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jgmaynard

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Conway Scenic Railroad
« on: August 18, 2004, 11:53:23 pm »

Hi all:

I saw a show on the Conway Scenic Railroad this morning, and I was thinking this would be a great sidetrip for the Porc Fest.

Would be great fun to get a group of us together for this.

What do you people think?

JM
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Re:Conway Scenic Railroad
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2004, 02:10:25 am »

It looks great to me, I took several shots of it when I passed through there. Only question, is the Porcfest going to be in Lancaster again? If so, Conway is a bit of a drive for a side trip.

A *fun* drive, though.

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Re:Conway Scenic Railroad
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2004, 07:54:58 am »

Jim,

Wanna organize it???  I'm thinking that'd be a good activity for earlier in the week.  The people that come out for the whole week might enjoy that kind of 'detour' on one of the social days.

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« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2004, 08:39:12 am »

We'd definitely be interested.  It's one of the things we looked at doing this year, but couldn't make it.
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Re:Conway Scenic Railroad
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2004, 07:39:17 pm »

Y'all,

Just took a look at the schedule.  The hike is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday the 27th.  I'd suggest the railroad tour either that day or the previous day, Tuesday the 26th (we're talking July '05 here).  Thursday through Sunday are packed pretty full and there's more stuff coming.  ;)

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Re:Conway Scenic Railroad
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2004, 10:58:18 am »

Thought I'd let you know that the Conway Scenic Railroad has two trains to chose from - the Notch Train and the Valley Train.  

If you decide on the Valley train, you can chose either the 11 mile - 55 min. (rountrip) excursion or the 21 mile - 1 3/4 hour excursion.  

If you decide on the Notch train, you will be traveling up through Crawford Notch (beautiful!) but the excursions are much longer.  One is 5 hours and the other is 5 1/2 hours.  

I have done the short Valley train excursion many times.  Once, while traveling on the tracks through an open field, we thought we were watching a large black dog running along with the train out in the field.  It turned out to be a bear!!!  I never knew they could run so fast!  (There is a restaurant on a back road near the Conway station that used to feed the bears as a "tourist attraction" so they would come right up to the building.  Probably where this bear came from.  Not sure if they are still allowed to do this... that was a few years ago.)  

Anyway, you should check the train schedules and routes and pick one that best fits into your schedule.  And definitely try to do at least one.  It's a great way to experience the backwoods of NH!


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Re:Conway Scenic Railroad
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2004, 01:10:14 pm »

The 5 1/2 hour trip sure makes more of an event out of it, doesn't it?

"Spend the day traveling on train through the back woods of NH"..... Has a nice ring to it.

Sure I can take care of it, Varrin. Not a prob. Aren't you in that car yet? ;)

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Re:Conway Scenic Railroad
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2004, 10:55:59 pm »

The Associated Press must have heard us talking about the Conway Scenic Railroad.  Look what appeared in today's Sunday paper:

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Re:Conway Scenic Railroad
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2004, 08:39:45 am »

Scared me for a minute, Patty.. I thought we were mentioned in it (that would have been going TOO far!)... lol...

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Re:Conway Scenic Railroad
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2004, 06:01:30 am »

Jim,

Sure I can take care of it, Varrin.

Super.  If you come up with a date (earlier in the week or even the first weekend), let me know what it is and I'll put it in the 'official' schedule and on the announcement pages.

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4 days to Keene!!! :D

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