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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.

Upcoming trips

Red Ball Express
North Conway, NH - Crawford Notch - Hazens - Whitefield, NH & return
September 3, 2017

On Sunday, September 3, 2017, the Conway Scenic Railroad will be operating a special train from North Conway to Whitefield - home of the ball signal that protects the junction of the former Boston & Maine and Maine Central Railroads.

This will be the first passenger train to operate over this section of the former Boston & Maine Berlin Branch since 1982.

The train will depart from the North Conway station at 9:30 AM, heading north and west through Crawford Notch to Hazens. The train will continue west on former Boston & Maine rails for 3 miles to the diamond at Whitefield. There the train will pose beside the ball signal for photos.  

The train will return to North Conway at 5:30 pm. 

The train will be the Conway Scenic’s diesel-powered Notch Train consist. 

Mass Bay RRE has reserved two standard Conway Scenic coaches and the table car Mount Webster. Note: seating in the Dome Car Dorthea Mae and the First-Class car C.P. Reed are not available from Mass Bay RRE, but may be purchased directly from the Conway Scenic Railroad.

Box lunches are available for advance purchase, and there will be food service onboard the train.

The ticket order form can be downloaded at:

Or, tickets can be ordered by phone at: 978-470-2066.


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