‘STEAM in the SNOW’
North Conway, NH to Notchland & Return Behind 0-6-0 Steam Engine 7470
Sunday, January 2, 2011 ONLY!!
TRIP UPDATE - December 29, 2010: Advance sales close at 4:00 PM EST today. Tickets may be purchased with Visa or MasterCard until thjat time by calling 978-470-2066. Coach, Dome and Parlor Car seats are still available. Space is still available on the Boston connecting bus. A limited number of COACH SEATS will most likely be available for purchase on Sunday at the Conway Scenic ticket window. Chase packages will be available ($25 cash) at the baggage cart on the north end of the station platform.
There’s just something about crisp winter air that makes a steam engine look great! Join Mass Bay RRE on our fourth annual steam-powered photographers’ special excursion on the Conway Scenic Railroad. This unique event features multiple photo stops and photo runbys, starring Conway Scenic’s 0-6-0 7470 (built by the Grand Trunk Railroad in 1921) in the lead. We’ll have the engine “pointed southward” throughout the trip for great photos in the mid-day light.
Our train will consist of the dome car “Dorthea Mae”, first-class cars “Carroll P. Reed” and “Gertrude Emma” and up to three Conway Scenic coaches, depending on demand. A limited number of seats are available in the dome section of the “Dorthea Mae” and in the parlor-observation car “Gertrude Emma”, which will be at the rear of our train on the return trip (extra fare & advance reservations required for seating in these cars - see fare listing below). Mass Bay RRE members will receive discounted fares and preferred seating in the first-class cars. Click here for complete details or our member benefits.
‘Boxcar’ lunches are available for advance purchase, or you may bring your own food. Also, the Conway Scenic snack counter will offer light snack and hot & cold beverage service during our trip.
We will operate connecting van or motor coach service from Boston, leaving South Station at 7:00 AM, the Anderson RTC in Woburn at 7:15 AM, and the park-and-ride lot at Exit 3 in Portsmouth, NH, at 7:50 AM. The bus will offer a guaranteed connection with our train at North Conway. The coach will leave North Conway shortly after our train’s arrival and will return to Boston around 6:30 PM.
Fans who choose to chase our special train rather than ride it will want to purchase our special “Railfan’s Chase Package”. This package will include a trip brochure, detailed route maps and operating schedule, and a special “Official Chase Vehicle” commemorative placard.
This trip operates ONE DAY ONLY, rain or shine. Sorry, we cannot honor passes or issue vendor permits. All sales are final and tickets are not refundable. Alcoholic beverages and smoking will not be permitted aboard this train. Tickets will be mailed to you about two weeks prior to the trip; we will send driving directions to the departure point in North Conway with your tickets. Please notify us if special accommodations (handicap seating, etc.) are required.
Sunday, January 2, 2011 'Steam in the Snow' Photographers' Special:
*One discounted seat per member, except as noted in our Member Benefits policy.
The box lunch will consist of a sandwich, chips, snack dessert (granola bar, cookie, etc.), Chef's choice of a side salad, and a beverage. Sandwich choices are as follows:
- Ham & Swiss with Dijon mustrad, lettuce & tomato on Country White Bread.
ACCOMMODATIONS IN & AROUND NORTH CONWAY:
North Conway is a major winter vacation destination, and there are numerous hotels, inns and B&B's within a reasonable distance of the North Conway depot. For a partial listing of accommodations in the area, we suggest that you visit the Conway Scenic's web site. In additions to those places listed, there are several major chain hotels (Holiday Inn Express, Comfort Inn, etc) in the area.
Please use the order form to order your tour ticket and box lunch. Be sure to enclose a self-addressed, stamped business-size envelope for return of your tickets. Full particulars of the tour will be sent with your tickets about two weeks before the trip. For further information please call our information line at 978-470-2066, or send e-mail to: email@example.com.
Orders are accepted by mail or telephone only. Mastercard & Visa accepted for all orders. For telephone orders please call 978-470-2066. No calls after 8:00 PM Eastern Time, please.
To download a printable copy of the trip flyer and order form, Click Here.
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