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Excursion trains follow historic railroad lines of NH mountains & lakes

A fun way to enjoy the scenery of northern New Hampshire is by taking a ride on an excursion train, with departures and arrivals at historic train stations in towns of the mountains and lakes regions. Trains excursions are offered spring through fall on historic and refurbished coaches. It is a delightful outing for everyone from kids to grandparents. Seasonal train excursion trips include fall foliage trains and trips to Santa's North Pole, following the model of the popular Polar Express story.

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Winter Bartlett Train - Conway Scenic Railroad - North Conway, NH
Conway Scenic Railroad

38 Norcross Circle North Conway, NH, 03860 Phone: 603-356-5251

All aboard the Conway Scenic Railroad in New Hampshire's White Mountains

At Conway Scenic Railroad, you’ll enjoy old-fashioned train rides, all departing from a beautiful 1874 Victorian Station in North Conway Village. Whether you choose a heritage trip on one of our Valley routes, or the supremely scenic Mountaineer to Crawford Notch, you'll experience the thril of traditional rail travel in restored historic passenger cars. Premium class, First Class, and Coach seating options are available on most trains. Our trains run rain or shine, and round-trip excursions are from 1 to 5½ hours. Our schedules vary from day to day and season to season, so be sure to call 603-356-5251 for details, or visit our website by clicking above. Valley Trains run April through December. Our Mountaineer operates June through October. Snow Trains run weekends in January and February. Conway Scenic Railroad offers journeys back in time the whole family will enjoy.
At the Summit Station 500x250 - Mount Washington Cog Railway - Bretton Woods, NH
Mount Washington Cog Railway

Off Route 302 Bretton Woods, NH, 03589 Phone: 603-278-5404 Toll-Free: 800-922-8825

You’ll learn a little history and take some amazing pictures when you travel this cog railroad

When you hear the deep hum of a biodiesel engine or see a blast of smoke from a steam engine, you’ll know your trip up Mt. Washington aboard the historic Cog Railway is about to begin. Knowledgeable and entertaining engineers and brakemen and brakewomen will answer questions as you chug up the Northeast’s highest peak, passing through forests, by wildlife and ravines and through three climate zones until you reach the summit. Included in the thrilling ride is Jacob’s Ladder, the steepest railroad trestle in the world. A museum at the base station and a visitor center at the summit provide history about the 152-year-old railway, the first mountain-climbing cog railway in the world, as well as an interactive weather exhibit. Trains run from late April through November.
On The Bridge - Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train - North Woodstock, NH
Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train

3 Crossing at Riverplace North Woodstock, NH, 03262 Phone: 603-745-3500

Take a delicious journey aboard this timeless dinner train

Cafe Lafayette is closed for the 2021 season - see you again in May 2022!
Experience a most unique culinary adventure in the White Mountains aboard the Café Lafayette Dinner Train offering majestic scenery along with fine dining. Your journey comes to life as you leisurely travel south from North Woodstock, rolling along the western slopes of the mountains and the Pemigewasset river and back in beautifully restored railcars. Here’s the perfect way to enjoy the magnificent region and great food along the way. Called timeless and memorable, the Café Lafayette Dinner Train offers a 2hour 20 minute run in beautifully restored railcars where the chef and culinary team offer enticing menus, fine wines, exciting cocktails and gracious service. Reserve space from a table of four, full railcar, the entire train, or anywhere in between.