Group Sales

Hobo & Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad

Now Accepting Group Reservations For 2021!

Lincoln, NH | Meredith, NH | Weirs Beach, NH

We’ve been pleased to welcome groups, tour operators and private charters to our Railroad since 1987. We currently offer seasonal excursions for groups of all sizes from mid-May through late October at the Hobo Railroad in Lincoln, NH and at the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad with locations in Meredith & Weirs Beach, NH.

Hobo Railroad - Lincoln, NH

The Hobo Railroad is based at the southern entrance to New Hampshire’s popular White Mountain region. We offer 80-minute round-trip train rides along the Pemigewasset River from Lincoln to Woodstock, NH starting in mid-May and operating through late October. Your guests will travel in restored vintage coaches while watching kayakers and fishermen enjoying the river during the summer months and the colors of Autumn throughout the Fall Foliage season which runs from mid-September through late October.

Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad

Meredith, NH & Weirs Beach, NH

The Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad offers 1- and 2-hour round-trip train rides along the western shore of New Hampshire’s largest lake from mid-May through late October. Your guests will travel in restored vintage coaches along a railroad that dates back to the late 1800’s. With panoramic views of the lake on one side and vacation homes lining the rail on the other side, there will be plenty of photo opportunities for everyone on the train.

OFFERINGS: Available for Group Tours, Tour Operators & Private Charters - Now Accepting Group Reservations For 2021!

  • Turkey Dinner Trains – catered by Hart’s Turkey Farm 
  • Fall Foliage Trains
  • Lunch Trains
  • Ride-Only Trains
  • Caboose Rentals (16 Guests Max.)
  • Meredith Only
  • Meredith & Lincoln
  • Meredith & Lincoln
  • Meredith & Lincoln
  • Meredith Only

GENERAL CONFIRMATION POLICY & EXCURSION DETAILS:

GENERAL CONFIRMATION POLICY:

The Tour Operator, Escort or Group Leader will need to confirm passenger counts with us seven (7) days prior to arrival. Passenger counts must include the Escort and the Coach Driver if they will be riding on the train. This count will be used for the final group invoice. If a group arrives with fewer passengers, the invoice will reflect the previously confirmed group count. If a group has last minute additions, please contact us as soon as possible so we can adjust as needed.

“RIDE-ONLY TRAIN” EXCURSIONS:

Hobo Railroad – 64 Railroad Street, Lincoln, NH 03251

  • Join us for our 80-minute, old fashioned train ride through a natural woodsy setting along the Pemigewasset River which departs from Hobo Junction Station.
  • Group Rate Tickets: Adult: $17.00 | Child (4-12): $13.00
  • Departure Times: 11:00am | 1:00pm | 3:00pm

 

Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad – Meredith Station – 154 Main Street, Meredith, NH 03253

  • Join us for our 2-hour, old fashioned train ride along the western shore of Lake Winnipesaukee which departs from Meredith Station.
  • Group Rate Tickets: Adult: $18.00 | Child (4-12): $14.00 
  • Departure Times (Spring, Summer & Fall Weekends): 10:30am | 12:30pm | 2:30pm
  • Departure Times (Fall Mid-Week): 10:30am | 1:00pm | 4:30pm
  • To arrange for departures from Weirs Beach Station, please call (603) 745-2135 ext. 11
 

“HOBO PICNIC LUNCH TRAIN” EXCURSIONS:

Hobo Railroad Railroad – 64 Railroad Street, Lincoln, NH 03251

  • Join us for our old fashioned 80-minute train ride through a natural woodsy setting along the Pemigewasset River while enjoying our Hobo Picnic Lunch aboard the train which departs from Hobo Junction Station.
  • Menu: Your choice of Ham, Roast Beef, Turkey or Vegetarian sandwiches (condiments on the side), bag of potato chips, a cookie and a cold beverage. Also included, a Hobo souvenir pack!
  • Group Rate Tickets (includes meal): Adult: $30.00 | Child (4-12): $27.00
  • Departure Times: 11:00am | 1:00pm | 3:00pm

 

Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad – 154 Main Street, Meredith, NH 03253

  • Join us for our 2-hour, old fashioned train ride along the western shore of Lake Winnipesaukee and enjoy our Hobo Picnic Lunch aboard the train which departs from Meredith Station.
  • Menu: Your choice of Ham, Roast Beef, Turkey or Vegetarian sandwiches (condiments on the side), bag of potato chips, a cookie and a cold beverage. Also included, a Hobo souvenir pack!
  • Group Rate Tickets (includes lunch): Adult: $30.00 | Child (4-12): $27.00
  • Departure Times (Spring, Summer & Fall Weekends): 10:30am | 12:30pm | 2:30pm | 4:30pm
  • Departure Times (Fall Mid-Week): 10:30am | 1:00pm | 4:30pm

 

“TURKEY DINNER TRAIN” EXCURSIONS – catered by Hart’s Turkey Farm

Turkey Dinner Train – Meredith Station – 154 Main Street, Meredith, NH 03253

  • Join us for our 2-hour Turkey Dinner Train along the western shore of Lake Winnipesaukee which departs from Meredith Station.
  • Menu: Freshly carved roast turkey, stuffing, whipped potato, gravy, butternut squash, rolls & butter, a beverage and dessert (Summer: Ice Cream Cup / Fall: Warm Apple Crisp).
  • Group Rate Tickets (includes meal): Adult / Child (4-12): $41.50
  • Departure Times (Spring, Summer & Fall Weekends): 10:30am | 12:30pm | 2:30pm | 4:30pm
  • Departure Times (Fall Mid-Week): 10:30am | 1:00pm | 4:30pm

 

“FALL FOLIAGE SPECIAL” TRAIN EXCURSIONS:

Fall Foliage Special – Meredith Station – 154 Main Street, Meredith, NH 03253

  • Join us aboard our 4-hour Fall Foliage Special! We’ll depart Meredith Station and head north over Ashland Summit then across the Ashland High Trestle. We’ll continue our ride north passing through the Bonnie Brae Deer Farm and the Glove Hollow Christmas Tree Farm in Bridgewater, NH before arriving in Plymouth, NH. Our destination is the Common Man Inn & Spa located on the north side of town. Once there, we’ll step off the train and cross the parking lot to the Common Man Inn where we’ll gather in the dining room for a tasty hot hot buffet lunch. Following lunch, you’re welcome to visit the Common Man Inn’s Gift Shop which is filled with NH-made gifts before returning to the train. Once everyone has boarded, we’ll depart the Common Man Inn and travel south through Plymouth to Ashland, NH where we’ll stop at the restored 1869 Ashland Railroad Station for a guided tour. We’ll be greeted by members of the Ashland Historical Society dressed in 1860’s attire who will be our Tour Guides. Following the guided tours, we’ll re-board the train for the final time and continue south over Ashland Summit passing Lake Waukewan before we arrive at Meredith Station.
  • Buffet Menu: Hot soup, roast turkey, mashed potato, stuffing, gravy, butternut squash, lasagna, vegetarian stir fry, rolls & butter, coffee, tea & cold beverages and an assortment of freshly baked cookies for dessert. 
  • Departure Time: 11:00am    Return Time: Approximately 3:00pm
  • Departure Dates: September 25 & 26 / October 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23 & 24
  • Group Rate Coach Tickets (includes meal, guided tour & souvenir trip booklet): Adults / Child (4-12): $65.95
 
“PRIVATE CABOOSE RENTAL” EXCURSIONS:
 
Private Caboose Rentals – Meredith Station – 154 Main Street, Meredith, NH 03253
  • Join us aboard Leo’s Party Caboose for a 2-hour private excursion for up to 16 guests. We’ll depart Meredith Station, travel south along the western shore of Lake Winnipesaukee to Weirs Beach, then continue south along Paugus Bay to Lakeport, NH. We’ll pause briefly, then return along the same route along Paugus Bay through Weirs Beach and back to Meredith Station.
  • Leo’s Party Caboose has tables and seating for up to 16 guests along with its own restroom. This Private Caboose Rental is ideal for family gatherings, birthday parties, pre-wedding lunches and small office gatherings.
  • Group Rate Tickets: $300.00 flat fee for up to 16 guests (regardless of age)
  • Departure Times (Spring & Summer Week Days & Weekends): 10:30am | 12:30pm | 2:30pm | 4:30pm
  • To reserve Leo’s Party Caboose for your private gathering, call (603) 745-2135 ext. 11

MINIMUM PASSENGER REQUIREMENT:

We offer special pricing for groups of 20 or more on days that our trains are operating for the general public. On days we are not operating our trains for the general public, a minimum of 40 paying passengers is required for us to operate a special train for your group. As an example, our Turkey Dinner Trains are always considered “special trains”.

COMP POLICY:

We offer one (1) Full Comp for every 20 paying passengers. To qualify for one (1) Full Comp, you will need to have a 21 total passengers. (Comps are not available on Fall Foliage Trains)

MOBILITY ISSUES:

If anyone in your group has special boarding requirements, be sure to let us know as soon as possible so we can work together to accommodate those needs to the best of our ability. We have a wheelchair lift at our station in Lincoln, NH and in Meredith, NH, but not at Weirs Beach. The doorways on our trains can accommodate wheelchairs up to a maximum of 24 inches wide. The Fall Foliage Special from Meredith is not recommended for Guests with mobility issues. Please call us at (603) 745-2135 at ext. 11 or 13 if you have questions. 

COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS:

Due to the nature of COVID-19 Guidelines changing periodically, we ask that you please call Group Sales at (603) 745-2135 to discuss how these Guidelines may or may not affect your excursion.

ON-SITE MOTOR COACH PARKING:

We offer complimentary on-site motor coach parking at the Hobo Railroad in Lincoln, NH and at the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad in Meredith, NH.