A show of defiance at 4,725 ft. MSL. It is June 13th of 2009 and my colleague Dennis Livesey and I are on "The Rockpile".....New Hampshire's Mount Washington. Dennis and I are there to rec... (more)
Steamscape: The Mount Washington Valley.With the vast landscape of the Mt. Washington Valley as a back-drop, MWRC #9 "Waumbek" slowly claws her way up the steep grade at Long Tre... (more)
NOW ON DISPLAY at the primary entrance to the Mount Washington Cog Railway is steam locomotive no. 10. The locomotive was built by the railway's own shop in 1972 and has been cosmetically ... (more)
Snow is in the air as Mount Washington Cog Railway No. 2 begins its slow ascent to the summit.
"Ammonoosuc" starts the journey up Mount Washington on a cool October morning in New Hampshire.
Only the first run of the day (8:30 a.m.) up to the 6288-ft. summit of Mount Washington, N.H. is steam powered on the cog railway. All others have new state-of-art John Deere biodiesels. No. 9, ... (more)
Built by the Manchester Locomotive Works in 1908, this little engine is still earning its keep with the 8:30 train as bio-diesels have taken over most of the operations. Here it is at the top of t... (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)