May 27, 2020

Railroad Crossing Safety – Essex Steam Train Begins Seasonal Operation!

Essex Steam Train #40 at Chester (Photo courtesy of Caryn Davis)

Essex, CT —The Valley Railroad Company wishes to make all local residents aware that seasonal train operations began on April 1, 2011. 

Motorists and pedestrians in Old Saybrook, Essex, Deep River, Chester and Haddam should renew their sense of caution and alertness when traversing the crossings of the railroad.  Railroad STOP signs, flashing lights, and gates carry the full weight of the law. Pedestrians are also not permitted, by law, to walk along the tracks of active railroad.