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The Cog
A look at the last days of regular steam on the Mt. Washington Cog Railway.
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Photo ID: 288474

Mount Washington Cog Railway #9 "Waumbek" comes off Long Trestle at 5300 MSL, clawing her way to Skyline Switch, just a couple of hundred yards ahead. There, the hard work will pretty much be don... (more)

Railroad: Mount Washington Cog Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-2-2-0 Cog
Location: Mt. Washington, New Hampshire, USA
Locomotive #: MWRC 9
Train ID: 1PM Train
Photo Date: June 13, 2009


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Added: Jun 24, 2009

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Photo ID: 287554

Livin' on the edge. A Mt. Washington Cog Railway train crests the hill above Skyline Switch and enters the more gentle grade of the Homestretch Flats. Immediately behind the train, the... (more)

Railroad: Mount Washington Cog Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-2-2-0 Cog
Location: Mt. Washington, New Hampshire, USA
Locomotive #: MWRC 9
Train ID: 10AM Train
Photo Date: June 13, 2009


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Added: Jun 15, 2009

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Photo ID: 287536

Cogscape - The Presidential Range. Mt. Washington is the tallest in a series of connected peaks that are called The Presidentials, because they are named for past US Presidents. In this... (more)

Railroad: Mount Washington Cog Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-2-2-0 Cog
Location: Mt. Washington, New Hampshire, USA
Locomotive #: MWRC 9
Train ID: 10AM Train
Photo Date: June 13, 2009


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Added: Jun 15, 2009

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Photo ID: 287388

Cogscape - Long Trestle. Perhaps no other spot on the Mt. Washington Cog Railway shows off the altitude gained by the trains better than Long Trestle at 5300 MSL. Here, as we face north... (more)

Railroad: Mount Washington Cog Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-2-2-0 Cog
Location: Mt. Washington, New Hampshire, USA
Locomotive #: MWRC 9
Train ID: 1PM Train
Photo Date: June 13, 2009


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Added: Jun 14, 2009

Views: 3,495
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Photo ID: 287386

Steam Meets Steam in the White Mountains. Mt. Washington Cog Railway trains regularly pass each other in two places on the line. The first is at the Waumbek Tank at 3800 MSL. The second... (more)

Railroad: Mount Washington Cog Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-2-2-0 Cog
Location: Mt. Washington, New Hampshire, USA
Locomotive #: MWRC 2
Train ID: 11AM Train
Photo Date: June 13, 2009


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Added: Jun 14, 2009

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Photo ID: 287384

Cogscape - The Homestretch. The first steam trip of the day makes the leisurely climb up the the segment of the line known as the Homestretch Flats...the final half mile to the summit. ... (more)

Railroad: Mount Washington Cog Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-2-2-0 Cog
Location: Mt. Washington, New Hampshire, USA
Locomotive #: MWRC 9
Train ID: 10AM Train
Photo Date: June 13, 2009


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Added: Jun 14, 2009

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Photo ID: 286219

The last real hurrah for steam at Mt. Washington occurred during October of 2008. With the fall foliage peaking in the White Mountains, patrons swarmed the railway, resulting in two trains makin... (more)

Railroad: Mount Washington Cog Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-2-2-0 Cog
Location: Mt. Washington, New Hampshire, USA
Locomotive #: MWRC 10
Train ID: 11AM Train
Photo Date: October 05, 2008


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Added: Jun 03, 2009

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Photo ID: 286119

As is often the case, the weather on Mount Washington was a challenge this day. I hiked all the way from the summit to Marshfield Station battling fog, wind, cold and even a thunderstorm with ha... (more)

Railroad: Mount Washington Cog Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-2-2-0 Cog
Location: Mt. Washington, New Hampshire, USA
Locomotive #: MWRC 9
Train ID: None
Photo Date: May 30, 2009


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Added: Jun 02, 2009

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Photo ID: 286110

From a bluff near Jacob's Ladder, we watch a Mount Washington Cog Railway Train powering uphill toward the Halfway House at 4,500 ft MSL. This perspective offers not only a not-often-seen view o... (more)

Railroad: Mount Washington Cog Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-2-2-0 Cog
Location: Mt. Washington, New Hampshire, USA
Locomotive #: MWRC 9
Train ID: 10AM Train
Photo Date: May 30, 2009


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Added: Jun 02, 2009

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Photo ID: 286095

Here's a view of the Mount Washington's Jacob's Ladder Trestle looking West at 4,725 MSL. From this angle, the S-curve shape of the trestle is not terribly apparent, but the steepness and the he... (more)

Railroad: Mount Washington Cog Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-2-2-0 Cog
Location: Mt. Washington, New Hampshire, USA
Locomotive #: MWRC 9
Train ID: 10AM Train
Photo Date: May 30, 2009


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Added: Jun 02, 2009

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Photo ID: 285978

Cog in the Fog. Is it 1909 or 2009? For most of the 140 years of its operating life, not much has changed on the Mt. Washington Cog Railway. Four of the six remaining steamers date bac... (more)

Railroad: Mount Washington Cog Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-2-2-0 Cog
Location: Mt. Washington, New Hampshire, USA
Locomotive #: MWRC 9
Train ID: 10AM Train
Photo Date: May 30, 2009


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Added: Jun 02, 2009

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Photo ID: 285955

Drifting Down a 37.4% Grade. Here's what looks like Mount Washington Cog Railway #8 (see note below), drifting down the 37.4% grade at Jacob's ladder with the 2PM trip. The S-Curve Trestl... (more)

Railroad: Mount Washington Cog Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-2-2-0 Cog
Location: Mt. Washington, New Hampshire, USA
Locomotive #: MWRC 4
Train ID: 2PM Train
Photo Date: May 30, 2009


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Added: Jun 01, 2009

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Photo ID: 285844

Out of the murk... Mount Washington Cog Railway #9, Waumbek descends out of the clouds at 4700 MSL on Jacob's Ladder...the steepest portion of the line. This was an extremely lucky shot. ... (more)

Railroad: Mount Washington Cog Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-2-2-0 Cog
Location: Mt. Washington, New Hampshire, USA
Locomotive #: MWRC 9
Train ID: 1PM Train
Photo Date: May 30, 2009


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Added: May 31, 2009

Views: 4,005
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Photo ID: 285821

The Future of the Mt. Washington Cog Railway. The Mount Washington Cog Railway's Diesel Locomotive M-1 descends off Jacob's Ladder with the final train of the day. In the distance, a tiny... (more)

Railroad: Mount Washington Cog Railway
Locomotive: John Deere Diesel Cog
Location: Mt. Washington, New Hampshire, USA
Locomotive #: MWRC M-1
Train ID: 3PM Train
Photo Date: May 30, 2009


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Added: May 31, 2009

Views: 5,299
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Photo ID: 278290

It is 9:40 AM on a beautiful Sunday morning and Mt. Washington Cog Railway patrons are already queuing up to board the 10 AM train....or trains actually. It is the Columbus Day weekend and the l... (more)

Railroad: Mount Washington Cog Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-2-2-0 Cog
Location: Mt. Washington, New Hampshire, USA
Locomotive #: MWRC 3
Train ID: 10 AM Trains
Photo Date: October 12, 2008


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Added: Apr 01, 2009

Views: 6,241
Comments: 3

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