• Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

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

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  by NHV 669
 
Isn't the whole point of a surprise not knowing what it is until it happens?
  by b&m 1566
 
I'm going to go ahead and throw a knuckleball into this thread. Now before I go on, I just want say, I don't believe the railroad will expand south, east, west or north for that matter (Quebec Jct) but that is just my humble opinion.
I just read an article earlier today (I can't for the life of me find it right now), about restoring the ski slopes and gondola rides (that cross over rye 16.) in W. Ossipee. The owner of the land wants to bring the area back to its former glory, bring new life back into that community and he's got the money to do it (among other things, he owns the radio tower at the top of Nickerson Mt). The article mention about building a restaurant at the top of Nickerson Mt., that could be accessible by the gondola rides, adding nature trails and things like that. With the new adventure the Conway Scenic has ventured into with Attitash (which I thought would never happen), could something similar take place for the W. Ossipee area, to connect the Ossipee Valley area with the Mt. Washington Valley? The ROW does offer some scenery (Chain of Ponds and Silver Lake). With atleast 3 different investors (state, railroad and private) could the restoration of rail down to Mt. Whittier Station be plausible? If W. Ossipee is revitalized, would or should expansion be considered?
  by gokeefe
 
Private cash could make any of it possible ... Wouldn't take too much but the owner would have to be really committed. I don't think the ROI is there not enough potential volume.
  by John Smythe
 
I know what the announcement will be, but will not comment on it now. It is interesting to have learned that I'm not the only one who reads this website & does some deep thinking. Like always, only one ingredient is necessary for success & that is determination.
  by Jonathan
 
One factor that should be considered. Doesn't the Silver lake railroad run along the row by silver lake?
  by highrail
 
[Doesn't the Silver lake railroad run along the row by silver lake?]

It does...not in action this year. At any rate the entire ROW would need a rebuild...doubtful that you will see that amount of money necessary for the rebuild to get this line active...
  by highrail
 
"I know what the announcement will be, but will not comment on it now..."

So what is your point John?
  by drvmusic
 
Just so I'm clear, until the link works on the website, no tickets can be purchased for the special RFW events? I'm waiting to get tickets for a couple of specific rides.
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