They use Millie to handle the weekday departures in May until Memorial Day weekend. They use to use it for the week day trips towards the end of October but not sure if that's the plan for this year. The Conway Scenic is becoming more and more busy every year, right through the entire month of October, so they might be using the regular valley consist the entire month.
Not railroad related at all but a few years ago, I got word that that there were efforts to try and start a Pumpkin Festival of some type to be held in N. Conway, the last weekend in October, I haven't heard much since, but if it happens, it will come with some competition for sure because you still have the original festival in Laconia and now Keene is bring it back this year. An event like that (especially if its held right in front of the station), will surely drum up more business for the Conway Scenic.
It takes real skill to choke on air, fall up the stairs and trip over nothing. I have those skills.