THE HOBO & WINNIPESAUKEE SCENIC RAILROAD PREPARES TO OPEN FOR THE 2021 SEASON
As train operations prepare to resume, safety considerations are extremely important
Lincoln, NH – The Hobo and Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad is advising the public that the 50+ miles of rail between Lochmere, NH and Lincoln, NH should now be considered active for the 2021 season. Various train operations will be taking place from now through December, including maintenance, excursion trains, special tourist trains and equipment moves.
The Railroad would like to take this opportunity remind everyone 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 always stop when they hear whistle signals at grade crossings and should never try to beat a train at a crossing or park on or near a railroad crossing.
To further promote the message of railroad safety, the Hobo and Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad continues to work 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 keenly aware of the potential danger around moving rail equipment, even when rail cars and locomotives are moving at slow speeds,” stated Benjamin Clark, President of the Railroad, “Safety is always our first priority.”
Both the Hobo Railroad in Lincoln, NH and the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad in Meredith and Weirs Beach, NH offer a variety of scenic excursions and special events for the general public as well as school groups and bus tours – typically from mid-May though late October. Scenic train rides for the public begin Memorial Day weekend, May 29-31, 2021. Advance reservations are required. Departure times and tickets for all trains are available by visiting www.HoboRR.com.
The Hobo Railroad is located in Lincoln, NH, just off I-93 at Exit 32, left on Route 112, directly across from McDonalds. The Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad is located at 154 Main Street in Meredith, NH with a satellite ticket booth located on the Boardwalk at 211 Lakeside Avenue in Weirs Beach, NH. For up to date information regarding departure times and tickets, visit www.HoboRR.com, or follow the Hobo & Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad on Facebook.
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, Fall Foliage Excursions, Turkey Dinner Trains and the Santa Express Trains. For additional information, visit www.HoboRR.com or call (603) 745-2135.
SUPPORTING PHOTOS & CAPTIONS:
Caption #1: The Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad offers old-fashioned train rides along the western shore of Lake Winnipesaukee and Paugus Bay from late May though October. Two-hour train rides area available from the railroad’s Meredith Station located at 154 Main Street in Meredith, NH. Those wishing to enjoy one-hour train rides will need to depart from the railroad’s Weirs Beach Station located on the Boardwalk at 211 Lakeside Avenue in Weirs Beach, NH. For more info, visit www.HoboRR.com . (Hobo & Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad photo)
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Caption #2: Offering one hour and twenty minute old fashioned train rides along the Pemigewasset River between Lincoln and Woodstock, NH, the Hobo Railroad is open from late May through October and again from just after Thanksgiving until just before Christmas. For information including 2021 departure schedules and tickets, visit www.HoboRR.com. (Hobo Railroad photo)
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