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Hobo and Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad
P.O. Box 9, 64 Railroad Street, Lincoln, NH 03251
Telephone: (603) 745-2135 – E-Mail: mktg-hoborr@usa.net – Web: www.HoboRR.com

THE HOBO & WINNIPESAUKEE SCENIC RAILROAD PREPARES TO OPEN FOR THE 2019 SEASON
As train operations resume, safety considerations are important to keep in mind

Lincoln, NH – The Hobo and Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad is advising the public that the rail line between Lincoln, NH and Tilton, NH is now active for the 2019 season.  Various train operations will take place from now through late December, including excursion trains, special tourist trains and other equipment moves.

As a result, the Railroad would like to remind the public that caution should be exercised at all times while around moving trains and to always expect a train.  Other safety considerations to keep in mind include grade crossing signals, which should always be obeyed.  Drivers should stop when they hear whistle signals at grade crossings and never try to beat a train at a crossing or park on or near a railroad crossing.

In an effort to promote the message of railroad safety, the Hobo and Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroads works closely with Operation Lifesaver, a nationally recognized non-profit organization that works diligently to improve railroad safety through engineering, education and enforcement.

“People need to be aware of the potential danger around moving rail equipment, even when rail cars and locomotives are moving at slow speeds,” stated Benjamin Clark, Vice President of the Railroad.  “Safety is always our first priority.”

For the Hobo Railroad, trains will depart from Hobo Junction in Lincoln, NH on weekends starting Saturday, May 25, 2019 before switching to daily operations on Friday, June 21, 2019 for the summer and into the fall.  The one hour and twenty minute round-trip excursions travel along the Pemigewasset River between Lincoln, North Woodstock and Woodstock, NH and cross several roadways and bridges along the way.

The Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad, which is based in Meredith & Weirs Beach, NH, will also open for weekend operations on Saturday, May 25, 2019.  Daily operations will commence on Friday, June 21, 2019 with one and two hour round-trip excursions between Meredith and Lakeport, NH – along the western shore of Lake Winnipesaukee and Paugus Bay.

“Having welcomed our 2 millionth guest aboard the Railroad since we opened in July 1987 this past year, we’re looking forward to another enjoyable season. We’re truly honored to have the opportunity to share the beauty of New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains with our guests from around the world,” concluded Clark.

Both the Hobo Railroad in Lincoln, NH, and the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad in Meredith and Weirs Beach, NH offer a variety of special events and scenic excursions for the general public as well as school groups and bus tours from mid May though late October.

The Hobo Railroad is located in Lincoln, NH, just off Exit 32 on I-93, left on Route 112, directly across from McDonalds.  The Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad is conveniently located at 154 Main Street in Meredith, NH with a satellite station located on the Boardwalk at 211 Lakeside Avenue in Weirs Beach, NH.  For more information including departure times, tickets and special events, visit www.HoboRR.com or call the main office at (603) 745-2135.

 

About the Hobo & Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroads:

The Hobo & Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroads are privately owned with operations in Lincoln, Meredith, and Weirs Beach, NH.  As one of the Northeastern United States largest and most popular tourist railroads, weekend operations begin in late-May with daily operations getting underway in late-June and running through the end of October with additional events taking place in Lincoln, NH weekends from Thanksgiving until just before Christmas.  Popular annual events include the 4th of July Family Party Train, the Nature by Rail series, Hobo Harvest Time Express, Fall Foliage Excursions, Turkey Dinner Trains and the Santa Express Trains.  The Hobo Railroad in Lincoln, NH also hosts the Journey to the North Pole (formerly known as Polar Express) trains each December in support of the Believe in Books Literacy Foundation.  For more information, visit www.HoboRR.com or call (603) 745-2135.