Contact Us

Mailing and Shipping Address

The Valley Railroad Company
One Railroad Avenue / P.O. Box 452
Essex, CT 06426

Telephone Numbers

Toll Free: (800) 377-3987 or (800) ESS-EXTRain
Main Number: (860) 767-0103
Engine House: (860) 767-2021
Fax Number: (860) 767-0104

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The Valley Railroad Company

The Valley Railroad is the company behind the Essex Steam Train. Visit our History Page or The Engine House Blog for behind-the-scenes information about our rolling stock, restoration projects, job opportunities, and the latest company news.

Friends of the Valley Railroad

Friends of the Valley Railroad LogoThe Friends of the Valley Railroad (FVRR) is a not-for-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to the awareness, appreciation and historic preservation of railroads through education and participation, primarily focusing on the original Connecticut Valley Railroad and its successor companies from 1871 to the present.

Since its creation in 1991, the FVRR have actively participated in a number of projects on the grounds of Connecticut’s Valley Railroad Company, home of the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat. If restoring vintage Railroad cars, working on locomotives (both diesel and steam), and rebuilding long-dormant track sounds appealing to you, then come see what the Friends are all about!