LINCOLN, NH – The Hobo Railroad in Lincoln, NH and the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad in Meredith & Weirs Beach, NH recently announced they will be making the annual switch to their Fall schedule following Labor Day weekend.
After a single week of weekend operations following Labor Day on September 8 & 9, 2018, the Hobo Railroad in Lincoln, NH will resume daily operations on Saturday, September 15, 2018. Offering one hour and twenty-minute train rides, departures will be available from the Hobo Junction Station in Lincoln, NH at 11:00am and 1:00pm daily through Sunday, October 14, 2018. In addition, 3:00pm train rides will be added to the schedule on the following five Saturdays – September 15, 22 & 29 and October 7 & 14.
The Hobo Railroad’s annual Harvest Time Express Fall celebration returns on September 15, 2018 through October 14, 2018. Referred to by many as “New Hampshire’s Classic Fall Foliage Experience”, the Railroad takes on an entirely new look for Fall with the addition of the Hobo Farm Stand which is filled with pumpkins for sale and the Hobo Farm Yard which turns into a family-oriented playground with games like pumpkin bowling, ring toss, horse shoes, bean bag toss, sack races and corn hole, not to mention a display of restored antique tractors provided by the Presby Transportation Museum in Whitefield, NH.
In addition, the Hobo Railroad’s popular “Cornstalk Critters” will once again be on display and available to pose with between 10:00am and 3:00pm daily. This year’s Cornstalk Critters were created by North Woodstock, NH Artisan Jackie Wilson exclusively for the Hobo Railroad. The theme for the “Cornstalk Critter’s” this year will be “Scarecrows of the Small Screen – Celebrating iconic TV personalities through the years.” Included in the mix of nine straw-filled characters will be “Mr. T” from the A Team; Laverne & Shirley from the TV show with the same name; “Mr. Spock” from Star Trek; “Gilligan” from Gilligan’s Island; “The Fonz” from the TV show Happy Days; “Batman & Robin” and “Fred Rodgers” from Mr. Rodger’s Neighborhood. All nine characters will be posed and dressed in such a way as they should all be easily recognizable. Tickets for the Hobo Railroad’s Harvest Time Express Fall Celebration are $20 for adults and $15 for children 4-11, while ages 3 and under ride for free.
Fall operations will wind down at the Hobo Railroad in Lincoln, NH the weekend of October 20 & 21 with scheduled train departures at 11:00am and 1:00pm both days. Ticket prices for the Hobo Railroad on the final Fall weekend of Fall operations will be $17 for adults and $13 for children 4-11, while ages 3 and under will ride for free.
The Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad based in Meredith & Weirs Beach, NH switches to weekend-only operations after Labor Day weekend with 1-hour round-trip train rides available from Weirs Beach at 11am, 12pm & 1pm on September 3, 8 & 9, 15 & 16 and 22 & 23, 2018. Beginning the weekend of September 29 & 30 and continuing on October 6, 7 & 8, 13 & 14 and again on October 15 & 16, 1-hour round-trip train rides will depart Weirs Beach at 11am, 1pm & 3pm. The final weekend of train operations for Weirs Beach will be October 20 & 21 with 1- hour trains departing the Boardwalk-based ticket booth at 11am, 12pm & 1pm. Tickets for the 1-hour round-trip excursions from Weirs Beach throughout the Fall season are $18.00 for adults, $14.00 for children 4-11, while ages 3 and under ride for free.
The Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad’s Meredith Station switches to weekend operations following Labor Day as well with 2-hour round-trip train rides along the lake available for three consecutive weekends - September 8 & 9, 15 & 16 and 22 & 23, 2018. Departure times from Meredith for all three weekends will be 10:30am & 12:30pm. Tickets for the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad’s 2-hour round-trip rides are $20 for adults and $16 for children 4-11, while ages 3 and under ride for free.
In addition to the regular 1 and 2-hour excursions on weekends from Meredith and Weirs Beach, the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad also offers special weekend Fall Foliage excursions that treat guests to a 4-hour round-trip experience from Meredith to Plymouth, NH and back with a stop at the Common Man Inn & Restaurant in Plymouth where they’ll enjoy a hot buffet lunch as well as a stop in Ashland, NH where they’ll enjoy a guided tour of a restored late-1800’s Boston & Maine Railroad train station.
Available on the following four weekends: September 29 & 30 and October 6, 7 & 8; 13 & 14 and 20 & 21. Tickets for the Fall Foliage Specials are $65.95 for Coach Class, $95.95 for First Class and $110.95 for Presidential Class. All tickets include the hot buffet lunch at the Common Man. Advance reservations are required. Reservations can be made by visiting http://www.hoborr.com/tickets.html or by calling (603) 745-2135.
The Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad will also be hosting their popular Turkey Dinner Trains once again on five Saturdays this fall which include September 22 & 29, 2018 and October 6, 13 & 20, 2018. These excursions depart Meredith at 5:00pm and return at approximately 7:00pm. Catered by the famous Hart’s Turkey Farm in Meredith, NH, passengers enjoy a complete Thanksgiving-style turkey dinner that includes hand-carved roast turkey with all the trimmings and warm Apple Crisp for dessert. Advance reservations are strongly recommended as these trains usually sell out. Tickets are $44.95 each and reservations can be made by visiting http://www.hoborr.com/tickets.html or by calling (603) 745-2135.
The Hobo Railroad is located in Lincoln, NH, just off on 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.