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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: 255136

High pressure cresting over New Hampshire brought clear skies over Mt. Washington for the Columbus Day weekend. Knowing this might be one of the last times that 5 steamers would operate in such ... (more)

Railroad: Mount Washington Cog Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-2-2-0 Cog
Location: Mt. Washington, New Hampshire, USA
Locomotive #: MWRC 3
Train ID: 11 AM Train
Photo Date: October 12, 2008


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Added: Oct 13, 2008

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Photo ID: 254534

Here's the over-the-shoulder view of the Marshfield Station complex as I climb Cold Spring Hill. In the foreground, a two-train section prepares to depart the platform for the summit. Further ... (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 Train
Photo Date: October 05, 2008


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Added: Oct 10, 2008

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Photo ID: 254485

While brilliant fall foliage prevails at Marshfield Station, a quick look up the Cog Railway track shows that with a little elevation, the foliage season is pretty much over. The top of Cold Spri... (more)

Railroad: Mount Washington Cog Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-2-2-0 Cog
Location: Mt. Washington, New Hampshire, USA
Locomotive #: MWRC 8
Train ID: 10 AM Train
Photo Date: October 05, 2008


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Added: Oct 10, 2008

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Photo ID: 254305

Peak fall colors are strongly in evidence as MWRy #10 "Kroflite" takes on the 21% grade at Cold Spring Hill...the first leg of the journey to the summit of Mt. Washington. Just ahead, #3 "Agioco... (more)

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


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Added: Oct 09, 2008

Views: 6,876
Comments: 5

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Photo ID: 244907

Whether close-up or at a distance, there are few sights more awe-inspiring than the Mt. Washington Railway trains assaulting the mountain. In this view taken from Marshfield Station, we see #6 "... (more)

Railroad: Mount Washington Cog Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-2-2-0 Cog
Location: Mt. Washington, New Hampshire, USA
Locomotive #: MWRC 6
Train ID: 4 PM Train
Photo Date: July 06, 2008


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Added: Aug 01, 2008

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Photo ID: 242119

After a spending several hours in very dreary conditions on the summit of Mt. Washington, the railfan gods showed me a brief bit of mercy. For just a moment, a shaft of very dim sunshine illumin... (more)

Railroad: Mount Washington Cog Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-2-2-0 Cog
Location: Mt. Washington, New Hampshire, USA
Locomotive #: MWRC 6
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 06, 2008


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Added: Jul 09, 2008

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Photo ID: 241990

Mt. Washington has a (well-deserved) reputation for changeable weather. Here, during a brief respite from the clouds and fog, we see Locomotive #8 "Moosilauke", with its red coach on the Homestr... (more)

Railroad: Mount Washington Cog Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-2-2-0 Cog
Location: Mt. Washington, New Hampshire, USA
Locomotive #: MWRC 8
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 06, 2008


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Added: Jul 08, 2008

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Photo ID: 241894

Immediately upon leaving the Marshfield Station, Mt. Washington Railway trains cross the beautiful Ammonoosuc River before tackling Cold Spring Hill. Here, #6 "Kancamagus" pushes a colorful coac... (more)

Railroad: Mount Washington Cog Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-2-2-0 Cog
Location: Mt. Washington, New Hampshire, USA
Locomotive #: MWRC 6
Train ID: 4 PM Train
Photo Date: July 06, 2008


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Added: Jul 07, 2008

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Photo ID: 241867

Mount Washington Cog Railway #2 "Ammonoosuc" backs slowly down the holding track where it will be parked and its fire banked for the night. Over the past 20 years, the railroad has experimented ... (more)

Railroad: Mount Washington Cog Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-2-2-0 Cog
Location: Mt. Washington, New Hampshire, USA
Locomotive #: MWRC 2
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 06, 2008


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Added: Jul 07, 2008

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Photo ID: 225880

MWRy #10 "Kroflite" descends the final grade into Marshfield Station. During descent, the locomotive and coach are not hard-coupled. The locomotive uses cylinder compression for braking and the... (more)

Railroad: Mount Washington Cog Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-4-0
Location: Mt. Washington, New Hampshire, USA
Locomotive #: MWRC 10
Train ID: Snowflake Express
Photo Date: February 24, 2008


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Added: Mar 03, 2008

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Photo ID: 225589

Officially named "Hero", MWRy #1 was the Mt. Washington Railway's first locomotive. Nicknamed "Old Peppersass", because her vertical boiler looked like a bottle of peppersauce, this locomotive se... (more)

Railroad: Mount Washington Cog Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-2-2T Cog
Location: Mt. Washington, New Hampshire, USA
Locomotive #: MWRC 1
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 24, 2008


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Added: Mar 02, 2008

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Photo ID: 225548

The Snowflake Express passes the water tower at Marshfield Station, shortly after leaving the platform. During the winter months, the water tower is not practical to use due to low temperatures. ... (more)

Railroad: Mount Washington Cog Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-2-2-0 Cog
Location: Mt. Washington, New Hampshire, USA
Locomotive #: MWRC 10
Train ID: Snowflake Express
Photo Date: February 24, 2008


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Added: Mar 02, 2008

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Photo ID: 225280

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)

Railroad: Mount Washington Cog Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-2-2-0
Location: Mt. Washington, New Hampshire, USA
Locomotive #: MWRC 10
Train ID: Snowflake Express
Photo Date: February 24, 2008


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Added: Feb 29, 2008

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Photo ID: 225222

Who says there's no steam operating in February? Let them come to New Hampshire. In this photo, MWRy #10 "Kroflite" steps off the platform and onto the trestle....and let the show begin!

Railroad: Mount Washington Cog Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-2-2-0 Cog
Location: Mt. Washington, New Hampshire, USA
Locomotive #: MWRC 10
Train ID: Snowflake Express
Photo Date: February 24, 2008


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Added: Feb 29, 2008

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Photo ID: 224918

With the "Rockpile", aka Mt. Washington as a backdrop, MWRy #8 "Moosilauke" descends off Cold Spring Hill toward the Marshfield Base Station.

Railroad: Mount Washington Cog Railway
Locomotive: 0-2-2-0 Cog
Location: Mt. Washington, New Hampshire, USA
Locomotive #: MWRC 8
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 03, 2006


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Added: Feb 25, 2008

Views: 2,551
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