Every year at this time we have a company get together for our employees which marks the end of the busy warm weather operating season. It’s a good time to review a few of the items that we have accomplished over the past year here at the railroad, so here are some items in no […]
We are in “FOLIAGE MODE” here at Conway Scenic Railroad and are currently running our longest and heaviest trains of the year. Any time we go out with seven or more cars on the Notch Train we run with two units in multiple on the head end. As this is being written our first 9 […]
It’s mid-summer already! July was a busy month at Conway Scenic Railroad. Our Conway to North Conway shuttle trains for the fourth of July festivities were very well received by the traveling public. In fact, we had to replace one of the Budd Car runs with conventional equipment because of the demand for service. 84 […]
We are running our full schedule now, which means 7 round trip trains each day on the days that the Notch Train and Dinner Trains run. We run the Notch Train four days a week at this time of the year and will increase that to seven days per week in the Fall for foliage time. But […]
As I write this, we are assembling the normal train consists, meaning that the red cars are now on the Valley Train and the green cars are being made up into the Notch Train. This also involves turning the CP REED around on the turntable so that there will be a set of vestibule doors between […]
We were off and running on weekends as of April 11, and patronage has been excellent. All indicators are for a good 2015 season. Bookings are strong for Thomas in July, and we have at least three couples who are planning to be married and/or have their wedding receptions on board the Gertrude Emma this […]
We have been eagerly waiting for Spring to arrive in Carroll County where recently the rails have begun to emerge from the snow cover. This gave us enough encouragement to set off with #573 last week to plow the line. We did well going to Conway and back, with only some of the crossings needing […]
If you like snow, ice, and wicked cold temperatures, New England was the place to be in February! Inside where it’s warm, though, and tucked away under the snow drifts, we have been continuing our winter maintenance work here at the railroad.
Almost all of the 2” tubes are now out of steam locomotive #7470. This […]
All of the snow that we have been getting lately makes me very glad that we don’t operate through Crawford Notch in the winter time! When it comes to railroading, the Notch is awesome in the summer but wicked in the winter.
Daily progress is being made on Steam Locomotive #7470 over in stall #4 of […]
It’s Christmas time once again, and we have run our first weekend of Santa’s Holiday Express and Polar Express trains to the delight of many children of all ages! There was one young man in the crowd who was wearing a Thomas the Tank Engine hat as he was re-boarding the train at the North […]
Each year, Conway Scenic hosts an end of the summer season get-together for employees of the railroad, and it’s a good time to review what has been accomplished in the last 12 months. I thought I would share some of these accomplishments with readers of the Wheel Report so, here follows, in no particular order, […]
We made history twice in the last couple weeks here at Conway Scenic! On Monday, September 29, 2014, new table car #6749 was added to the consist of the Notch Train and made its first trip to Crawford Notch and Fabyan Station. I have not personally had a chance to ride in it yet, but […]
We all say it, but it is so true – Where has the summer gone? The kids are back to school now, and we have a couple of weeks to catch our breath and make our preparations for the Fall Foliage season.
The work continues every day on our latest addition to the passenger fleet, table […]
We are in the middle of a very busy summer here at the railroad. We have just completed our time with Thomas the Tank Engine, an event that continues to be as popular as ever, and we look forward to seeing him return again next year. Now we turn our attention to all of the […]
July 3, 2014, was the 87th anniversary of the explosion of Maine Central locomotive #505. The locomotive was being used as a mid-train helper on a westbound move up through Crawford Notch. The engineer that day was Robert B. Morse and his fireman was Oscar W. Clemons. Both men died as a result of the […]