LINCOLN — Owners of the Hobo Railroad in Lincoln, NH and the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad in Meredith & Weirs Beach, recently announced they will be making the switch to their annual Fall schedule following Labor Day weekend.
The Hobo Railroad in Lincoln will operate on weekends only the first two weeks of September with departures scheduled for 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on September 7 & 8 and 14 & 15. Daily operations will resume for 1 hour and 20 minute Fall Foliage trips from Lincoln on Monday, September 16 with trains departing the Hobo Junction Station at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. through Sunday, October 20. Train rides will also be available at the Hobo Railroad the weekend of October 26 & 27, with departures scheduled for 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Ticket prices for the Hobo Railroad are $15 for adults and $10 for children 3-11 years of age, while ages 2 and under ride for free.
After a short break in early November, the Hobo Railroad in Lincoln will reopen the Friday after Thanksgiving, November 29, with their popular Santa Express trains. Ticket prices are $20 for First Class seating and $15 for Coach Class seating (all ages) while ages 2 and under ride for free. Operating weekends at 1 p.m. through Saturday, December 21, advance reservations for the Santa Express trains can be made by visiting www.santatrains.com.
The Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad in Meredith will begin weekend operations for the Fall season starting Saturday, September 7, and running through Sunday, September 15, with trains departing Meredith Station at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Starting September 21, and running through October 19, 2-hour Fall Foliage trains will depart weekends from Meredith at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. On Sunday, October 20, as well as the weekend of October 26 & 27, 2-hour train rides will be available from the Meredith Station at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
The Weirs Beach ticket office will also operate weekends this Fall with 1-hour train rides departing the lakeside location at 11 a.m, 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. on September 2, 7 & 8, 14 & 15. Starting September 21 and available weekends through October 19, 1-hour rides will be available from the Weirs Beach ticket office at 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. On Sunday, October 20, as well as the weekend of October 26 & 27, 2013, 1-hour train rides will be depart from Weirs Beach at 11 a.m., 12 p.m. and 1 p.m.
Ticket prices for the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad's 2-hour Fall Foliage excursions along Lake Winnipesaukee are $16 for adults and $12 for children 3-11 years of age, while ages 2 and under ride for free. Tickets for 1-hour excursions from Weirs Beach are $14 for adults, $10 for children 3-11, while ages 2 and under ride for free.
In addition to the regular 2-hour excursions on weekends throughout the Fall from Meredith and the 1-hour trips from Weirs Beach, the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad also offers a very popular Fall Foliage Special that allow guests to enjoy a 4-hour experience from Meredith, to Plymouth, with a stop at the Common Man Inn & Restaurant in Plymouth where they'll be treated to a hot buffet lunch before returning to Meredith. Available only on weekends September 28 & 29 as well as October 5, 6, 12, 13, 14 & 19, tickets for the popular Fall Foliage Special are $55 adult / $25 child (ages 3-11) for Coach Class, $89 for First Class (all ages) and $99 for Presidential Class (all ages). Advance reservations are required for the Fall Foliage Special and can be made by visiting www.HoboRR.com or calling (603) 745-2135.