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“did the dome car”

Conway Scenic Railroad
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Owner description: Enjoy an old-fashioned railroading experience with all trains departing from an 1874 station in North Conway Village. Whether you choose one of the Valley Trains to Conway or Bartlett, or take the Notch Train through spectacular Crawford Notch, this is a journey back in time the whole family will enjoy. Valley Train Season: mid-April through December. Notch Train Season: late June through mid-October. Coach, First Class, and Dining Car options are available on all routes. Chilren under 4 ride free in Coach on the Valley Trains. Well-behaved dogs are always welcome.
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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207 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“did the dome car”
Reviewed December 8, 2006

We took the dome car on the Notch train on Oct 10. The scenery was excellent and the ride relaxing. The seats were comfortable for the 5 hour plus trip. The higher point of view provided better visibility in several directions. On the negative side the windows could have been cleaner and there was too much narration with silly stories. It's nice having the landmarks pointed out but leave it at that. The town of North Conway is a disgrace but that's not the railway's fault.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Rip off”
Reviewed November 8, 2006

This train ride would be ok if it was no more than $10. We bought first class seats on the longer train ride. They should be ashamed to charge so much for such crappy scenery. We stopped in front of a yard sale to turn around so that was awkward. The view is basically of trees, peoples backyards, and 5 seond glimpses of water and rocks. And the train was so rocky it gave me a headache and I felt a little sick. Complete waste of money.

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Warrington, England
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“Nice Trains but ...”
Reviewed November 8, 2006

... just not scenic enough. We took the top seats in the house (literally) in the observation dome car and this was a treat as we'd never been on one before. The views just weren't very scenic. Lots of tight knit woods, houese' back doors, stop off at a gift/apple/pumpkin store but not the sort of panoramas you might assume you were going to get. Still worthwhile though and the half-hour spent scuttling among the stock about in the rail yard behind the trains was interesting, worthwhile, free and could have been a lot longer! Recommended but treat it as a train experience rather than a chance to glimpse the fall colours.

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Ireland
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“enjoyed this trip”
Reviewed October 21, 2006

Went on this train ride last week and liked it very much. It was so good to be able to sit back and admire the view. The colors of Fall absolutely beautiful and a relaxing way to go. We went ordinary class and the carraige we sat in was open ( no glass in the windows) which made for great photos. We could have gone into another carraige which had glass windows if we'd wished but we liked where we were. You can buy coffee and a snack too if you want. We were on the 2 hour trip and I would say it was just about right. Any less time would be too short. This is a nice experience and it didn't cost the earth. The staff were very friendly and went out of their way to talk with passengers adding greatly to the enjoyment.

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Dallas, Texas
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“Don't Eat The Food”
Reviewed October 18, 2006

I'm old and have riden trains in the United States, China, Australia, you name it. So why would an old fellow like me want to ride the train at Conway, New Hampshire. Just being a kid again.

OK--let's take just the train ride. We only went as far as Bartlett---about 10 miles. Not a lot of scenery along that part of the tracks. Basically just woods although the train did cross some streams that looked interesting. We rode in the dining car. The food was not very good. A roast beef sandwich which I apparently paid a fortune for. Drinks are not inclced so a cup of coffee or canned soda will cost you an additional $1.50 each. The train ticket with sandwich was around $35. Next time we will go for the ride and no food. Just wasn't worth the price.

On the way back the train stoped at a cider house for about 15 minutes. I am opposed to these type mandatory stops that force passengers, whether on a train or bus, to have to wait while others are 'forced into" a shopping stop of this type.

We thought the train ride was OK --just pass on the food and expect a stop along the way to try to get you to "shop".

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