Bruce Robinson's
Valley Junction Railroad

 Valley Junction Railroad Overview

The Valley Junction Railroad lies in eastern New Hampshire beginning at the east end in Portsmouth and running westward through the towns of Tiverton, Franklin, South Royalton, Canterbury and Northfield and terminating in Valley Junction on the west end.

The VJRR interchanges freight and passenger traffic at Tiverton (Boston & Maine RR), Franklin (Valley Branch Lines) and Valley Junction (Central Vermont Railway).

The time frame that the VJRR occupies is the decade 1955-1965. All the locomotives and rolling stock is representative of the New England region during this time.

Because the track plan is point-to-point there is no continuous running capability and all trains terminate in a yard where locomotives are turned on turntables for their return trips.

All trains are run per the schedule (time table) that is governed by a 6:1 fast clock.

Control is DCC using the North Coast Engineering (NCE) system.


The VJRR runs with a crew of eight operators as follows: Yard Masters at Portsmouth, Valley Junction and Thornton (VBL branch line), four mainline train crews and a dispatcher.

 Host  Name City State ZIP code Time From Hotel Miles From Hotel Max # of Guest Operator Positions Friday Afternoon Saturday Evening Sunday Morning
Bruce Robinson Sandown NH 03873 51 min. 40 mi 8 C.1-4 P. 7-10 T. 9-12

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