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Conway Scenic Railroad

Conway Scenic Railroad
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38 Norcross Cir., off Main St. (Rtes. 16 and 302)
North Conway, NH 03860
Website: www.conwayscenic.com
Phone: 603-356-5251
Conway Scenic Railroad
Photo/Art by Photo courtesy Debbe Hill/CSRR

Unless you’ve ridden the Conway Scenic Railroad through Crawford Notch in New Hampshire’s White Mountains in autumn — chugging through the color, across a trestle so narrow that it seems to have no visible means of support, spanning a rushing stream 94 feet below — you’ve never seen the region like this before.

Yankee Magazine August 2010

Heed the “All aboard!” call to rumble through the pretty valley, or head farther north through Crawford Notch on a longer trip — it’s spectacular in the fall. Open mid-May to late Oct. daily; mid-April to mid-May and Nov.-Dec. weekends only. Notch train late June to mid-Sept. Tues.-Sat.; mid-Sept. to mid-Oct. daily. Rte. 16 (Main St.), North Conway; 603-356-5251.

Main St., North Conway. Depart from North Conway’s historic train station for a one-, two-, or 5-1/2-hour ride. Call for reservations, schedules, and admission prices. (www.conwayscenic.com)

Yankee Magazine September 2008

Choose one of three different routes through the Mount Washington valley (to Bartlett, Conway, or Crawford Notch), then lean back inside a restored passenger car and enjoy the panoramic views. During peak foliage (or summer’s blooms) the ride will include commentary, folklore, and area history. Treat yourself to the most stunning scenery visible from a train in the Northeast. Bring more film than you think you’ll need; you’ll use it all.

Yankee Magazine August 2006

From the moment the diesel electric locomotive chugs out of North Conway, New Hampshire, on its five-hour round-trip excursion through Crawford Notch, you’ll be treated to the most stunning scenery visible from a train in the Northeast. Bring more film than you think you’ll need; you’ll use it all.

Yankee Magazine April 2006

On the Conway Scenic Railroad, you can choose one of three rail routes through the Mount Washington Valley, then lean back inside a restored passenger car and enjoy the panoramic views (the most spectacular of which are in Crawford Notch).

Yankee Magazine April 2005

This painstakingly restored Victorian train, which originates at the 130-year-old North Conway station, runs three excursions daily from June to October. These range from an hour-long round-trip to Conway Village (the least scenic) to a five-hour round-trip to Crawford Notch (the most scenic, including the 500-foot-long Frankenstein Trestle, named not for Mary Shelley’s monster but for 19th-century naturalist painter Godfrey Frankenstein).

Yankee Magazine April 2004

Choose one of three different routes through the Mount Washington valley (to Bartlett, Conway, or Crawford Notch), then lean back inside a restored passenger car and enjoy the panoramic views. During peak foliage or summer’s blooms, the ride, lasting 55 minutes or more, will include commentary, folklore, and area history. Trips mid-May to Oct. daily; Apr.-May and Nov.-Dec. Sat.-Sun. Prices vary according to excursion. Dining car open late June-Oct.

Yankee Magazine April 2003

Open shoulder seasons only weekends; mid-May to the end of October daily. Lunch and dinner served July 4 through foliage. Prices vary according to excursion but average (with train fare) Rte. 16. 800-232-5251, 603-356-5251.

Yankee Magazine April 2001

603-356-9009; 800-232-5251. Main St., North Conway. Depart from North Conway’s historic train station for a one-, two-, or 5-1/2-hour ride. Call for reservations, schedules, and admission prices. (www.conwayscenic.com)

Open shoulder seasons only weekends; mid-May to the end of October daily. Lunch and dinner served July 4 through foliage. Prices vary according to excursion but average (with train fare) $20-$45. Rte. 16. 800-232-5251, 603-356-5251.

This painstakingly restored Victorian train, which originates at the 130-year-old North Conway station, runs three excursions daily from June to October. These range from an hour-long round-trip to Conway Village (the least scenic) to a five-hour round-trip to Crawford Notch (the most scenic, including the 500-foot-long Frankenstein Trestle, named not for Mary Shelley’s monster but for 19th-century naturalist painter Godfrey Frankenstein).

Choose one of three different routes through the Mount Washington valley (to Bartlett, Conway, or Crawford Notch), then lean back inside a restored passenger car and enjoy the panoramic views. During peak foliage (or summer’s blooms) the ride will include commentary, folklore, and area history. Treat yourself to the most stunning scenery visible from a train in the Northeast. Bring more film than you think you’ll need; you’ll use it all.

Choose one of three different routes through the Mount Washington valley (to Bartlett, Conway, or Crawford Notch), then lean back inside a restored passenger car and enjoy the panoramic views. During peak foliage or summer’s blooms, the ride, lasting 55 minutes or more, will include commentary, folklore, and area history. Trips mid-May to Oct. daily; Apr.-May and Nov.-Dec. Sat.-Sun. Prices vary according to excursion. Dining car open late June-Oct.

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