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Events, Activities & Services Loon Mountain Guest Train Engineer Program

Guest Engineer Program on the Steam-Powered J.E. Henry Railway at Loon Mountain

If you’ve ever dreamed of conducting a steam locomotive, then Loon’s Guest Engineer Program was made for you.

The Guest Engineer Program gives train enthusiasts a chance to learn all about Loon’s German-built 0-4-0T engine, which runs along the resort’s J.E. Henry Railroad. The railroad, which shuttles skiers and snowboarders 600-feet between its two main base lodges every winter, harkens back to the narrow-gauge logging trains that ran through New Hampshire’s White Mountains more than a century ago. Originally built to burn coal, the engine was retrofitted to burn wood when it came to Loon back in the late 1960s.

The program is open to a maximum of 5 participants. Each session will run approximately 6 hours, from 9:00a - 3:00p, and include:

  • A primer on the basics of steam operation
  • Safety procedures
  • A brief history of Loon's locomotive
  • Close-up look at the engine
  • Start-up procedures and close down/put-away run

You will need to bring/wear the following items:

  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Long pants
  • Work gloves
  • Closed-toe shoes

Each participant will also have an opportunity to operate the engine for a minimum of a half-hour (actual time will be dependent on number of participants).

Pricing & Reservation Information:

Cost per session is $115 per person, and lunch is included. Participants must be at least 18 years old and dress appropriately 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. Scheduled sessions may be cancelled if minimum participation is not reached.

2014 Guest Engineer Program Dates:

June 26; June 27
Sept. 4; Sept. 5; Sept. 11; Sept. 12; Sept. 25; Sept. 26
Oct. 2; Oct. 3; Oct. 4; Oct. 9; Oct. 10 
Space is limited, so don't delay!
Reserve Online, or call toll-free 800-229-5666.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel one full week prior to the date of your reservation, you will be refunded in full. If you cancel within the week of your reservation, your credit card will be charged in full.

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