To the railfans delight, Waumbek is making a runby on this cold and foggy morning.
The top if Mt. Washington that day was FREEZING cold, but luckily, the engineer let us in the cab of the engine we took up, a warm steam loco. (#9)
This was by far the longest walk I've ever done to take a train photo. Starting in Stormville, NY on June 2nd, I made it to Mt. Washington on July 6, after hiking 423 miles of the Appalachian Tra... (more)
Spare Power. Simmering on the passing track just below Marshfield Station, we find the day's spare power. Built in 1874 by the Manchester Locomotive Works, MWRC #6 "Kancamagus" is the olde... (more)
Leaf Peepers. Peak fall colors grace the lower slopes of New Hampshire's White Mountains as MWRC #10 "Kroflite" takes the B-section of the 11 AM train up Cold Spring Hill. Seated on the f... (more)
Stopping for water at Waumbek. At 3800 ft. MSL, at the top of Cold Spring Hill, sits Waumbek Tank. One of the most remote water stops you'll ever find, this spring-fed tank has been a crit... (more)
Looking down on The Cog. Shot from roughly 5300 ft MSL, near Long Trestle, here is a view looking down at the lower half of the Mt. Washington Cog Railway, or about a mile and a half of the... (more)
In the homestretch. Most of the heavy lifting is done as Mount Washington Railway Company's #9 "Waumbek" pushes her bright orange, 70-passenger coach the last quarter mile toward the summit... (more)
The most treacherous trestle. At 4,725 ft above mean sea level, on the open west face of New Hampshire's Mount Washington, sits a wood and steel structure that may have a valid claim to the... (more)
An early morning departure from the Mt. Washington base station, from when steam still ruled the mountain.
In the shadow of her own dark plume, the Mount Washington Railway Company's Locomotive #10, "Kroflite" takes the B-Section of the 9AM excursion up Cold Spring Hill on a chilly fall morning.... (more)
Its Cold On Top. When we arrived at the summit, the fog was so thick that when standing next to #9's tender, you couldn't see the far end of our coach. Those photographers who brav... (more)
Cogscape - Burt's Ravine. Located just above the famous Jacob's Ladder Trestle is the second steepest portion of the Mt. Washington Cog Railway, known as Long Trestle. From our camera pos... (more)
Breaking Out. Mount Washington Railway Company's Locomotive #4 has just descended out of a thick low cloud deck and into visual conditions on the Jacob's Ladder Trestle, the steepest grade ... (more)
Ah, the good old days. The Fireman on Mt. Washington Railway Company #10, "Kroflite" is grabbing another shovel of coal about every 20 seconds as his locomotive takes the B-section of the 1... (more)