Latest Information

The Tracks to Lakeport Convention Committee strives to provide accurate and up to date information, however, there are times when things change or slip through the cracks.  Please check this page for updates that point out changes and corrections.

Convention Handbook Updated 10-14

NEWLY ADDED!!! Self-Guided Tours of Lakes Region Historical Railroad Buildings and Sights

Layout Tour Map Book Updated Oct 14 (Bruce Reynolds)

Layout Tour Schedule Updated Oct 10

Al Oneto’s clinic has been moved to 8:30AM, Saturday Morning

Banquet Menu and Program Posted (See information added about the additional dining room)!


Buddy Winiarz is unable to give his presentation, however, James VanBokkelen has volunteered to give a substitute presentation:

Boston and Maine Images and Stories by James Van Bokkelen

Layout Tour Schedule Published

Modular Operations Clinic Schedule Published


Friday and Saturday Rail Trips

We still have room on the on ALL the rail trips!  PLEASE sign-up ASAP so we can get as many of these trips to run as possible.  We are extending the sign-up deadline on the CSRR Budd Car trip for a couple more weeks. 

Tell your friends!!!

Saturday Fall Foliage Trip

The registration price INCLUDES LUNCH provided by The Common Man Restaurant!

Sunday’s Speeder Trip

The information published in the July issue of the NER Coupler had some mis-information included regarding the Rail Motor Car (Speeder) trip offered on Sunday, October 20.

This run is a joint undertaking by the Sandown Historical Society as a fund raiser to continue the restoration work on their motor car and to fund the on-going work at the Sandown Depot with the Cotton Valley Rail Trail Club. Members of CVRTC will be using many different cars from an array of railroads, styles and sizes. Some cars are open cars and others have different styles of enclosures. A typical motor car seats three passengers in addition to the operator.

There will be approximately twenty seats available for this run that will take three hours to cover the eight miles of track from Fernald to Wakefield, stop for lunch at the Miss Wakefield Dinner (lunch on you) and return to Fernald. The suggested donation for this trip is $20 per person. A waiver form will be required to be signed prior to departure. This trip will run rain or shine.

The eight miles of track traverses wooded areas and wet lands that will offer good views of the October foliage without any infringement from “civilization” getting in the way.

Come along with us on this relaxing trip, listen to the two stroke engines going “put-put” and feel each rail joint jolt the car at 39 foot intervals. This is truly grass roots railroading at 12” to the foot.

Bruce Robinson

Sandown Historical Society

6 Depot Road

Sandown, NH 03873