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 and back again. As the name implies, the Valley Trains stay in Mt. Washington Valley; they do not travel into the mountains.
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.
Please note: All our trains leave from the North Conway station.
Throughout most of the season, you will be seated in the Gertrude Emma. In April & May and November & December, on either end of the Notch Train’s service, the Lower Dome of the Dorothea Mae and the CP Reed cars are also options for First Class seating.
This option is only available on weekends in April & May and November & December, on either end of the Notch Train’s season. Premium Seating reserves a seat in the Upper Dome of the Dorthea Mae.
This car was built by the Budd Company in 1955 for service on the Empire Builder, the Great Northern Railroad’s flagship out of Chicago. It was conveyed to Amtrak in 1971 and also served on the Alaska Railroad and Cape Cod Scenic Railroad prior to being purchased by the Conway Scenic Railroad in December of 1997. The car is climate controlled with its own snack bar. The Lower Dome is considered First Class Seating; Upper Dome is Premium Seating.