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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 [...]

September 2014

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, [...]

August 2014

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 2014

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 [...]

June 2014

We are moving rapidly toward full season now with just a couple of weeks to go before we begin regular service to the Notch. We have already operated our first train to Crawford Station which was a charter for a Canadian tour group. This means that we had to have the Crawford Notch Line between [...]

May 2014

Photo taken in early April. We managed to get both the Bartlett and the Conway lines open in time for our opening day which was April 12 this year, but it was a struggle.  We called upon the services of the Bartlett Snowmobile club and asked them to use their groomer to open [...]

March 2014

We are eagerly looking forward to opening day which is rapidly approaching!  Over at the Roundhouse, the very last work on the new concrete floor has just taken place, and we are calling that project complete.    It really is a different building now, kind of like going from a barn with a dirt floor to [...]

February 2014

We are having a real old fashioned New England winter this year, just like I remember when I was a kid! It’s been very cold with the temperatures down below zero many nights with lots of snow and ice. It’s not the kind of weather you want for taking a scenic train ride. It is, [...]

January 2014

Thanks to Doug Scott, who asks, "How cold was it???" Thanks to Joe Nugent, who travelled all the way from Kentucky for this event! We started off the New Year right with our seventh annual Steam in the Snow excursion that ran to Notchland on Saturday, January 4th.  There were well [...]

December 2013

It hardly seems possible that December is here again already! At this writing we have already operated several “Santa’s Holiday Express” and “Polar Express™” trains for good-sized crowds with more to come right through the end of the month. Over at the Roundhouse, we are engaged in a big project! The original 1874 Roundhouse floor, [...]

November 2013

The fall foliage season has come to a close, and it was a good one this year with many eight car trains filled with passengers leaving the station for a ride through Crawford Notch and beyond to Fabyans.  We have dropped back now to weekend service only, where the 11:30 train to Bartlett and the [...]

October 2013

Ridership was off to a bit of a slow start in September this year, but with the turning of the leaves into vibrant reds, yellows and oranges, business has really picked up.  We have recently been running 8 cars on the Notch Train and 6 cars on the Valley Train.  I always like this time [...]

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