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North Conway in Carroll County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

The Railroad Station

 
 
North Conway Railroad Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alexander Schwarzmueller, October 31, 2014
1. North Conway Railroad Station Marker
Inscription. In 1872 the tracks of the Portsmouth, Great Falls & Conway Railroad were completed to North Conway, and in 1874 the railroad built this magnificent building to serve as their depot and offices. Nathaniel J. Bradlee, a well-known Boston architect, designed the station to complement the growing resort community it served.
The station saw the last Boston-bound passenger train depart in 1961 and was closed shortly after that. In 1974 Conway Scenic Railroad re-opened the building after a thorough restoration. The original Men's Waiting Room is now the Brass Whistle Gift Shop, the Women's Waiting Room has been transformed into the museum, and the former Baggage Room is now the snack bar. The Ticket Office remains relatively unchanged.
This station, along with the Roundhouse, Turntable, and Freight House, are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Location. 44° 3.118′ N, 71° 7.719′ W. Marker is in North Conway, New Hampshire, in Carroll County. Marker is on Norcross Circle 0.1 miles west of White Mountain Highway (U.S. 302), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 38 Norcross Circle, North Conway NH 03860, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ball Signal (within shouting
National Register Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Alexander Schwarzmueller, October 31, 2014
2. National Register Plaque
For the station and the railroad yard.
distance of this marker); Crossing Gate (within shouting distance of this marker); Wig Wag Signal (within shouting distance of this marker); To Those Who Served in the World War (within shouting distance of this marker); Roundhouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Water Standpipe (about 300 feet away); Schouler Park (about 400 feet away); Maine Central Instruction Car No. 2001 (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Conway.
 
Also see . . .  Nathaniel Jeremiah Bradlee - Wikipedia. The station architect. (Submitted on November 13, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.) 
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
North Conway Railroad Station image. Click for full size.
By Alexander Schwarzmueller, October 25, 2014
3. North Conway Railroad Station
Handcar Barns image. Click for full size.
By Alexander Schwarzmueller, October 25, 2014
4. Handcar Barns
Crossing Shanty image. Click for full size.
By Alexander Schwarzmueller, October 31, 2014
5. Crossing Shanty
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 266 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 13, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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