LINCOLN, NH - The Hobo Railroad in Lincoln, NH and the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad in Meredith & Weirs Beach, NH, recently announced their Fall schedule which begins the week after Labor Day, starting the week of September 7, 2020.
The Hobo Railroad in Lincoln, NH will offer 80-minute round-trip train rides on weekends-only through the month of September which includes the weekends of September 12 & 13; 19 & 20 and 26 & 27. Departure times from Hobo Junction Station will be at 11am & 1pm each weekend with the exception of Saturday, September 26, when a 3pm train will be added to the weekend’s schedule.
For the month of October, and the expected height of the Fall Foliage season, the Hobo Railroad will offer round-trip excursions along the Pemigewasset River daily at 11am and 1pm from October 1 through 12 and again October 15 through 18. A 3pm train will be added to the schedule on the following three days - October 10, 11 & 17. The Fall season at the Hobo Railroad will conclude the weekend of October 24 & 25 with 80-minute round-trip train rides both days departing Hobo Junction Station at 11am & 1pm.
Ticket prices for Fall train rides at the Hobo Railroad will be $19 for adults and $14 children 4-12, while ages 3 and under ride for free. Those planning to enjoy the Fall Foliage aboard the Hobo Railroad should plan to reserve their seats in advance using the Railroad’s web site, www.HoboRR.com. Please note that due to NH COVID-19 Guidelines for Tourist Railroads, seating will continue to be limited to 50% capacity.
The Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad, with locations in Meredith & Weirs Beach, NH changes to weekend-only operations following Labor Day weekend as well. The lakeside Railroad will offer 1-hour train rides from their Weirs Beach location on September 12 & 13; 19 & 20 and 26 & 27, with departures at 11am, 12pm & 1pm. Train rides from Weirs Beach will continue in October with departures at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm on October 3 &4 as well as 10, 11 & 12. Trains will also depart Weirs Beach on Saturday & Sunday, October 24 & 25 for the final weekend of Fall operations with 1-hour train rides at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm on Saturday, and at 11am, 12pm & 1pm on Sunday.
Tickets for the 1-hour round-trip excursions from Weirs Beach will be $20.00 for adults and $14.00 for children 4-12, while ages 3 and under ride for free. To ensure seating, tickets should be purchased in advance through the Railroad’s web site, www.HoboRR.com.
The Railroad’s Meredith Station located at 154 Main Street in Meredith, NH also switches to weekend operations following Labor Day. The Railroad will offer 2-hour round-trip train rides along the western shore of Lake Winnipesaukee throughout September and October starting the weekend of September 12-13 and concluding the weekend of October 24-25, 2020. Tickets for the 2-hour train rides departing Meredith will be $22 for adults and $17 for children 4-12, while ages 3 and under ride for free. To verify weekend departure times and to ensure seating, tickets should be purchased in advance through the Railroad’s web site, www.HoboRR.com.
The Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad is also pleased to be offering their special Fall Foliage excursions again this year. Topping the list is the always-popular Fall Foliage Special which treats passengers to a 4-hour round-trip excursion from Meredith to Plymouth, NH and back. This excursion includes a stop at the Common Man Inn & Spa in Plymouth where guests will enjoy a hot buffet lunch.
Following lunch, the excursion will stop in Ashland, NH where passengers are treated to a guided tour of the completely restored 1869 Boston & Maine Railroad Station. Members of the Ashland Historical Society will provide the guided tour and will be dressed in 1860’s attire. After stopping in Ashland, the train will return to Meredith Station just after 3pm.
The Fall Foliage Special is available September 26 & 27 as well as October 3 & 4; 10, 11 & 12; 17 & 18, and 24 & 25 – all excursions will depart Meredith at 11am. Tickets for this excursion are $72.45 for Coach Class seating, with First Class tickets available for $102.45 and Presidential Class tickets available for $116.45. All tickets include the hot buffet lunch at the Common Man, the guided tour of the Ashland Railroad Station and a souvenir trip booklet. Advance reservations are required and can be made by visiting www.HoboRR.com or by calling (603) 745-2135 between 9am-4pm.
The Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad will also host five special 2-hour Turkey Dinner Trains on Saturday evenings in late September and October - dates include September 26 as well as October 3, 10, 17 & 24. Catered by Hart’s Turkey Farm, guests enjoy a complete Thanksgiving-style turkey dinner aboard the train which includes hand-carved roast turkey, stuffing, squash, mashed potato, rolls & butter & warm Apple Crisp for dessert. Reservations are required. Tickets are $45.45 each and include the meal. Reservations can be made by visiting www.HoboRR.com or by calling (603) 745-2135 between 9am-4pm daily.
The Hobo Railroad is located in Lincoln, NH, just off I-93 at Exit 32, left on Route 112, directly across from McDonalds – while the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad is located at 154 Main Street in Meredith, NH with a satellite ticket booth located on the Boardwalk at Weirs Beach located 211 Lakeside Avenue. For more information, call (603) 745-2135 or visit www.HoboRR.com. Advance ticket purchases are requested.