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08-04-2006, 03:10 PM
Saturday, September 16th & Sunday, September 17th.
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http://www.conwayscenic.com/img/arrow_rt_maroon.gifDownload Railfan's Weekend Registration PDF (http://www.conwayscenic.com/pubs/Railfans.pdf) Join us as we celebrate our 32nd. Fall Railfan's Day/Weekend at the historic 132 year-old North Conway Railroad Station.
ENJOY our fascinating Railroad Museum -The Brass Whistle Gift Shop - Old Time Ticket Office - Clean Restrooms. The Station will be open to the public all day Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM..
OPERATING LOCOMOTIVES
Our 1921 coal-fired Grand Trunk 0-6-0 #7470 will be under steam and we will be running fi ve early diesels; one 1949 EMD Model F-7A cab unit, two 1950's era GMD Model FP-9 passenger units, one 1950 EMD GP-7, and a 1950 1000 HP Alco Model S-4 diesel switcher.
REGULAR PASSENGER TRAINS
North Conway to Conway trains depart at 10:30 AM, 1:30PM and 4:30PM for a 55 minute round-trip. North Conway to Bartlett trains depart at 11:30 AM and 2:30 PM for a 1 3/4 hour round-trip. On Saturday only, we will depart for Bartlett at 6:00 PM with Coach, First Class and Dining Car seating available.
FIRST CLASS VALLEY SERVICE
"Valley Train Service" will feature two First Class options which are available at single trip fares. Treat yourself to Lunch or Dinner aboard the Dining Car "Chocorua", or a luxury seat in our 108 year old Pullman Parlor Observation car "Gertrude Emma". First Class "Notch Train Service" in our 1955 Budd built Dome Car "Dorthea Mae" and our fi rst class coach "CP Reed" will be available at single trip fares both days.
PHOTO RUN-BYS
Several photo run-bys are anticipated along our scenic former Boston and Maine branch-line south of North Conway, and along the former Maine Central Mountain Subdivision line from Mountain Junction to Twin Mountain and beyond. We anticipate having several photo run-bys at isolated locations along the CNL and Conway Branch.
FREIGHT TRAINS AND MIXED TRAINS
Will operate during the day between Conway and as far asSawyer River. There will be several photo opportunities allowing you to shoot operating steam and diesel action along many miles of right of way including the 3.25% grade into North Conway Station.
SPECIAL DISPLAYS
On the grounds at North Conway will include: Snowplow, Tie Inserter, Flangers, Cabooses, Train Order Board, Ballast Regulator, Freight Cars, Gate Tender Shanty, restored Ball Signal, Track Inspection Motor Cars, Track Velocipede, Hy-rail vehicles. Former Maine Central 2-8-0 No. 501 (ALCO 1910) and U23B and B23-7 General Electric
THE NORTH CONWAY MODEL RAILROAD CLUB
Will be open and operating all weekend. You are invited to stop in to the club room at the Freight House and view the many changes that have taken place over the years. Club members will be available to answer your questions about model railroading.
CRAWFORD NOTCH PASSENGER EXTRA"Day White Mountains"
Our annual diesel powered "Day White Mountains" excursion departs at 10:00 AM (Saturday) for an all day roundtrip excursion to Twin Mountain and beyond. Train will depart from Depot St. Parking Lot - North Conway, and travel over the relocated former Maine Central Mountain Subdivision en route to Bartlett, Crawford Depot, Fabyan Station and points west.
MOUNTAIN DIVISION EXTRA "Mountaineer"
Be aboard at 10:00 AM (Sunday) as we depart North Conway for a diesel powered roundtrip excursion to Fabyan Station. Look for unusual power on this train.
SUPERVISED NIGHT PHOTO SESSION
An experienced photographer will stage an interesting subject for a supervised Night Photo experience in the North Conway Terminal area starting at 8:00 PM. Participants should bring tripods and shutter release cables to receive the full benefi t of this activity.
RAILROADIANA FLEA MARKET AND COLLECTOR'S DISPLAYS
If you desire to participate please restrict your items to new, used or antique railroadiana objects only. Tables for rent at $30.00 each. Flea Market participants must reserve space in advance. Space is limited.
FOOD AND BEVERAGE
Meal and/or Snack Service will be available on most of our trains throughout the weekend. We will have a Food Service tent in the station area at North Conway offering sandwiches, soup, ice cream and hot and cold drinks. For Railfans arriving on Friday, the "Sunset" Train departs at 6 PM with full dinning car service available.
LODGING
There are many hotels, motels, inns and campgrounds throughout the area. Please refer to the "Places to Stay (http://www.conwayscenic.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.lodging)" page on our site for suggestions. For additional area information, please contact the Mt.Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce: www.mountwashingtonvalley.org (http://www.mountwashingtonvalley.org/), (800-367-3364) or White Mountains Attractions Association (800-346-3687).
PARKING
Limited free parking is available at the North Conway Station. If our railroad lots are full, you will be directed to additional parking.
Ticketing Options
Weekend "Valley" Coach Pass
(Saturday & Sunday) Good to Conway - Sawyer River - Coach Only - All Day.

Weekend "Notch" Coach Pass
(Saturday / Sunday "Valley" or "Notch" Coach Service.)

Weekend "Notch" First Class Pass
(Saturday "Notch" First Class Service/Sunday "Valley" Coach)
Weekend Single Ride Fares apply to "Valley Service" trains. Schedule, motive power and equipment are subject to change without notice.



For more information, visit their website at http://www.conwayscenic.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.railfan

Sid_Ceaser
08-05-2006, 09:49 AM
I'm actually heading up to the Conway area this upcoming Tuesday. I'm going to be going with Gary Samson and Sara Prindiville. Gary has a Wisner 12x20 camera and he wants to take some images of the trains (and a train graveyard if there is any), and Sara is going to be taking some 4x5 pinhole images of the same for some Albumen prints.

I'm going just for the ride, the views, and mainly to watch Gary set this tank of a camera up.

Pictures forthcoming :)

Orgnoi1
08-05-2006, 10:02 AM
We will be taking the Conway lines this coming weekend... which will have some impact as to whether or not I go for the railfan weekend... I will post up once we get back from vacation...

rparent
08-06-2006, 01:56 AM
Lucky you, Ross. Looks like one heck of a ride. I'll be taking a ride up in the fall and do an overnight there. Chasing the train one day and riding the next. Let me know how it is.

zacker
08-06-2006, 07:28 AM
sid, Im very Into those Pin Hole shots she does ( folloewd her link through your site) Cant wait to see what you guys get.. Should have he join here to show them off..

Ross, I know youre gonna be showing off some great shots as well as Ryan.

Mike, are you going?