Veterans Ride FREE on both Railroads Memorial Day Weekend – May 25, 26 & 27, 2019
Lincoln, NH – The Hobo Railroad in Lincoln, NH and the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad in Meredith and Weirs Beach, NH begin weekend operations this Saturday, May 25, 2019 – Memorial Day Weekend.
On this special 3-day holiday weekend, the Railroad is pleased to once again offer complimentary tickets to all Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine Veterans. “This opportunity is extended to all U.S. Military, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine Veterans who have retired, are still on active duty or have previously served. It’s our way of saying thank you to Veterans everywhere for their service to this country” stated Benjamin Clark, Vice President of the Hobo & Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad. Regularly priced tickets will be also available in Lincoln, Meredith and Weirs Beach for family members of Veterans as well as the general public.
The Hobo Railroad’s one-hour and twenty-minute round trip excursions travel along rail that dates back to the late 1800’s through naturally wooded areas along the banks of the Pemigewasset River from Lincoln through North Woodstock and south to Woodstock, NH and back covering approximately 15 miles round-trip from start to finish.
The Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad offers one and two hour excursions along the western shore of Lake Winnipesaukee and Paugus Bay from Meredith and Weirs Beach to Lakeport, NH and back along rail that was once part of the famous Boston, Concord & Montreal Railroad that operated in the late 1800’s.
Daily operations for the Hobo & Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad begin Friday, June 21, 2019. The Railroad offers a variety of special events from May through late October along with the popular Santa Express Trains which take place on weekends at the Hobo Railroad in Lincoln from just after Thanksgiving to just before Christmas each year.
“People of all ages love to look at trains and we have a number of family-oriented special events planned throughout the season where they can see and experience rail travel up close and personal,” stated Benjamin Clark, Vice President of the Hobo & Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad, “Come check us out, we have a train ride for everyone!”
The Hobo Railroad in Lincoln, NH is located just off I-93 at Exit 32, left on Route 112 directly across from McDonalds. The Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad station is located just off Route 3 at 154 Main Street in Meredith, NH, while the Weirs Beach ticket booth is conveniently located on the Boardwalk at 211 Lakeside Avenue across from the arcades, just off Route 3. All trains at the Hobo & Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad operate rain or shine and all excursions are round-trip.
For more information regarding 2019 train schedules and special events for the Hobo & Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad, visit www.HoboRR.com or call 603-745-2135.
Passengers aboard the Hobo Railroad enjoy an old-fashioned train ride along the Pemigewasset River between Lincoln and Woodstock, NH and back on rail that dates back to the late 1800’s when the railroad was used for logging as well as tourism. (Photo – Tim Hairston)