The Conway Scenic Railroad is a "Heritage Railroad" with Station building and Roundhouse in North Conway, NH, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The Railroad dates from 1872 and the buildings (all original) from 1874.  The property was part of the Boston & Maine Railroad system until 1972.

 The railroad offers two types of trains with three destinations.  One Valley train goes from North Conway to Conway which is a one hour 11 mile round trip.  There has been a lot of development pressure along this route which is, of course, out of the railroad's control.  There are "views" of several back yards, however there is still plenty of very nice scenery consisting of the distant mountains and local farmers' fields.  The railroad crosses the Saco, the Moat and the Swift Rivers enroute to Conway.  At Hussey's field you can generally see sheep grazing in the field.  This is an "over the river and through the woods" ride for kids of all ages who may never have even been on a train before.

The other Valley train is the trip from North Conway to the Village of Bartlett.  This trip takes one hour and forty five minutes and is a twenty two mile round trip.  This trip is for folks who want a longer ride than the Conway trip.  It too has several river crossings and provides distant views of the mountains.  Can you see the same scenery from your car?  Yes!  But at an average speed of 20 MPH let the Engineer do the driving and you and your family can sit back and enjoy the ride.  Ride First Class in an 1898 Pullman Parlor Car or ride Coach in a newer 1920s or 1950s era car.  In season a full service dining car is on the train with meals prepared right on board.

On the Notch Train, you'll travel on what was once Maine Central Railroad's famed Mountain Division line.  The railroad travels high above the highway (Rte 302) with some spectacular views of Crawford Notch.  If you want scenery, this is your train.  This is a 5 hour round trip, and the train sells out regularly during Fall foliage time.  You will get views from the train that are impossible to see from your car.

The railroad is about more than just scenery.  In this day and age, it's a direct link back to this nation's railroading history.  The railroad is operated by dedicated professionals who want to share this very special experience of an old-fashioned train ride with you.  If you come just for the scenery, you may be disapointed.  If you come for the experience of what railroading was all about in the 1940s & 50s, you will be a happy camper!  Happy trails..................