Ammonoosuc starts pushing the single coach train up the COG railway to the summit of Mt.Washington
Locomotive #2, Ammonoosuc, is descending off of Jacob's Ladder. The locomotive slows its descent by compressing air in its cylinders. The coach is independently controlled by the brakeman, seen ... (more)
Cog Railway locomotive #2, Ammonoosuc is in the final stages of an overhaul. Soon it will back climbing the steepest grade in the US as it has for the past 143 years.
The repaint also sees it ... (more)
This guy clearly loves his job. The engineer of the morning steam train to the summit of Mt Washington catches me framing him up as we enter the treeless zone at the peak of the mountain. He repli... (more)
Taken from the seldom photographed north side of Jacob's Ladder, #2 is seen storming up the steepest grade on the 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)
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.
With the "Rockpile", aka Mt. Washington as a backdrop, MWRy #8 "Moosilauke" descends off Cold Spring Hill toward the Marshfield Base Station.