Title:  Railfan's Day
Description:  The ol' gal can still strut her stuff.
Photo Date:  11/1/1986  Upload Date: 2/7/2006 1:45:15 PM
Location:  Centerbrook, CT
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories: 
Locomotives:  VALE 97(2-8-0)
Views:  264   Comments: 0
Railfan's Day
Title:  Railfan's Day
Description:  VRR 97 leads the "Express" past the 529 in the hole at Chester.
Photo Date:  11/1/1986  Upload Date: 2/7/2006 5:05:55 PM
Location:  Chester, CT
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories: 
Locomotives:  VALE 97(2-8-0) NH 529(RS3)
Views:  1337   Comments: 0
Railfan's Day
Title:  Railfan's Day
Description:  97 and passenger train southbound near Essex St. in Deep River.
Photo Date:  11/1/1986  Upload Date: 1/19/2006 8:25:49 PM
Location:  Deep River, CT
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories: 
Locomotives:  VALE 97(2-8-0)
Views:  246   Comments: 0
Railfan's Day
Title:  Railfan's Day
Description:  97 making a spirited photo run-by at Old Deep River Rd. in Centerbrook.
Photo Date:  11/1/1986  Upload Date: 1/19/2006 8:28:22 PM
Location:  Centerbrook, CT
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories: 
Locomotives:  VALE 97(2-8-0)
Views:  310   Comments: 0
Railfan's Day
Title:  Railfan's Day
Description:  Ol' 97 leads the "Express" southward at Old Deep River Rd. in Centerbrook.
Photo Date:  11/1/1986  Upload Date: 2/7/2006 5:08:42 PM
Location:  Centerbrook, CT
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories: 
Locomotives:  VALE 97(2-8-0)
Views:  350   Comments: 0
Railfan's Day
Title:  Railfan's Day
Description:  97 and passenger train southbound in the Centerbrook meadow, headed for Essex.
Photo Date:  11/1/1986  Upload Date: 2/7/2006 6:33:53 PM
Location:  Centerbrook, CT
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories: 
Locomotives:  VALE 97(2-8-0)
Views:  271   Comments: 0
Railfan's Day
Title:  Railfan's Day
Description:  Cropped section of the preceding photo for a little closer view of the 97.
Photo Date:  11/1/1986  Upload Date: 2/7/2006 6:35:51 PM
Location:  Centerbrook, CT
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories: 
Locomotives:  VALE 97(2-8-0)
Views:  518   Comments: 0
VALE 97
Title:  VALE 97
Description:  This neat 2-8-0 with New Haven style script on the tender was built by Brooks
Photo Date:  7/1/1987  Upload Date: 11/30/2005 6:11:56 PM
Location:  Essex, CT
Author:  Ron Chouinard
Categories: 
Locomotives:  VALE 97(2-8-0)
Views:  746   Comments: 0
Essex Stean Train
Title:  Essex Stean Train
Description:  97 gets ready for another passenger run
Photo Date:  7/11/1987  Upload Date: 3/24/2012 11:23:36 PM
Location:  Essex, CT
Author:  Richard Gorddard
Categories:  Station,Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  VALE 97(2-8-0)
Views:  279   Comments: 0
CT Valley # 97
Title:  CT Valley # 97
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/18/1987  Upload Date: 1/1/2013 11:13:01 PM
Location:  Essex, CT
Author:  Richard Gorddard
Categories:  Station,Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  VALE 97(2-8-0)
Views:  263   Comments: 0
Impromptu night photo session
Title:  Impromptu night photo session
Description:  VRR "Murder Mystery Train" on the east wye leg at Old Saybrook. Departed Engr Skip DePierne oils around. Howard Pincus and I both had our "potato masher" flashes along, so tried a few shots.
Photo Date:  8/22/1987  Upload Date: 1/19/2006 10:25:40 PM
Location:  Old Saybrook, CT
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories: 
Locomotives:  VALE 97(2-8-0)
Views:  259   Comments: 0
Impromptu night photo session
Title:  Impromptu night photo session
Description:  Taken with Pentax 6x7 on Kodak Tri-X.
Photo Date:  8/22/1987  Upload Date: 1/19/2006 10:26:22 PM
Location:  Old Saybrook, CT
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories: 
Locomotives:  VALE 97(2-8-0)
Views:  265   Comments: 0
Impromptu night photo session
Title:  Impromptu night photo session
Description:  Smoke and steam swirls around for a differant effect.
Photo Date:  8/22/1987  Upload Date: 1/19/2006 10:26:58 PM
Location:  Old Saybrook, CT
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories: 
Locomotives:  VALE 97(2-8-0)
Views:  237   Comments: 1
Impromptu night photo session
Title:  Impromptu night photo session
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/22/1987  Upload Date: 1/19/2006 10:27:41 PM
Location:  Old Saybrook, CT
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories: 
Locomotives:  VALE 97(2-8-0)
Views:  195   Comments: 0
VALE 97
Title:  VALE 97
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/26/1989  Upload Date: 4/3/2007 10:24:30 PM
Location:  Essex, CT
Author:  Jeffrey Pfeiffer
Categories: 
Locomotives:  VALE 97(2-8-0)
Views:  427   Comments: 0
VALE 97
Title:  VALE 97
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/29/1989  Upload Date: 2/7/2012 12:23:26 AM
Location:  Essex, CT
Author:  Steve Pappas
Categories: 
Locomotives:  VALE 97(2-8-0)
Views:  236   Comments: 1


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