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Conway Scenic Railroad, North Conway, New Hampshire
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What's not to like about an old-fashioned railroad nestled in the White Mountains. My family and I (husband, son age 9 and foster child age 3) set out for a relaxing journey outdoors. The adventure began at the North Conway Station which looks like an old fashioned Depot. The conductors are clad classic conductors uniforms complete with a black conductors hat. The train engineer dons the traditional striped overalls, hat and bandana. I remember the look on my 3 y.o. foster child's face when the big steam train pulled into the Depot. His jaw dropped as the engine squeeled to a halt. What a perfect BOY experience. We chose to ride in the Gertrude Emma, first class seating in a Pullman Parlor-Observation car. We loved the whimsical atmosphere and cozied into the white wicker chairs. We could all enjoy the view and the blue grass music added to the ambiance. In fact, the three year old fell asleep during the ride and our 9 year old loved it! The 11 mile trip took around an hour and it was plenty of time. The 9 year old climbed out during the "run around" where they change the cars in preparation for the ride back. It was an enjoyable, relaxing, old fashioned day out for our family. I always like when there is an educational component to our trips and this one fit the bill. Leave extra time to wander around the Depot and see some old train memorabilia and perhaps buy a train whistle , bandana or conductors hat!! The gift shop is reasonable and the whole trip was well worth the money ( Adults $19.50 and children $15.00).
Tips for Families
The Railroad offers other longer trips so check the schedule to find the best fit for your family. Consider eating breakfast or lunch at The Glenn Junction Family Restaurant in Glenn N.H. to continue the "railroad" theme adventure. This restaurant features a working train set which runs around the ceiling while you dine!!
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