• Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

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Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New England

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  by b&m 1566
 
The railroad operates too many trains to safely operate railbike tours on sections of track that are part of their regular excursions. If the railroad ever decides to offer up this kind of service, I think the Redstone Branch would make the most sense, trains don't regularly go down it, it offers up some of the best scenery they have to offer, along side Pudding Pond and the grade doesn't seem all that bad. If (and I mean if) the wanted to offer different length tours, they could probably work out a lease with the state to go further east, just for the railbikes. Aside for cutting back the brush east of the Saco River bridge, there would be little to no track maintenance required.
  by Cosmo
 
That's bout where I land as well.
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  by b&m 1566
 
Are they planning to operate Ski Trains through March? I though they were going right through the end of March but I just noticed on their website, there is no schedules showing beyond February; I know Covid also has them planning out the schedule in small chunks.
  by b&m 1566
 
Still no schedule listed on their website for the 2021 season, I expect there still planning things on the fly due to Covid, however the resent article written in the Conway Daily Sun shed some light. Only Weekend departures are scheduled for April and May, no weekday April vacation departures planned and no weekday departures planned for May (RDC season). One thing that stood out in the article was Notch train excursions will resume at the end of May! It look like we are finally going to have Notch Train (excuse me Mountaineer) excursions for Memorial Day Weekend.
  by BM1566GP7
 
Conway Scenic is running a photo freight on May 22nd. Limited ticketing. Details below.

Take a ride on our photo freight! One day only! Limited availability. Read on for details:

Join Conway Scenic for our annual Railfan photographer's freight. This will board at our North Conway Station at 9 am on May 22, 2021 and make a leisurely journey over the railroad to recreate the experience of a local freight train. The trip has no set schedule but may run for about 6 hours.There will be opportunities to make photographs of the train at various locations along the journey. We have up to 8 spaces for photographers to stand in our vintage caboose, and up to 20 seats in a rider coach. Please book soon as possible since this is a limited capacity event.
Phone: 603-356-5251 The freight's destination, plus its consist will be revealed on the morning of the trip. We will haul the train with one of our vintage diesels.
  by CSRR573
 
Got my tickets today!
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  by NHV 669
 
470 Club FB page notes that ST 72 (BM 1741) has begun its journey from Waterville.
  by NHV 669
 
72/1741 arrived in Danville Jct. today, for pickup by the SLR.
  by NHV 669
 
No, but keep your eyes peeled tonight.
  by S1f3432
 
SLR lifted ST72 and 19 cars at Danville Jct. this morning.
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  by b&m 1566
 
According to the April 2021 Wheel Report, there will be regular runs to Sawyers River on the mid-day departures this year. I wonder if this Conway, Sawyer's, Conway (assuming that's what it will look like), will be the new normal going forward for the Valley Train departures or if they plan to resume the old Conway, Bartlett, Conway Bartlett, Conway departures at some point.
  by CSRR573
 
So reading through some Facebook comments, it seems like the FRA has sidelined 7470 all this year due to some major issues. Does anyone have anymore info on this?
  by Jonathan
 
But they could fix it in time to run this year, right? I mean, it's the 100th birthday for it, so, theres a possibility that it could run.
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