White Mountain Central Railroad
Clark’s Trading Post
110 Daniel Webster Highway (US Route 3)
Lincoln, NH 03251
May 24-June 15, open weekends
June 20-Sept 1, Sept 6-7 & Sept 13-Oct 13, open daily
Take a steam-powered journey through history, but beware of The Wolfman!
All aboard the White Mountain Central Railroad for a 25-minute 2-1/2 mile train ride with our wood-burning, steam-powered, Climax locomotive. Travel through our 1904 covered bridge across the scenic Pemigewasset River and into Wolfman's territory....
We operate our Climax steam locomotive several times daily during the bulk of our season. However, on May 31, June 1, 7, 8, 14 & 15 and some weekends in September we will operate the 1943 GE diesel locomotive. During the Mid-Week Foliage Special we also operate the diesel locomotive. Motive of power is subject to change without notice.
A longtime resident of these woods, the rabble rousin' Wolfman will amuse you with his antics, all in an attempt to keep curious visitors away from his secret mining operation of the precious mineral: unobtainium. Note to parents: Use discretion with your pre-school tots.
A History of the White Mountain Central Railroad
In the early 50's, fascinated by steam-power, the Clark brothers began to rescue steam locomotives from the cutting torch creating "green pastures for iron horses" at the Trading Post. Conceived with hard work and an impressive collection of locomotives - including models by Climax, Heisler, Shay and Porter - the White Mountain Central Railroad was born.
In 1963, with his two teenage sons and a dedicated crew in tow, Edward M. Clark dismantled a 1904 Howe-Truss railroad covered bridge in East Montpelier, Vermont. The team then transported the structure and reassembled it to span the mighty Pemigewasset River adjacent to the Trading Post grounds. A monumental accomplishment, our bridge is the world's only standing example.
Today, after 50 years of "moving people by steam," the White Mountain Central Railroad primarily relies on the Climax locomotive, one of only three left in operation worldwide.
Learn more about locomotive lore and railroad heritage in our Florence Murray Museum, or visit the White Mountain Central Railroad website at WhiteMountainCentralRR.com for more details about our railroad equipment.
Want more trains? Clark's Trading Post and the White Mt. Central RR host an annual event called Railroad Days in mid September.