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

'STEAM in the SNOW 2020'
Photographers' Special Excursion Train
on the Conway Scenic Railroad

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

Saturday, January 4, 2020 ONLY!!

Steam train in Snow Mass Bay RRE’s popular STEAM IN THE SNOW steam-powered photographers' special train excursion on the Conway Scenic Railroad returns after a five-year hiatus. Our unique event features multiple photo stops and photo runbys starring Conway Scenic's 0-6-0 steam engine 7470 (built by the Grand Trunk Railroad in 1921), now back in service after a multi-year inspection and rehabilitation.

Steam in the Snow 2013Our excursion will depart 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, including a staged “second arrival” at the station for photos.
We’ll have the engine “pointed southward” throughout the trip for great photos in the mid-day light.

 

Gertrude Emma seatingRhonda Lee upper domeRhonda Lee lower levelThe train will feature the Conway Scenic’s newest dome car, the Rhonda Lee, with table seating in the dome and lower levels (photos at right - but we won't have dining service). Enhanced First-Class service in the Rhonda Lee and the open-platform Parlor/Observation car Gertrude Emma (left photo), which will be at the rear of our train on the return trip, includes complementary snacks and beverages and an exclusive passenger lounge.

 

C P Reed seatingMount Webster table seatsThe deluxe coach C. P. Reed and table car Mount Webster (right) will offer reserved seats and additional leg room for a modest additional fare. We will also have two standard Conway Scenic coaches with walkover seats. Mass Bay RRE members receive discounted fares and preferred seating (subject to availability). All cars are heated and rest rooms are available on board. Click here for complete details or our member benefits.

 


Observation Car Gertrude EmmaTrain capacity is limited! Previous Steam in the Snow trips have completely sold out, so we urge you to order tickets early.  Seating in the dome car Rhonda Lee and in the Deluxe reserved coach CP Reed and table car Mount Webster will be assigned by seat number. In all other cars, we will assign seats by car only and will reserve blocks of seats for groups of four or more. Passengers wishing to sit together must order tickets together at the same time.

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

 

 

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.

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.



FARES:

Saturday, January 4, 2020 'Steam in the Snow 2020' Photographers' Special:

Standard Coach Seating (Unreserved seats)
Adult Mass Bay RRE Member Standard Coach Fare................................... $69* 
Adult Non-member Standard Coach Fare.......................................................$84 
Youth Standard Coach Fare (ages 18 & under) ............................................ $44
 

Deluxe Reserved Coach Seating (Assigned reserved seats)
Adult Mass Bay RRE Member Deluxe Coach Fare....................................... $84* 
Adult Non-member Deluxe Coach Fare...........................................................$99 
Youth Deluxe Coach Fare (ages 18 & under) ............................................... $59
 

First-Class Parlor/Observation Car Seating (includes complementary snacks & beverages)
Adult Mass Bay RRE Member Parlor/Observation Car Fare....................... $119* 
Adult Non-member Parlor/Observation Fare...................................................$134 
Youth Parlor/Observation Fare (ages 18 & under) ......................................... $94

First-Class Uper Level Dome Seating (includes complementary snacks & beverages)
Mass Bay RRE Member Upper Level Dome Fare....................................... $139* 
Non-member Upper Level Dome Fare...........................................................$159 

Additional Options:
Boston Motorcoach Connection** (Motorcoach only, add to rail fares)
Mass Bay RRE Member Motorcoach Connection Fare................................. $45* 
Non-member Motorcoach Connection Fare.....................................................$50  
Box Lunch (indicate menu choice when ordering) .......................................$16

*One discounted seat per member, except as noted in our Member Benefits policy.
**Note: Boston Motorcoach Connection includes round-trip motor coach transportation from South Station or Woburn to North Conway.

BOX LUNCHES:

The box lunch will consist of a sandwich, homemade slaw, potato chips, homemade chocolate chip cookie, and a beverage. Sandwich choices are as follows:

  • Smoked Ham & Swiss Cheese with lettuce on sour dough bread
  • Turkey & Lettuce on hearty wheat berry bread
  • Hummus Wrap with lettuce, carrots, onions, roasted peppers, and sprouts in a flour tortilla wrap

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 addition to those places listed, there are several major chain hotels (Holiday Inn Express, Comfort Inn, etc) in the area.

HOW TO ORDER:

ORDER ON LINE! 'STEAM in the SNOW 2020' ON-LINE ORDER FORM Pay with PayPal or with your Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover card using our secure on-line system.

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.

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.

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 4, 2019