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Day Out With Thomas™ Friendship Tour 2017 at Conway Scenic Railroad

Spend a day with Thomas™ July 21-23 & July 28-30 at the Conway Scenic Railroad at their Day Out With Thomas™ family event. Passengers take a ride with the classic storybook engine, Thomas the Tank Engine™ at the Conway Scenic Railroad at their largest summer event.

This year, Percy will return to the railroad during the event and there will be two special “Autism-Friendly” trains this year, with controlled environments suited for families with children that are sensitive to noise.

After their venture, each child passenger will receive a Junior Engineer’s Certificate, coloring sheets, and crayons from the Imagination Station. “Frodo the Walking Tank”, a large Sulcata Tortoise will be a passenger on the train to meet with guests.

Tickets are $20 for ages two and up on Fridays and on Saturday and Sunday with 9:00AM, 2:00PM, and 3:00PM Thomas departures. Event ticks for any other Thomas departures are $22 per person. Rides with Percy are an additional $8 per person on any event day and time. The Conway Scenic Railroad asks interested ticket holders and current ticket holders to please read what’s included in their ticket prices and to plan for enough time to visit the area so you can enjoy all that the Conway Scenic Railroad the the Mt. Washington Valley has to offer for family fun!

For more information, please call 800-232-5251 or visit http://conwayscenic.com/events/event/friendship-tour-2017.

 

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Holiday Train Rides at Conway Scenic Railroad

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The Conway Scenic Railroad is ‘geared’ up for the Holiday Vacation Season! Starting December 26th and ending January 1st, their old-fashioned train rides will be offered twice daily. The train will depart from North Conway at the Conway Scenic Railroad Station for an 11-mile, 55-minute roundtrip Conway excursion. This trip is perfect for visitors seeking a shorter train ride and is great for young children. See the sights of the Moat Mountain Range, Valley farmlands, Moat Brook, the Saco and Swift Rivers, as well as charming Conway Village.

The first daily departure is scheduled at 11:30am and the second at 1:30pm. Visitors can choose from coach, first class, and dome riding options. The prices are as follows:

CONWAY Coach First Class Dome
Adult $17.00 $21.00 $25.50
Child (4-12) $12.00 $16.00 $21.00
Under 4 Free $9.00 $13.00

To purchase tickets, call the Conway Scenic Railroad or visit this page. For more information on Holiday Train Rides at Conway Scenic Railroad, located at 38 Norcross Circle in North Conway, please visit their website at www.conwayscenic.com or by calling 1-800-232-5251.

To plan your winter adventure in the beautiful Mt. Washington Valley, New Hampshire, reach out to the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce by calling 800-367-3364 or by visiting our website. Happy Holidays! 

Murder Mystery Dinner Train Friday, October 30 at 6:00

Here She Comes … Miss Murderer!

The Murder Mystery Dinner Train on board the Conway Scenic Railroad is a fantastic night out! Make plans to join us this weekend Friday, October 30 at 6:00 pm.

Enjoy first class seating aboard the Dining Car and an elegant 4 course dinner. And, hold on to your sashes! The beauty queens are cracking under the pressure. Who will win the $1 million dollar prize and who will resort to murder to make their dreams come true!

For tickets and information call (603) 356-5251

Conway Scenic Railroad Offers Daily Trains During Vacation Week

From December 26 through January 2, Conway Scenic Railroad is offering two train departures daily to Conway at 11:30 and 1:30. All departures are from the Railroad’s 1874 station in the center of North Conway Village and are approximately one hour roundtrip.

“Our season used to end before Christmas, with the conclusion of our Santa’s Holiday Express,” explained Susan Logan, Manager of Marketing & Events for Conway Scenic. “Because of the sheer volume of calls during vacation week, though, we realized that not everyone who’s here skis or skis every day or all day, so three years ago we stayed open into the New Year with daily departures. The response was and continues to be overwhelmingly positive.”

Tickets for Coach tickets are $16 for adults, $11 for children 4-12, with children under four riding free. First Class tickets are $20 for adults, $15 children and $8.50 for children under four.

Conway Scenic Railroad offers an old-fashioned railroading experience, traveling in vintage cars, over tracks that were laid in the 1870s. It’s a journey back in time that the whole family will enjoy.

For complete Schedule & Fare information, please call 603-356-5251, or visit ConwayScenic.com.

 

Celebrate Halloween with a Ride on the Pumpkin Patch Express

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Photo courtesy of CSRR/Hickey Family.

All aboard the Conway Scenic Railroad for some great family fun!  Located in the center of North Conway Village, the Conway Scenic Railroad will operate its “Pumpkin Patch Express” Friday, Saturday & Sunday, October 18, 19 & 20 and October 25, 26 & 27.

All “Pumpkin Patch Express” departures are from the North Conway Station for a leisurely roundtrip train ride aboard vintage coaches to the White Mountain Cider Company in Glen, where each child can visit the “Pumpkin Patch” and select their own pumpkin.  On both weekends, departures will be at 11:30 a.m. to Bartlett (1-3/4 hrs roundtrip) with a stop at the “Pumpkin Patch” on the return trip, followed by a 1:30 p.m. departure which goes directly to Glen and the “Pumpkin Patch.” On Saturdays, there is also a 3:00 pm departure to Glen. Adults and children alike are Notch_FrankensteinTrestle(2)encouraged to get into the spirit by traveling in their Halloween costumes.

Fares vary depending on the excursion and whether First Class or Coach seats are chosen.  On both routes, children under four ride free in Coach.

The elegant dining car “Chocorua” is serving two luncheons a day through October 20th and there will be two train departures daily from Conway Scenic Railroad through the 27th.  “We’re hoping that visitors and area residents alike will take advantage of late October’s nice weather,” said the Railroad’s Marketing Manager Susan Logan, “and come on down for a train ride!”

For more information on Conway Scenic Railroad’s “Pumpkin Patch Express” or schedule for the rest of the year, please call 603-356-5251, or visit ConwayScenic.com.

Notch Train Special Scheduled for October 20th

 

Notch_FrankensteinTrestle(2)Sunday, October 20, will mark the end of Conway Scenic Railroad’s Notch Train service for the 2013 season with a special fundraising excursion.  Hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Mt. Washington Valley, the trip will benefit local children’s charities supported by the club, and the public is invited to participate.

The train departs from the North Conway station at 11:00 a.m. and returns at approximately 4:00 p.m. Included in the excursion is an hour’s layover at Crawford Station, which is across from Saco Lake (a small pond from which the mighty Saco River originates) and adjacent to the AMC’s Highland Center. Passengers are encouraged to get off the train, stretch their legs, and explore their beautiful surroundings.

Fares: Coach $50.00; First Class $65.00. One child under 13 FREE with each paying adult (Coach only). Included in these fares are appetizers, ChefsMarket2desserts, and a souvenir photo.   Passengers have the option of ordering a delicious box lunch prepared by Chef’s Market for $12.50, bringing their own picnic lunch, or ordering from the train’s onboard snack bar.

For those wanting a truly elegant lunch option, dining on the Dining Car The Hattie Evans is part of the First Class Notch Train Package that includes First Class seating and a 3-course luncheon, as well as beverage service, appetizers, desserts, and a souvenir photo. The First Class Package is $90.00 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuities.  Beverages are additional.   Seating is limited, and advance reservations are recommended.

Please plan to meet at the Railroad for a fun-filled day that will benefit this very worthy organization!

For more information, please call (603) 356-5251, or visit ConwayScenic.com.

 

Opening Days Just Ahead for Many White Mountains Attractions

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Photo courtesy of Conway Scenic Railroad

The sixteen major attractions located throughout New Hampshire’s White Mountains Region are getting ready to open their doors.  In addition to the usual preparations for the upcoming tourism season, many of these family-friendly attractions are introducing new rides, outdoor adventures and improvements for 2013.

“The interest in summer activities has already started, so it’s great to see the attractions starting to open their doors,” said Jayne O’Connor, President of the White Mountains Attractions Association. “There’s a lot of pent-up demand for getting out in the mountains once the weather turns warm.”

Several of the parks are open already, including The Conway Scenic Railroad in North Conway, which is running train rides daily now, and looking forward to two July visits from Thomas the Tank Engine. The Flume Gorge in Franconia Notch is also now open daily, with a mix of wildflowers and winter ice along the walk. In North Woodstock, Lost River Gorge & Boulder Caves opens for the season daily on May 10th, with an expanded schedule of evening Lantern Tours through the caves starting Memorial Day weekend.

Other new features include a newly opened cave on the tour at Polar Caves Park on Route 25 in Rumney, now open daily; and at the Mount Washington Cog Railway, the crew is building its final environmentally-friendly bio-diesel locomotive. The Cog is open weekends for now and will run a daily schedule starting May 25.  Also on Mount Washington, the Auto Road in Pinkham Notch is open daily for guided tours aboard the Auto Road’s “Stages” (passenger vans).  The tours have been extended this year, giving visitors a full hour to explore the top of the Northeast’s highest peak.

For thrill-seeking water fun,  Santa’s Village in Jefferson will  be adding three new waterslides to its water park area, and renovating some of the public areas.  Glen’s famous Story Land will open weekends May 25-June 9, then daily, with a magic show added to their entertainment line-up.

The opening schedule for other attractions in the White Mountains include ; Attitash Mountain Resort (weekends May 25-June 9, then daily); Hobo Railroad (weekends May 25-June 9, then daily); and Wildcat Mountain (weekends May 25-June 9, then daily).

For updated operation dates, visit the WMAA website at www.VisitWhiteMountains.com. The White Mountains Attractions Association was founded in 1958 as a co-operative marketing association for the region. In 1983, it was also designated the State’s official Regional Association for the White Mountains of New Hampshire, able to assist the press and visitors with information about the region.

All Aboard for Conway Scenic’s 39th Year!

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Conway Scenic Railroad opens for its 39th season
on Saturday, April 13, with two “Valley Train” excursions:
an 11:30 departure to Bartlett, 1¾ hours roundtrip, and a 1:30 departure to Conway,
approximately 1 hour roundtrip.
Excursions are offered weekends only until May 4th, when limited daily service begins.

All trains depart from the Railroad’s historic 1874 Victorian Station in the center of North Conway Village.  Coach passengers sit in enclosed, restored passenger cars dating from the 1920s and 30s.  First Class passengers may choose among several cars, including the Gertrude Emma, an 1898 Pullman Parlor Observation Car with custom-made mahogany paneling and individual wicker seats, and the Dorthea Mae, a 1955 Vista Dome car whose “upper dome” offers 360 degree views from the car’s upper deck.

All trains offer live narration and run rain or shine.  Whichever ride you choose, this is an old-fashioned railroading experience the whole family will enjoy.

For more information on the Railroad’s upcoming season, events, and schedule, please visit ConwayScenic.com, or call (603) 356-5251.