Tourist & Museum Railways in
Interior of Pullman Piano-Parlor Car #103, Determination,
as used by Hobo Railroad on luxury tours and private charters.
Lafayette Dinner Train North Woodstock to Lyfords Siding,
about 10 miles (16 km) on the tracks of New England Southern.
Standard gauge, diesel hauled. All inclusive dining train operates
weekends mid May to October, also many weekdays late June
Scenic Railroad standard gauge line offering three separate
services, starting from North Conway:
- to Conway, about 5½ miles (9 km). Operates weekends mid April
to December, daily mid June to late October. Usually steam hauled
July to October, diesel hauled at other times
- to Bartlett, about 11½ miles (17 km). Operating days as for
Conway. Diesel hauled. Dining trains operate at certain times.
- via Bartlett to Crawford or Fabyan. Operates to Crawford 3 or 4
days per week mid June to mid September, then daily until mid October.
Services in late September and early October extend to Fabyan.
Diesel hauled. Dining car available to first class passengers.
- Hobo Railroad
several services operating on the tracks of New England Southern:
Standard gauge, diesel hauled. Trains may also be privately chartered
along all or part of the whole line from Northfield to Lincoln
(57 miles, 91 km)
Railroad Lincoln to Woodstock, about 7 miles (11 km). Operates
weekends late May and early June, daily late June to mid October.
Santa Express operates certain days in November and December
- Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad Meredith to
Lakeport, about 7 miles (11km). Operates weekends late May to mid
October, daily in July and August. Passengers may board at Meredith
or Weirs Beach
Trains operates in the autumn on both the above routes, with
a few longer journeys on certain days from Meredith to Livermore
Falls (16 miles, 25km) or Meredith to Lincoln (38 miles, 61 km).
Dining trains operate at certain times
- Mount Washington
Cog Railway Mount Washington Base Station (northeast of Bretton
Woods) to Summit, a distance of about 2½ miles (4 km) with a rise of
3588 ft (1094 m). Steam or diesel hauled, standard gauge rack railway.
Operates weekends in May, daily June to November. From December to April
short trips operate from Base Station to Waumbek for the use of skiers.
Historical note: though a form of rack and pinion traction was
used for a railway in England as early as 1812, the Mount Washington
line was the first in the world to use the technology as an assist
for climbing a steep mountain railway. It opened in 1868, predating
the Swiss Rigibahn by some 3 years.
- White Mountain Central Railroad 1¼ mile (2 km)
standard gauge line, operated by historic geared steam locomotives,
a type long associated with the timber extraction industry. Located
in Clark’s Trading Post amusement park near Lincoln. Operates
weekends and holidays late May to mid October, daily from mid June
to early September and late September to mid October.
Uncredited Photo Image from the former website of Pullman
US flag image from CIA World Factbook
New Hampshire flag image from Wikipedia
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