LINCOLN – The Hobo Railroad and Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroads are now active for the 2019 season through late December.

For the Hobo Railroad, scenic tourist excursion trains will depart from Hobo Junction in Lincoln on weekends starting Saturday before switching to daily operations on June 21 for the summer and into the fall. The 80-minute round-trip excursions travel along the Pemigewasset River between Lincoln, North Woodstock and Woodstock and cross several roadways and bridges along the way.

The Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad, which is based in Meredith and Weirs Beach, will also open for weekend operations on Saturday. Daily operations will begin on June 21 with one- and two-hour round-trip excursions between Meredith and Lakeport — along the western shore of Lake Winnipesaukee and Paugus Bay.

The railroads offer a variety of special events and scenic excursions for the general public though late October.

The Hobo Railroad is in Lincoln, just off Exit 32 on I-93, left on Route 112, directly across from McDonalds. The Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad is at 154 Main St. in Meredith, with a satellite station on the Boardwalk at 211 Lakeside Ave., Weirs Beach.

For departure times, tickets and special events, visit or call 745-2135.