All but forgotten: MWRC #1 "Mt. Washington". Tucked away behind the engine shed at the Cog Railway's shop complex sits an old soldier that has long since been put out to pasture. You are looking at MWRC #1 "Mt. Washington." She was originally built by the Manchester Locomotive Works in 1883 and was originally MWRC #7 "Falcon." She was renumbered #1 in 1895 after an engine shop fire. She was renamed "Mt. Washington" in 1931 and carried that name until her retirement. I'm not sure of the actual retirement date, but it was likely in the late 1990s or around 2000. She was long out of service in the mid-2000s and has been sitting here, slowly being reclaimed by nature ever since. She carries the old-style domed spark arrestor stack, which is now collapsing into itself. Hopefully, someone will rescue this engine for a display, before it is too far gone. The railroad also has 2 other retired locomotives that are more or less intact right next to her. It sure would be nice to see one of them in either the Smithsonian, or perhaps the Henry Ford. These engines are definitely great examples of American innovation.