Loon Mountain Offers Steam Locomotive Workshop

By AlpineZone News |
May 21 2013 - 11:36 AM

Lincoln, NH (May 14) – Loon Mountain Resort is excited to announce its summer Guest Engineer Program, a workshop that teaches train lovers how to operate a working steam engine.

Loon Mountain’s J.E. Henry Railroad, with its German-built 0-4-0T engine, harkens back to the narrow gauge logging trains that ran through New Hampshire’s White Mountains more than a century ago. The engine, which Loon Mountain acquired in the 1970s, runs daily during the winter between two of the resort’s base areas. During a typical season, the train will shuttle skiers and snowboarders a total of 300 miles along its 600-foot length of track.

This summer, the Guest Engineer Program will be offered one day each month from July through October: July 12, August 2, September 6 and October 4. Each session will run for six hours and include a primer on the basics of steam operation, safety, a brief history of Loon’s locomotive, a close-up look at the engine, start-up/close down procedures, and the opportunity for each participant to operate the engine.

Space is limited and the program cost is $100 per person, including lunch. Participants must be at least 18 years old and dress in long pants, long-sleeved shirt, boots, and work gloves. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Loon Mountain at (603) 745-8111 or 800-229-LOON (5666).

For more information about the Loon Mountain Guest Engineer Program, visit http://www.loonmtn.com/info/summer/engineer.aspx. While you’re online, be sure to check out our other summer offerings, including the Aerial Forest Adventure Park, scenic gondola rides, zip lines, and more.


About Loon Mountain – Loon Mountain is New England’s most-accessible mountain resort destination, offering plenty of exciting year-round activities, including scenic gondola rides, summit glacial caves, Aerial Forest Adventure Park, Ziplines, Segway tours, rock wall climbing, and more. Located in New Hampshire’s White Mountains just two hours north of Boston and three miles from Exit 32 off Interstate 93, Loon was rated the most accessible mountain resort in the East by readers of SKI Magazine in October 2012, as well as a Top 10 Eastern resort.

Loon Mountain is operated by Boyne Resorts, the largest family-owned four-season resort company in North America, and is located in the White Mountain National Forest, operating in partnership with the USDA-Forest Service. For more information about Loon Mountain, visit loonmtn.com, like Loon on Facebook at facebook.com/loonmtn