New England fall foliage photography of the Notch train at Conway Scenic Railroad during New Hampshire White Mountains peak autumn colors. What a scenic way to experience the New England fall foliage. Photograph taken in September on a beautiful overcast day during peak colors. I took my chances on this one when I discovered the bridge and remember thinking how awesome it would to capture the scenery with the train passing through. So I turned around, parked the car, set up tripod, equipped my Canon camera with a Canon 70-200mm lens and a polarizing filter and thought this may take hours. I figured it would be easy to check the schedule via phone and internet but no service. Next thing I hear the train is coming, yikes!
The Notch train travels on tracks that were build in the 1870s. The scenic train ride awards with some of the most dramatic natural scenery in the East as one travels through spectacular Crawford Notch, passing by steep ravines, cascading brooks and streams, panoramic mountain vistas, across Frankenstein Trestle and Willey Brook Bridge. It is a feast for the eye and soul any time of the year but especially during peak New England fall foliage. As one enjoys the train travel through this rugged terrain, one begins to appreciate what a remarkable engineering achievement constructing this railroad was almost 140 years ago.