The 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. As the name implies, the Valley Trains stay in the Mt. Washington Valley; they do not travel into the mountains.
Relive the golden days of railroading as you travel aboard the elegant Dining Car “Chocorua.” Built in 1929 for service as a coach on the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad, “Car 2570” was remodeled and put into service here in 1992. A three-course lunch is available daily in season on the 11:30 departure to Bartlett. A 4-course dinner is offered at 6:00 on Tues/Wed/Thurs/Sat (Summer) and Tues/Thurs/Sat (Fall).
Lunch settings have place mats, linen napkins, and flatware. For dinner, the tables are covered in white linen tablecloths.
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.