As there was no one
around when we arrived, we used the time to take pictures.
Looking south toward Silver Lake.
Looking north from station.
The railroad operates
on the historic Conway Branch (abandoned in October
1972), traveling northward past a chain of ponds in
Madison, New Hampshire. Rides are approximately 40
minutes, aboard two 24-foot-long (7.3 m) open-air
passenger cars powered by a Fairmont A6 railcar. The
line passes a series of lily ponds and beaver ponds
which have beaver huts and dams in them. Scenery
includes the Mt. Washington Valley and views of the
White Mountains. Wildlife that can be seen along the
line include but are not limited to moose, bears, deer,
After a few more
minutes we hear the sound of a engine approaching on the
tracks. Then speeder 1555 arrived. The passengers got
out and the driver came over to talk to us. We chatted
and then he said that they were not offering rides to
the public but he said he would take us out for a ways
in the side car 1555. We said yes and started on our
rare and special journey through the woods of Mt.
Washington Valley. Riding 1555 was a great way to see
the lily ponds and the trees.
The driver told us about the amount of work need to
maintain the right of way.
Returning to the
station, Chris and I were told to go inside and explore
if we wanted.
Back side of station.
We then walked over to the diner.
Open during the season.
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And so our stay here
comes to an end. Retracing our steps, we take Rt.113 to
our old friend US 302 and on to Maine. Sailing on US 302
in Maine, we breeze through the towns of Bridgton,
Naples, Raymond and smaller. At North Windham we turn
left on Rt 115 heading to Gray, ME. In Gray we passed
the future home of the Maine Narrow Gage RR. Currently
located in Portland, ME they are being evicted from that
location because the city wants to develop the bay front
Although Yarmouth was
first settled in 1636, permanent habitation was not
possible until 1713 due to repeated attacks by Native
Americans. Early residents took advantage of the power
provided by four waterfalls on the Royal River, and the
economy prospered due to fishing, lumbering,
shipbuilding and farming.
Yarmouth is known as
a scenic coastal community. Picnicking, strolls on paved
pathways and views of picturesque waterfalls are
possible at Royal River Park.
At Yarmouth we take
US 1 north to Freeport. For the next two nights we
will be resting our heads here at the Best Western in
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