Condutor Tom readies the coach while Engineer Ray operates #9 into the station. Engineer Ray is known for his "hi-lows" of the steam whistle on the Cog Railway.
The good old days on The Cog....like four years ago. The 3 and 8 switch in the foreground getting ready for a two section departure, while in the distance the 9 climbs the mountain with an earlie... (more)
It is not uncommon for the summit of Mt. Washington to be in the clouds even when the base is in sun. This rainy humid June day finds the clouds at the base. Undaunted, #9 starts its ascent the ... (more)
Steams last chance on Mt. Washington.
Nigel Day had spent several years making improvements to locomotive #9 of Mt. Washington to make it more efficient. With Nigel at the throttle, this photo... (more)
In 2005 and 2006 the cog railway operated a ski train part way up Mt. Washington. Skiers would ride the cog up to Waumbek tank (about 1/3 the way up the mountain), then ski down beside the tracks... (more)
My visit to the Mount Washington Railway was very much influenced by the great pictures of the operation I saw here. And I was not disappointed. "The Cog" is a fascinating steam operation, and I... (more)
The crew readies Kroflite for the first trip of the day to the summit.
Mount Washington Cog Railway #2 ascends the mountain on a gloriously clear May day. But don't let the clear skies fool you. Temperatures at the summit are below 40, with wind gusts up to 80 mph!
Mount Washington Cog Railway number 2, Ammonoosuc, waits at the base station for passengers on a clear day in May, 2007.
One of the rare, clear days on the way up to the summit of Mt. Washington. There are about 55,000 cogs in the 3.5 mile trip up the mountain.
One of the rare, clear days on the 6288 ft. summit of Mt. Washington. There are about 55,000 cogs in the 3.5 mile trip up the mountain.