Mount Washington Cog Railway
Bretton Woods, NH
September 8th, 2008

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We have arrived at the Cog Railway Base Station parking lot.
But the lot is full. What a nice (cool) place.

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So we park just back down the road a ways.
You can see pieces of "rack" lying here and there.

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From the base station, we see the track climb up the mountain.

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This is the first and only creek crossing that I am aware of.

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We had to wait several hours because we didn't want to
ride the diesel. We wanted steam. This is a John Deer diesel.

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There is plenty of time to look over the place and equipment.

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Wife, Donna, says a little prayer for a safe trip.

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Finally, our train is ready to go.

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At the top, the weather is - as expected - Marginal.

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From the platform on top of the observatory, the temperature
is 34 degrees (F) and the wind is 60 MPH.

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Looking at the cog railroad from the top.

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Looking over the west side where the track heads back down.

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Looking east into Maine.

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Time to head back down the mountain.
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The End.

To see a short video clip of this train ride Go Here.