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)
"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 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)
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)
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)
Launching for "the moon." Back in the 1850s, when New Hampshire native Sylvester Marsh first pitched the idea of building a railroad to the top of Mt. Washington to the State Legi... (more)
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...