On Sunday, August 4, the Mt. Washington Cog Railway, celebrating it's 150th year of operation, employs the 1875-built cog steam locomotive, #2, the Ammonoosuc, for the first trip of the day. The ... (more)
On Sunday, August 4, Conway Scenic Railroad celebrated the 45th Anniversary of its first run, a run that was made in 1974 with Conway Scenic ex-CN 0-6-0 #7470. To commemorate the anniversary, Con... (more)
Steam at Crawford's Notch. The cell phones come out among the hikers and other visitors to Crawford Notch State Park, as CN 7470 brings Conway Scenic's Notch Train into Crawford's Notch Sta... (more)
Charging west at 2nd Iron. With just a touch of blue sky showing through, Conway Scenic's big 0-6-0 charges across 2nd Iron Bridge, hauling her special passenger excursion toward a schedule... (more)
Playing through. Proper golf etiquette dictates that faster players be allowed to play through and it is arguable that right this second, Conway Scenic's big switcher #7470 is definitely th... (more)
"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)
The original pre-Guilford Springfield Terminal Railway was a 5.4 mile ex-interurban line connecting Springfield, VT, with Charlestown, NH, and its sole locomotive for may years was brightly painte... (more)
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)
Conway Scenic Railroad #573 prepares to run around it's excursion train after arriving in the small New Hampshire town of Bartlett.
Outside the Loon Mountain ski resort in Lincoln, New Hampshire sits East Branch & Lincoln 0-4-0 #3. This locomotive is one of three remaining EB&L steam locomotives, and was built by Porter in 191... (more)
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)
Pan Am's last high hood locomotive sits under the old tell-tales at Rockingham junction next to a pile of discarded ties and jointed rail. Unwanted things from a fading past.
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)