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May 2016

We have been open now for the past three weekends, and business has been good. GP7 #573 has been doing the honors and is running well.  There has been extremely high fire danger in our area so we have been running with our custom-made spark arrestors on, and the crews have been keeping a sharp [...]

April 2016

As I write this, we have a yard job working in North Conway with locomotive #1751 out doing some switching. We are working on our annual passenger car maintenance, and it was necessary to move some cars around.  It sure is nice to hear traffic on the radio and see movement in the yard! [...]

March 2016

The railroad lost two of our own last month. Don Derse was a ticket agent for us for about five years after he retired from spending 25 years in the Mt. Washington Valley as a doctor.  His obituary mentions that he had always wanted to work at the train station, and we are so glad [...]

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 [...]

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