Looking a bit worse for wear outside the shop, Kancamagus sits with a sister as the vegetable oil-burning competition idles nearby.
What goes up, must come down. Mount Washington Cog 9, Waumbek, departs the water tank of the same name and continues the climb as Mount Washington 3, Agiocochook, descends the mountain. Not... (more)
When the runs are done for the day, the crew just lines up the trains in preparation for the next day's work. Here 0-2-2-0 3 spends the night next to a shed near the coaling tipple. It was one of ... (more)
Even from over 1000' feet below, you can still tell when Kroflite's fireman opens the firebox door to add more coal. 0-2-2-0 10 (the lower train) has just cleared Long Trestle, while 0-2-2-0 3 is ... (more)
After one of the busiest days of the year, all is quiet at Mount Washington's base station as 0-2-2-0 Ammonoosuc waits for tomorrow to come. Notice the cog wheel in between the trailing tender tru... (more)
MWRy #10 "Kroflite" crests the hill above Marshfield Station and enjoys a brief respite in the otherwise steep climb up the Northeast's highest peak. The average grade on the 3.1 mile trip is 25... (more)
The day after Christmas brought a rare combination of very calm and generally speaking warm tempuratures to the folks taking a shortened ride on the Cog RR. This being the second of two trips and... (more)
Mount Washington 10 Kroflite begins its abbreviated winter journey up the mountain as it digs into the first incline, right outside Marshfield station. Note the open firebox door and the silhouett... (more)
An impressive plume on the steepest section of the railway.
Another round of coal into the fire - and out of the stack! Fortunately the wind was blowing the right way.
The light exhaust belies the work that the loco is still doing as it approaches the summit.
Steam train to the moon? This one certainly seems to be on an interplanetary trajectory, though its speed is probably insufficient to escape the earth's gravitational pull!
The engineer strikes a classic pose as he moves Mount Washington 10, Kroflite, backs towards the station platform after coaling up.
Mount Washington 4, Moosilauke, sits at Marshfield Station waiting for its call to duty. It was one of three engines steamed up at the station this summer morning.
"Top it off." The crew works to coal up 0-2-2-0 10 Kroflite before making the day's first trip up the mountain. A crew member gets all the coal he can into the bunker, even using his hand i... (more)