Locomotive #2, Ammonoosuc, is descending off of Jacob's Ladder. The locomotive slows its descent by compressing air in its cylinders. The coach is independently controlled by the brakeman, seen ... (more)
Cog Railway locomotive #2, Ammonoosuc is in the final stages of an overhaul. Soon it will back climbing the steepest grade in the US as it has for the past 143 years.
The repaint also sees it ... (more)
This 1934 Orenstein & Koppel 0-4-0T was built in Germany for use in a cement company. Imported to the US after WWII it wound up at the Loon Mountain ski area.
It is normally only in operation... (more)
Taken from the seldom photographed north side of Jacob's Ladder, #2 is seen storming up the steepest grade on the railway.
It is not uncommon for the summit of Mt. Washington to be in the clouds even when the base is in sun. This rainy humid June day finds the clouds at the base. Undaunted, #9 starts its ascent the ... (more)
Steams last chance on Mt. Washington.
Nigel Day had spent several years making improvements to locomotive #9 of Mt. Washington to make it more efficient. With Nigel at the throttle, this photo... (more)
In 2005 and 2006 the cog railway operated a ski train part way up Mt. Washington. Skiers would ride the cog up to Waumbek tank (about 1/3 the way up the mountain), then ski down beside the tracks... (more)