Even the best have bad days as this Valley local found out. These pictures were part of a pile of rulebooks and other railroad documentation from New Haven employee that I found. They are an interesting set of pics of the effort it takes to recover from a derailment.
The writing on the first picture read:
Valley Local North found at Belamose 12-20-48.
These pictures taken just after daybreak. Wreck was 2-24-24. These taken 12-24-48- Engine 3011.
Trainmaster William J. Milan, Master Mechanic Rob Hooper in parka
Locomotive is a class J1 Mikado.
The derailment apparently happened in Rocky Hill Ct.
I can’t determine if 3011 was retired or returned to service.