The Burning of Rome.... The crew of MWRC #9 "Waumbek" does the honors, performing the hourly re-enactment of the Burning of Rome, as they take the 2PM Labor Day excursion up Cold ... (more)
It all starts here..... There are plenty of photos of the summit terminus of the Mt. Washington Railway, but not so many of the very bottom of the line. All train operations start here...... (more)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Fireman "Cookie" looks over the finish line at the top of Mt. Washington. A biker who finished the race joins his family as well.
With the steam locomotive Waumbek holding up the top of the mountain, M2 disembarked its passenger a bit on the steep side...
To the railfans delight, Waumbek is making a runby on this cold and foggy morning.
The top if Mt. Washington that day was FREEZING cold, but luckily, the engineer let us in the cab of the engine we took up, a warm steam loco. (#9)
This was by far the longest walk I've ever done to take a train photo. Starting in Stormville, NY on June 2nd, I made it to Mt. Washington on July 6, after hiking 423 miles of the Appalachian Tra... (more)
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)
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)
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)