Mountaineer Train Narration Highlights

Mountaineer service resumes June 16th

Pre-departure announcements:

  • No smoking on the train or Railroad property.
  • Young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Please refrain from putting any body parts outside the open windows at any time. Safety comes first at Conway scenic Railroad.
  • Alcohol consumption is restricted to the First-Class customers only, and all alcohol must be consumed only in the First-Class areas. Only alcohol that is purchased on the train may be consumed on the train.
  • Please turn off your cellphones.
  • Restrooms are available in the following areas of the train: The Hattie Evans (dining car)CP Reed (First Class car)Dorthea Mae (First Class, Dome Car), coach #6739, and some other coaches.

The North Conway train station was built in 1874 by the Eastern Railroad and was designed by noted architect Nathaniel J. Bradlee of Boston, MA. Very little has changed in this building since it was built. The station, roundhouse, turntable and freight house all were built at the same time and are on the National Register of Historic Places.

If you look off to the left of the train as we leave the station, you will see a long mountain range called “the Moats.” They form the western side of the Mount Washington Valley.

The rails that we are riding on were laid in the 1870s. We start out on the former B&M Railroad line for about one mile, then we join the former Maine Central Railroad tracks in the area we call “Mountain Junction.” From there we will continue on the former Maine Central tracks for the remainder of our trip to Crawford Notch Depot.

As we cross over public roadways the engineer will blow the horn 4 times (2 long, 1 short, and then 1 long). Private crossings are just 1 long blow of the horn.

For many more details on the fascinating history of Crawford Notch, please visit the History Section of this website.

Thank you for riding with us today!