Valley Train

We are operating weekends only now with departures at 11:30 & 1:30

Great for Families!  

All of our train excursions are round-trip, and all depart from our main station at 38 Norcross Circle in North Conway Village.

On the Valley Train, you’ll enjoy an old-fashioned railroading experience as you journey on historic rail routes in vintage passenger cars (most from the 1920s) from our 1874 train station in North Conway Village to Conway or Bartlett and back again.

Seating choices include Coach, First Class in our 1898 Parlor Car, the Gertrude Emma, and dining in our Dining Car Chocorua.

The station today, with the original E. Howard, eight-day clock still in operation!

The station today, with the original E. Howard, eight-day clock still in operation!

As the name implies, these trains stay in the Valley. While they do cross several rivers and offer some nice, distant mountain views, they do not go into the mountains.

Children under 4 ride FREE in Coach on the Valley Trains, but they do need a ticket.  Please order the correct number of tickets for ages 1 – 3.  Also, well-behaved dogs are always welcomed at Conway Scenic Railroad!

Please note: All trains depart from our station in North Conway Village.

Valley Train Excursions

The 11-mile, 55-minute round-trip Conway excursion is ideal for visitors wanting a shorter train ride, especially those with young children. On this excursion, you’ll travel south past the Moat Mountain Range and parallel Route 16 before passing through farmlands and crossing the Saco River, Moat Brook, and Swift River on the way to Conway.  Here, you can watch the locomotive “run around” for the return trip to North Conway.

 

The 21 mile, 1¾ hour roundtrip Bartlett excursion offers a longer and more relaxing train ride that takes you “over the river and through the woods.” You’re invited to sit back and enjoy the passing scenery as you travel through fields and woodlands, crossing the East Branch, Saco and Ellis Rivers on the way to Bartlett. Here you also have the opportunity to watch the locomotive “run around” for the return trip to North Conway.

First Class dining on the Dining Car Chororua is an option on the Valley Trains from mid-June through late October. A three-course lunch is available twice a day, on both the 11:30 departure to Bartlett and the 1:30 departure to Conway. Dinner service is available on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday evenings through Sunday of Columbus Day Weekend.

Please note: Vintage diesel electric locomotives power most of our excursions. However, during midweek in May until Memorial Day week and midweek the last week in October, excursions are on our Budd Rail Diesel Car, the Millie, which is a self-propelled, diesel-hydraulic rail passenger car. If motive power is important to you, we recommend calling ahead with questions. All excursions are round-trip. Our 1921 steam locomotive #7470 will return to service this year!