To echo what NH 669 said, this is discussion board, ideas get critiqued all the time, nobody is shaming. I brought up the topic of winter operations, because I thought it would make a great discussion, and that it did.
I was in Lincoln/N. Woodstock this past weekend, the place was jam packed with people, the majority of them were skiers/snow boarders, others were snowmobilers, snowshoers and cross-country skiers. There were plenty of people going store to store (window shoppers), restaurants were packed, and the bars were full. I absolutely believe if the Hobo opened up on the weekends during the winter, people would buy tickets for a train ride. No need to market anything special, just being open would draw people, its proven itself with the Conway Scenic and the Cog Railway.
Who's on first?