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Upcoming TRAIN Excursions
Saturday, June 8, 2013 ONLY!
‘RDC Rambler' on the Conway Scenic Railroad
North Conway, NH to Conway, Redstone, Notchland & Return with RDC-1 #23 "Millie"
Members of the Mass Bay Railroad Enthusiasts and the Boston & Maine Railroad Historical Society and their guests are invited aboard for a leisurely “Budd Car” ride over three portions of the Conway Scenic's tracks, with multiple photo opportunities along the way.
We'll depart from the landmark CSRR North Conway station at 10:30 AM, heading south to Conway, traveling past the Conway station to the end of the operable track as conditions allow. Then we will travel north, through North Conway to Mountain Junction, where we'll reverse direction and head east on the former Maine Central Mountain Division track, passing scenic Pudding Pond on our way to Redstone. After a photo stop at the end of the operable track at Redstone, we’ll return to Mountain Junction, where a meet with CSRR train #20 will provide another photo opportunity. We'll then go on through Bartlett to Notchland before heading back to North Conway, making additional photo stops before our scheduled arrival at approximately 3:30 PM.
This special event is operated exclusively for members of Mass Bay RRE and the B&MRRHS and their guests. Train capacity is limited to just 80 seats!
Saturday, June 22, 2013 ONLY!
‘The Rutland Rocket'
Special Train Excursion from Bellows Falls to Rutland, VT & Return
Mass Bay RRE returns to Vermont this June with our ‘RUTLAND ROCKET’ train excursion over the Vermont Railway’s main line from Bellows Falls to the railroad’s hub at Rutland. This exclusive specially-chartered train continues our 79-year tradition of offering distinctive rail excursions to the public.
Our train will depart from the Amtrak Station in Bellows Falls at 9:30 AM. We’ll head northwest over the VRS’s Green Mountain Railroad through Chester. We'll continue on to Rutland, climbing the 2% grade through Ludlow to Summit. From there we descend another 2% grade, crossing the photogenic Cuttingsville Trestle. After an approximately two-hour layover in Rutland our train will depart for the return trip to Bellows Falls, with an estimated arrival around 6:30 PM.
Our connecting motor coach package from Boston, leaving South Station at 6:00 AM and the Anderson RTC in Woburn at 6:15 AM, offers a guaranteed connection with our train at Bellows Falls.
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Saturday & Sunday, October 12 & 13, 2013:
Providence & Worcester Railroad Fall Excursions
Special Train Excursions departing from Worcester, MA
Saturday: Oct. 12: Worcester to Providence & MORE (itinerary TBD)
Sunday, Oct. 13: 'Willimantic Special' Worcester, MA to Willimantic, CT
DETAILS OF THESE EXCURSIONS WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN MID-JULY.
Saturday, January 4, 2014:
‘Steam in the Snow'
on the Conway Scenic Railroad
North Conway, NH to Notchland
There's just something about crisp winter air that makes a steam locomotive look great! Save the date for Mass Bay RRE's seventh annual steam-powered photographers' special excursion on the Conway Scenic Railroad. This could be your last chance for a while, as 7470 comes due for her 15-year boiler inspection in July of 2014.
This 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). As usual, we'll have the engine “pointed southward” throughout the trip for great photos in the mid-day light. TICKETS ON SALE OCTOBER 2013.
GRANITE RAILWAY Quarry-to-Wharf Tours
For over 25 years Mass Bay RRE has offered a unique opportunity to explore the remnants of the Granite Railway – the first chartered U.S. commercial railroad (1826), in West Quincy and East Milton, MA. The 3½-hour van tours have visited the preserved Bunker Hill Ledge terminal; the 1830 double-track incline; parts of the abandoned right-of-way; several quarries with spectacular views; the stone Neponset River wharf; some buildings associated with railroads and quarrying; and more!
Regularly-scheduled tours will be on hiatus for 2013, but organized groups may arrange private tours by contacting tour leader Vic Campbell at 617-822-4046
OTHER MASS BAY RRE EVENTS
Historical Information From Mass Bay RRE Excursions
Mass Bay RRE publishes a "Historical Brochure and Route Description" booklet for each of our rail excursions. Each booklet contains extensive information on the history and points of interest of the routes traveled. To obtain a list of brochures from past trips that are available for purchase, Click Here . The list is in reverse chronological order and lists the trip title or train name, the terminal points for the trip, and the purchase price for each brochure. Details on how to order brochures are also contained on the list.
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