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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! 

All Aboard the Autumn Express!

Sponsored by the Conway Scenic Railroad, this special excursion through Crawford Notch on Sunday, October 16, will be hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Mt. Washington Valley and the Mt. Washington Valley Habitat for Humanity.  The event is a fundraiser to benefit local families and children’s charities supported by these non-profits, and the public is invited to participate.

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The train departs from the Railroad’s North Conway station at 11:00 a.m. and returns at approximately 4:00 p.m. Included in the excursion is a photo “run-by” at Willey Brook Bridge and an hour’s layover at Crawford Station, which is across from Saco Lake, a small pond from which the Saco River originates. Passengers are encouraged to get off the train, stretch their legs, and explore their beautiful surroundings.

Coach tickets are $54.00; First Class $69.00. Included in these fares are appetizers, desserts, and a souvenir photo. Children under 13 ride free in Coach when accompanied by a paying adult. Passengers have the option of ordering a hearty box lunch prepared by Brandi’s Pizza Pasta Grille for $14.00, bringing their own picnic, or ordering from the onboard snack bar.

“This event has enjoyed tremendous support from the community over the years,” according to Janice Andrews, President of the Kiwanis Club.  “Both host organizations offer special thanks to the Conway Daily Sun, 103.7-The Peak, Magic-FM, and WMWV for helping us to publicize this event.”

Habitat President Dick Ficke added, “We hope that folks plan to join us again this year for a fun-filled day that will benefit these two very worthy organizations.”

Seating is limited, and advance reservations are recommended. This event usually sells out.   For more information visit ConwayScenic.com or call (603) 356-5251.

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.

 

Conway Scenic Railroad Announces 5th Annual “Autumn Express”

Sunday, October 21, will mark the end of Conway Scenic Railroad’s Notch Train service for the 2012 season with a special fundraising excursion, the 5th Annual Autumn Express.  Hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Mt. Washington Valley, this 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 (the small pond from which the 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. Included in these fares are complimentary appetizers, desserts, and a souvenir photo.   Passengers have the option of ordering a delicious box lunch prepared by Chef’s Market for $12.00, bringing their own picnic lunch, or ordering from the train’s onboard snack bar.

For those wanting a truly elegant lunch option, the Dining Car The Hattie Evans is part of the First Class Notch Train Package that includes First Class seating and a delicious 3-course luncheon, as well as beverage service, complimentary 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.  The event sold out last year.

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.