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7470 photo shoot

We're back! All Aboard for Mass Bay RRE’s exclusive

'STEAM in the SNOW 2022'
Photo Special Excursion Train
on the Conway Scenic Railroad

(Boston) - North Conway, NH - Notchland & Return Behind 0-6-0 Steam Engine 7470

Sunday, January 2, 2022 ONLY!!

Mass Bay RRE’s popular STEAM IN THE SNOW steam-powered photographers' special train excursion on the Conway Scenic Railroad returns in January with enhanced COVID-19 safety protocols in place to provide passengers with a safe and enjoyable experience. Our unique event features multiple photo stops and photo runbys starring Conway Scenic's 0-6-0 steam engine 7470.

Steam train in Snow Our excursion departs from the Conway Scenic’s landmark North Conway station promptly at 10:30 AM, heading north and west through Bartlett to Notchland. There we’ll reverse direction, with the 7470 leading us back to North Conway. Along the way we’ll make a number of stops, some accessible only by train, so passengers can take photographs and video of the train. Our return to North Conway is scheduled for 4:30 PM. We’ll have the engine “pointed southward” throughout the trip for great photos in the mid-day light.

The Conway Scenic has reconfigured its passenger cars in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Most of the cars on our train now feature Lexan dividers between groups of seats for a clear view forward and back. Some cars feature individual compartments seating up to four passengers (a few compartments seat one to two people). Some compartments feature inside doors with clear windows. Compartments with tables have medical-grade clear vinyl curtains. For the safety of all on board, all passengers will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or a negative COVID test result, before boarding the train.



Rhonda Lee upper domeRhonda Lee lower levelSEATING ACCOMMODATIONS

This year, our train will feature two dome cars. The Conway Scenic’s newest dome car, the Rhonda Lee, has table seating in the dome (right photo) and lower level (left photo) , with table seating for parties of up to 4 passengers.

 

 

 

Dorthea Mae Dome SeatsDorthea Mae lower level seats
The dome car Dorthea Mae features comfortable seats on the dome level, grouped in compartments seating four (left photo)
. At one end of the main level, the deluxe Screening Room (right) offers comfortable swivel chairs and a flat-screen monitor showing a video feed of the train's progress. Also on the main level are 24 spacious reclining seats grouped in facing pairs (not shown). The First-Class fare in both dome cars includes a complementary snack and beverage package for each passenger.

 

 

C P Reed seatingMount Webster table seatsThe table cars Mount Webster (left) and Hattie Evans (not shown) have a large table and cushioned bench seats. Most compartments will seat 2 to 4 passengers; there are also a few compartments seating 1 or 2 passengers. Compartments are enclosed with vinyl curtains and Lexan dividers.

The deluxe coach CP Reed features facing pairs of reclining seats in compartments (right) that seat parties of up to 4.

 

 

Coach CompartmentThe sixth car in our train will be one of Conway Scenic's 6700-series coaches, with unreserved seats with walkover seatbacks so riders can always face forward (right).

All cars are heated and rest rooms are available on board. All seats will be assigned in advance, except in the 6700-series coach. Passengers wishing to sit together must order tickets together at the same time as part of the same order! Mass Bay RRE members will receive discounted fares and preferred seating (subject to availability).

Box lunches are available for advance purchase, or you may bring your own food. Also, the Conway Scenic Railroad will offer snack and hot & cold beverage service during our trip at the snack counter located in the Hattie Evans.

 

Train capacity is limited! Previous Steam in the Snow trips have completely sold out, so we urge you to order tickets early. 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. These excursions operate using vintage railroad equipment that is not fully handicap-accessible. Please notify us before ordering if special accommodations (handicap seating, etc.) are required.

To provide a safe and enjoyable experience for on board, all passengers will be required to present proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 (or a negative COVID test taken within 4 days) before boarding the train.

Crystal Transport BusTHE BOSTON MOTORCOACH CONNECTION

Sit back and leave the driving to us! Our connecting motor coach offers a guaranteed connection with our train at North Conway. Our rest-room equipped motor coach will leave Boston's South Station at 7:00 AM and the Anderson RTC in Woburn at 7:20 AM. The motorcoach will depart North Conway shortly after our train arrives, with a scheduled return to the Boston area around 8:00 PM. We strongly encourage wearing a face mask while on board the bus.


 

FARES:

Sunday, January 2, 2022 'Steam in the Snow 2022' Photographers' Special:

Because of the variety of seating arrangements on this train, all tickets are sold as a combination of a BASE RAIL FARE and an ACCOMMODATION CHARGE. The BASE RAIL FARE is the fare per person to ride the train, and the ACCOMMODATION CHARGE is the additional fare for the seating selection for each person the group. The accommodation charge varies, depending on the car and type of seating ordered.

Your total fare is the RAIL FARE for each person in your party plus the ACCOMMODATION CHARGE for each person plus the cost of any ADDITIONAL OPTIONS.

Base Rail Fare (per person)  
Adult Mass Bay RRE Member Base Rail Fare*.................................................................................................................... $79
Adult Non-member Base Rail Fare........................................................................................................................................ $94
Youth Base Rail Fare (ages 18 & under) .............................................................................................................................. $54
   
Accommodation Charge (Select ONE option from the list below for EACH TICKET ORDERED)  
   
First-Class Upper Level Dome Seating (includes complimentary snack & beverage package)  
Upper Dome Table Seat in Dome Car Rhonda Lee (per person) SOLD OUT!............................................................... $70
Upper Dome Compartment Seat in Dome Car Dorthea Mae (facing pairs of seats)(per person) SOLD OUT!.......... $70
   
First-Class Lower Level Seating (includes complimentary snack & beverage package)  
Screening Room - rear of Dome Car Dorthea Mae (Individual swivel chairs)(per person SOLD OUT!...................... $60
Lower Level Reclining Seat in Dome Car Dorthea Mae (facing pairs)(per person)......................................................... $50
Lower Level Table Seat in Dome Car Rhonda Lee (per person)....................................................................................... $50
   
Deluxe Seating (in Mt. Webster, Hattie Evans or CP Reed)  
Large Table (Seats 2 - 4 passengers)(per person).............................................................................................................. $20
Small Table (Seats 1 - 2 passengers facing same direction)(per person)....................................................................... $20
Reclining Seat in CP Reed Compartment (per person)....................................................................................................... $20
Note: Compartments in the C.P. Reed seat up to 4 persons. Parties of 2-4 persons will have sole use of a single compartment. Parties of 1 person will share a compartment with another person.  
 

 

Standard Coach Seating (in 6700-series coach)  
Unreserved Coach Seat with reversible seatback................................................................................................................ $0
   
Additional Options:  
Boston Motorcoach Connection** (Motorcoach only, add to rail fares)  
Mass Bay RRE Member Motorcoach Connection Fare*...................................................................................................... $50
Non-member Motorcoach Connection Fare........................................................................................................................... $55
   
Box Lunch (indicate menu choice when ordering)... ......................................................................................................... $17

REMEMBER: Your total fare is the rail fare for each person in your party plus the accommodation charge for each person.

*One discounted seat per member, except as noted in our Member Benefits policy.
**Boston Motorcoach Connection includes round-trip motor coach transportation from South Station or Woburn to North Conway. Rail Fare & Accommodations charge not included.

BOX LUNCHES:

Box lunches are available for advance purchase only. Sandwich choices are as follows:

  • Honey Ham & Swiss Cheese with pasta salad, pickle, an apple, cookie and bottled water.
  • Roasted Turkey & Cheddar with pasta salad, pickle, an apple, cookie and bottled water.
  • Hummus Box includes hummus, celery, carrots, and bell pepper sticks, with gluten-free pretzels, an apple, cookie and bottled water.

HOW TO ORDER:

ORDER ON LINE! 'STEAM in the SNOW 2022' ON-LINE ORDER FORM Pay with PayPal or with your Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover card using our secure on-line system.

BY TELEPHONE: Telephone orders are accepted at 978-470-2066, Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards.

Because there is a limited number of the various seating accommodations, we strongly urge passengers to order on-line or by telephone. We cannot guarantee the availability of requested seating types for mailed orders.

MAIL ORDER: Download a printable copy of the Trip Flyer and Order Form and mail it with your payment to: Mass Bay RRE, P.O. Box 4245, Andover, MA 01810-0814. Make checks payable to "Mass Bay RRE." If paying by credit/debit card, be sure to include complete card number, card billing address, expiration date and CVC Code (3 digits on back of card, 4 digits on front of American Express cards). Please note that for mail orders, checks will be deposited shortly before your tickets are mailed to you in late December.

Full particulars of the tour and directions to the boarding location will be mailed with your tickets about seven days before the trip. For further information please call our information line at 978-470-2066, or send e-mail to: trips@massbayrre.org.

Mass Bay RRE is a non-profit [501(c)(3)] Massachusetts educational corporation.

Page updated November 11, 2021