North Conway, NH…….Conway Scenic Railroad hosts its 45th Railfans’ Weekend on August 31 & September 1, with Valley Trains, the Notch Train, extra trains, and special demos on Saturday, along with a “Railroadiana” Flea Market, and collectors’ displays.
On Sunday, in addition to the regular Valley Train schedule, there will be a special train from North Conway to Hazen’s Crossing in Whitefield with steam locomotive #7470 on the lead. The train will depart from the North Conway station at 9:00 a.m. and travel over all the former Maine Central Railroad track operated by Conway Scenic, beginning with a trip to Redstone.
The North Conway Model Railroad Club display will be open for viewing and is free to the public. Housed in the Railroad’s historic Freight House, the Club maintains an exhibit that’s the envy of many other clubs around the country. The complexity and details of its displays give visitors a fascinating look at what the area looked like over 100 years ago.
There also will be a free Saturday evening photo session in the rail yard, coordinated by professional photographers. The public is invited to participate. For the full schedule of events, please visit ConwayScenic.com, or call 356-5251.