HOBO & WINNIPESAUKEE SCENIC RAILROADS OPEN FOR WEEKENDS STARTING SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2018
Veterans Ride For FREE On Both Railroads Memorial Day Weekend
Lincoln, NH – The Hobo Railroad in Lincoln, NH and the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad in Meredith and Weirs Beach, NH begin weekend operations on Saturday, May 26, 2018 – Memorial Day Weekend.
On this special 3-day holiday weekend, the Railroad is pleased to once again offer complimentary tickets to all U.S. Military Veterans. “This unique opportunity is being extended to all U.S. Military Veterans who have retired, are still serving on active duty or are prior service. It’s our way of saying thank you to Veterans everywhere for their service and dedication to this great country” stated Benjamin Clark, Vice President of the Hobo & Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroads. Regularly priced tickets will be also available in Lincoln, Meredith and Weirs Beach for the general public and family members wishing to join their Veterans aboard the train.
The Hobo Railroad’s one-hour and twenty-minute round trip excursions travel along rail that dates back to the late 1800’s through naturally wooded areas along the banks of the Pemigewasset River from Lincoln through North Woodstock and south to Woodstock, NH and back covering approximately 15 miles from start to finish.
The Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad offers one and two hour excursions along the western shore of Lake Winnipesaukee and Paugus Bay from Meredith and Weirs Beach to Lakeport, NH and back along rail that was once part of the famous Boston, Concord & Montreal Railroad that operated in the late 1800’s.
Daily operations for the Hobo & Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroads kicks off Friday, June 22, 2018. Both railroads offer a variety of group programs for school groups, community organizations, recreation & parks organizations and bus tours from May through late October. The Hobo Harvest Time Express in Lincoln as well as Turkey Dinner Trains and Fall Foliage Trains in Meredith are also available throughout the Fall Foliage season for groups as well as the general public.
“People of all ages love to look at trains and we have a number of family-oriented special events scheduled throughout the season where they can see and experience rail travel up close and personal,” stated Benjamin Clark, Vice President of the Hobo & Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad, “Come check us out, we have a train ride for everyone!”
The Hobo Railroad in Lincoln, NH is located just off I-93 at Exit 32, left on Route 112 directly across from McDonalds. The Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad station is located off Route 3 at 154 Main Street in Meredith, NH, while the Weirs Beach ticket booth is conveniently located on the Boardwalk at 211 Lakeside Avenue across from the arcades, just off Route 3. All trains at the Hobo & Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroads operate rain or shine and all excursions are round-trip.
For more information regarding 2018 train schedules and special events for the Hobo & Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroads, visit www.HoboRR.com or call 603-745-2135.
About the Hobo & Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroads:
The Hobo & Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroads are privately owned with operations in Lincoln, Meredith, and Weirs Beach, NH. As one of the Northeastern United States largest and most popular tourist railroads, weekend operations begin in mid-May with daily operations getting underway in late June and running through the end of October with additional events taking place weekends from Thanksgiving until just before Christmas. Popular annual events include the 4th of July Family Party Train, the Nature by Rail series, Hobo Harvest Time Express, Fall Foliage Excursions, Turkey Dinner Trains and the Santa Express Trains. The Hobo Railroad in Lincoln, NH also hosts the Journey to The North Pole (formerly known as the Polar Express) trains each December in support of the Believe in Books Literacy Foundation. For more information, call (603) 745-2135 or visit www.HoboRR.com.