Welcome to the top of New England! The shadows are getting long and there's only perhaps 30 minutes of daylight left as passengers alight from their Cog Railway train on the "roof of N... (more)
One, long whistle for Lizzie. To herald their arrival on the summit, the locomotives of the Mt. Washington Cog Railway typically sound one, long whistle (or horn, in the case of the diesels... (more)
Remembering Joe "Eggy" Eggleston. This afternoon, as I prepared to continue my recent series of photos on the Mt. Washington Cog Railway, I heard some absolutely devastating news.... (more)
Crossing a "Martian" landscape. Mt. Washington Railway Co. #9 "Waumbek" shines in the late afternoon sun as she takes the 4 PM steam trip through the last quarter mile t... (more)
Cogscape: Mt. Adams, Mt. Madison and the Auto Road. In this wide view, we see Mt. Washington Railway Co. #9 "Waumbek" and her blue coach as they complete their run across the &quo... (more)
Upper Waumbek Switch. For about the first seven decades of its existence, the Mt. Washington Cog Railway was a single-track railroad. There were no sidings and no switches, so there was no... (more)
Entering the home stretch. Just about an hour before official sunset, the 4 PM steam trip on the Mt. Washington Cog Railway climbs above the col between Mt. Washington and Mt. Clay, and beg... (more)
The brand new Waumbek Station. Here's a northwest-facing shot of the new, three-level station complex, built by the Mt. Washington Cog Railway, adjacent to their historic Waumbek Tank. Wi... (more)
Fueling up for another climb up "the rock pile". Sitting in the servicing area just below the platform at Marshfield Station, Mt. Washington #9 is coaling up for her second summit... (more)
Outside the servicing facility near the base station on the Mount Washington Cog railway. Can anyone identify this loco.
Big changes at Waumbek Tank. If you've ever ridden on the Mt. Washington Cog Railway in the past, then you're no doubt familiar with the Waumbek Water Tank about 1 mile from the Base Statio... (more)
Back in the rotation. After a couple of years undergoing some heavy maintenance, Mt. Washington Cog Railway Locomotive #9 "Waumbek" returned to the rotation in 2022, probably in t... (more)
MWRC #9 "Waumbek" casts a column of black smoke to compete with the clouds as the little train starts its climb up the mountain out of Marshfield Station.
Another scoop on the grates. Fireman Art places another scoop of soft coal on the grates in the firebox of Mount Washington Railway Company #9 "Waumbek", as he fires the 11:30 AM ... (more)
Mount Washington Cog loco No 10 Kroflite leaves from the base station. No 10 seems to be much newer than the rest of the steam fleet, dating from 1972 according to Wikipedia.