Amherst Railway Society - Trips
The Amherst Railway Society partners with the Massachusetts Bay Railroad Enthusiasts on rail fan trips. Amherst members receive special discounts on Mass Bay sponsored trips. To receive a discount on a Mass Bay trip, indicate that you are an Amherst Railway Society member when registering.
Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad - New Hampshire
May 11, 2019
Meredith - Lakeport - Plymouth - Ashland - Meredith
The Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad runs in the lakes region of New Hampshire on former Boston & Maine White Mountains Division rails.
This trip will leave Meredith, New Hampshire at 10:00 am on May 11, traveling the “water level route” south to Lakeport. At Lakeport, passengers will tour the restored Lakeport Freight House Museum.
From Lakeport, the train will head back north through Meredith and along the Pemigewasset River to Plymouth. In Plymouth, passengers are welcome to attend the Boston & Maine Railroad Historical Society spring meeting in the restored Boston & Maine depot. A presentation by rail historian Robert Willoughby will be part of the meeting. Reservations are required for the meeting.
There is no charge for attending the meeting, however, passengers interested in attending must make a meeting reservation at the time train tickets are purchased.
Passengers may also visit the shops and restaurants of Plymouth.
From Plymouth, the train will head south stopping at Ashland for a photo run-by and a station tour before returning to Meredith, arriving at approximately 5:00 pm.
The train will consist of coaches and locomotives from the Hobo and Winnipesaukee Scenic railroads. Parlor car seating is also available which includes snacks and beverages.
Box lunches can be purchased in advance. Other than the parlor car seating, there is no food service on board the train, and smoking and alcohol are not allowed on the train.
Bus service to and from Boston South Station is also available.
To order tickets online or by mail, visit: http://www.massbayrre.org/Trips/PemiRocket.htm.
For trip questions, call: 978-470-2066.
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