Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad - Weirs Beach Station
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hyperheidi
N 43° 36.456 W 071° 27.549
19T E 301541 N 4831230
Quick Description: A scenic railroad that travels from Lakeport to Meredith NH along the lake shore of Lake Winnipesaukee.
Location: New Hampshire, United States
Date Posted: 10/19/2011 5:12:50 PM
Waymark Code: WMCWM3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 3

Long Description:
The railroad line was built in 1849 which was well before any development occured on the then remote lake. The train travels through the front yards of many of the fine resort homes. Once a part of the Boston & Maine Railroad that brought tourists to the lake for summer vacations from the late 1890’s to the 1950’s. Weirs Beach was a busy summer resort with many fine "Grand Style Hotels” lining the shore of the lake.

Text Source: (visit link)
Engine Type: Tourist line has more than one engine of various types

Gauge of Railway: Standard Gage

Approximate Adult Fare: 15.00 (listed in local currency)

Approximate Child Fare: 11.00 (listed in local currency)

Type: Spur (out and back)

Length of Route: 10 miles one way

Dates of Operation: From: 5/1/2011 To: 10/31/2011

Frequency of departures: Varies by season

Key Attractions:
The changing shoreline of Lake Winnipesaukee is the featured attraction. Meredith and Weirs Beach, stops along the way are fabulous tourist towns with historical buildings and attractions dating back to the 1930s


Does this Scenic Railroad Provide: Brunch, Lunch or Dinner Trains?: yes

Railroad Website: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:

Provide a picture of something with the train. Possible photos include the entertainment on board the train, the train itself at any location along the route, a picture of the scenery with part of the train in view, the kids borrowing the engineer’s hat. Show us you had a good time visiting the train. If the train isn't running when you visit get a photo of one of the many railway related items that can be found in locations like this.

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