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The Cog
A look at the last days of regular steam on the Mt. Washington Cog Railway.
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Photo ID: 704410

"Old Soldiers Never Die......" In the words of an old British Army Song, "They just fade away." Such is the case with some of the retired steam locomotives on the Mt. ... (more)

Railroad: Mount Washington Cog Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-2-2-0 Cog
Location: Mt. Washington, New Hampshire, USA
Locomotive #: MWRC 6
Train ID: None
Photo Date: June 29, 2019


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Added: Jul 22, 2019

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Photo ID: 703704

The quintessential "Little Engine That Could." With a full tender of coal and water, MWRC #9 chugs slowly past my camera position pushing its lone coach toward the boarding platform adjacen... (more)

Railroad: Mount Washington Cog Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-2-2-0 Cog
Location: Mt. Washington, New Hampshire, USA
Locomotive #: MWRC 9
Train ID: 2:30PM Train
Photo Date: June 29, 2019


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Added: Jul 17, 2019

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Photo ID: 703522

A slow crawl. After coaling and watering their locomotive, the crew of the Mt. Washington Cog Railway's 2:30 PM steam departure makes the slow crawl from the coal bunker to the platform are... (more)

Railroad: Mount Washington Cog Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-2-2-0 Cog
Location: Mt. Washington, New Hampshire, USA
Locomotive #: MWRC 9
Train ID: 2:30PM Train
Photo Date: June 29, 2019


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Added: Jul 16, 2019

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Photo ID: 703350

Coaling 2019 style. In the 10 years since I last visited the Mt. Washington Cog Railway, things have changed a bit. Gone is the massive coal pile that used to exist on the north side of th... (more)

Railroad: Mount Washington Cog Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-2-2-0 Cog
Location: Mt. Washington, New Hampshire, USA
Locomotive #: MWRC 9
Train ID: 2:30PM Train
Photo Date: June 29, 2019


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Added: Jul 14, 2019

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Photo ID: 702995

Launching for "the moon." Back in the 1850s, when New Hampshire native Sylvester Marsh first pitched the idea of building a railroad to the top of Mt. Washington to the State Legi... (more)

Railroad: Mount Washington Cog Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-2-2-0 Cog
Location: Mt. Washington, New Hampshire, USA
Locomotive #: MWRC 9
Train ID: 2:30PM Train
Photo Date: June 29, 2019


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Added: Jul 11, 2019

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Photo ID: 579013

That which goes up, must come down. The wafting smoke plume and the jets of steam from the cylinder cocks are the tell-tale signs that MWRC #9 and her yellow super-coach are on the descent ... (more)

Railroad: Mount Washington Cog Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-2-2-0 Cog
Location: Mt. Washington, New Hampshire, USA
Locomotive #: MWRC 9
Train ID: 10AM Train
Photo Date: May 30, 2009


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Added: Jun 06, 2016

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Photo ID: 578691

Meeting on the Mountain. After dealing with a minor derailment at Skyline Switch, MWRC #9 and her orange coach are safely in the hole, allowing MWRC #2 and her 11AM Train to proceed to the ... (more)

Railroad: Mount Washington Cog Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-2-2-0 Cog
Location: Mt. Washington, New Hampshire, USA
Locomotive #: MWRC 2
Train ID: 11AM Train
Photo Date: June 13, 2009


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Added: Jun 03, 2016

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Photo ID: 578590

Trouble at Skyline. The crews of two Mt. Washington Railway trains scramble into action to clear a minor derailment at Skyline Switch that has the entire line blocked. The 10AM Train, wit... (more)

Railroad: Mount Washington Cog Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-2-2-0 Cog
Location: Mt. Washington, New Hampshire, USA
Locomotive #: MWRC 9
Train ID: 10AM Train
Photo Date: June 13, 2009


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Added: Jun 02, 2016

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Photo ID: 578477

A show of defiance at 4,725 ft. MSL. It is June 13th of 2009 and my colleague Dennis Livesey and I are on "The Rockpile".....New Hampshire's Mount Washington. Dennis and I are there to rec... (more)

Railroad: Mount Washington Cog Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-2-2-0 Cog
Location: Mt. Washington, New Hampshire, USA
Locomotive #: MWRC 2
Train ID: 2PM Train
Photo Date: June 13, 2009


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Added: Jun 01, 2016

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Photo ID: 578346

Steamscape: The Mount Washington Valley.With the vast landscape of the Mt. Washington Valley as a back-drop, MWRC #9 "Waumbek" slowly claws her way up the steep grade at Long Tre... (more)

Railroad: Mount Washington Cog Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-2-2-0 Cog
Location: Mt. Washington, New Hampshire, USA
Locomotive #: MWRC 9
Train ID: 1PM Train
Photo Date: June 13, 2009


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Added: May 30, 2016

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Photo ID: 396695

Spare Power. Simmering on the passing track just below Marshfield Station, we find the day's spare power. Built in 1874 by the Manchester Locomotive Works, MWRC #6 "Kancamagus" is the olde... (more)

Railroad: Mount Washington Cog Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-2-2-0 Cog
Location: Mt. Washington, New Hampshire, USA
Locomotive #: MWRC 6
Train ID: None
Photo Date: October 12, 2008


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Added: May 01, 2012

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Photo ID: 396480

Leaf Peepers. Peak fall colors grace the lower slopes of New Hampshire's White Mountains as MWRC #10 "Kroflite" takes the B-section of the 11 AM train up Cold Spring Hill. Seated on the f... (more)

Railroad: Mount Washington Cog Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-2-2-0 Cog
Location: Mt. Washington, New Hampshire, USA
Locomotive #: MWRC 10
Train ID: 11AM Train
Photo Date: October 05, 2008


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Added: Apr 29, 2012

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Photo ID: 396041

Stopping for water at Waumbek. At 3800 ft. MSL, at the top of Cold Spring Hill, sits Waumbek Tank. One of the most remote water stops you'll ever find, this spring-fed tank has been a crit... (more)

Railroad: Mount Washington Cog Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-2-2-0 Cog
Location: Mt. Washington, New Hampshire, USA
Locomotive #: MWRC 3
Train ID: 2PM Train
Photo Date: October 12, 2008


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Added: Apr 24, 2012

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Photo ID: 395844

Looking down on The Cog. Shot from roughly 5300 ft MSL, near Long Trestle, here is a view looking down at the lower half of the Mt. Washington Cog Railway, or about a mile and a half of the... (more)

Railroad: Mount Washington Cog Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-2-2-0 Cog
Location: Mt. Washington, New Hampshire, USA
Locomotive #: MWRC 9
Train ID: 1PM Train
Photo Date: June 13, 2009


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Added: Apr 22, 2012

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Photo ID: 395569

In the homestretch. Most of the heavy lifting is done as Mount Washington Railway Company's #9 "Waumbek" pushes her bright orange, 70-passenger coach the last quarter mile toward the summit... (more)

Railroad: Mount Washington Cog Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-2-2-0 Cog
Location: Mt. Washington, New Hampshire, USA
Locomotive #: MWRC 9
Train ID: 10AM Train
Photo Date: June 13, 2009


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Added: Apr 19, 2012

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