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February 2016

Thanks to El Niño, we have had a mild winter so far this year. It’s very unusual to be able to see bare ground around this neck of the woods this time of the year, but never-the-less there it is. Paul Hallett with Deidre & Dennis Adams in Springfield. We have just returned [...]

January 2016

As we were ending our 2015 operating season, we finally got a few inches of snow (just in time for Covered Wagon in the Snow), and then it turned really cold, down to around zero degrees. I was grateful for the good weather that made for an easy December operation this year, and now I'm [...]

December 2015

Once again it’s that magical time of the year when we are between the holidays of Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.  At this point, we have operated “Journey to the North Pole” trains for two extended weekends with great success.  The kids are really into it and, by the time we get back from the [...]

November 2015

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 [...]

October 2015

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 [...]

August 2015

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 [...]

July 2015

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 [...]

June 2015

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 [...]

May 2015

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 [...]

April 2015

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 [...]

March 2015

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. [...]

February 2015

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 [...]

December 2014

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 [...]

November 2014

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, [...]

October 2014

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 [...]

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