Mountaineer to the Notch
Mountaineer service resumes June 16th
Reserve Your Seats
Advance reservations recommended.
All of our train excursions are round-trip, and all depart from our main station at 38 Norcross Circle in North Conway Village. We offer excursions on the Mountaineer notch train June 16th through October 31st, plus November 7 and 14. All departures are at 11:00 a.m.
The Mountaineer begins operations on June 16th and runs Tuesday through Saturday to Crawford Depot through September 19th. From September 20 through October 16, it will run a seven-day schedule to Fabyan Station, then its terminus will once again be Crawford Depot through October 31, running daily. In addition, it will operate on November 7 and 14.
On this train, you’ll travel on what was once the Maine Central Railroad’s famed Mountain Division line, on tracks that were laid in the 1870s. Enjoy some of the most dramatic natural scenery in the East as you travel through spectacular Crawford Notch – past sheer bluffs, steep ravines, cascading brooks and streams, panoramic mountain vistas, across Frankenstein Trestle and Willey Brook Bridge – enroute to Crawford Depot and Fabyan station.
As you travel through this rugged terrain, you can begin to appreciate what a remarkable engineering achievement constructing this railroad was over 140 years ago. Live commentary onboard includes history and folklore of the railroad and area, as well as points of interest.
There is a snack bar on the train. You can eat on the train, or there are picnic tables next to Crawford Depot.
First Class passengers may purchase a First Class Package, which includes lunch on the dining car Hattie Evans, or they may order a boxed lunch (24 hour advance notice necessary).
Another option is to ride round-trip in our beautiful, dedicated dining car, the Rhonda Lee, which offers both Lower and Upper Dome seating choices.
⇛ To view the different seating choices, please click here.
Please note: all trains leave from and return to our North Conway station. Except for a few earlier departure times for special charters, Mountaineer trains leave the station at 11:00 a.m. For most of the season the terminus of this excursion is Crawford Depot – 50 miles, 5 hours round-trip. From September 20 through October 16, it travels to Fabyan Station – 60 miles, 5 hours and 40 minutes round-trip.
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