The quintessential "Little Engine That Could." With a full tender of coal and water, MWRC #9 chugs slowly past my camera position pushing its lone coach toward the boarding platform adjacen... (more)
A slow crawl. After coaling and watering their locomotive, the crew of the Mt. Washington Cog Railway's 2:30 PM steam departure makes the slow crawl from the coal bunker to the platform are... (more)
Coaling 2019 style. In the 10 years since I last visited the Mt. Washington Cog Railway, things have changed a bit. Gone is the massive coal pile that used to exist on the north side of th... (more)
Launching for "the moon." Back in the 1850s, when New Hampshire native Sylvester Marsh first pitched the idea of building a railroad to the top of Mt. Washington to the State Legi... (more)
This guy clearly loves his job. The engineer of the morning steam train to the summit of Mt Washington catches me framing him up as we enter the treeless zone at the peak of the mountain. He repli... (more)
The Burning of Rome.... The crew of MWRC #9 "Waumbek" does the honors, performing the hourly re-enactment of the Burning of Rome, as they take the 2PM Labor Day excursion up Cold ... (more)
That which goes up, must come down. The wafting smoke plume and the jets of steam from the cylinder cocks are the tell-tale signs that MWRC #9 and her yellow super-coach are on the descent ... (more)
Trouble at Skyline. The crews of two Mt. Washington Railway trains scramble into action to clear a minor derailment at Skyline Switch that has the entire line blocked. The 10AM Train, wit... (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)
Fireman "Cookie" looks over the finish line at the top of Mt. Washington. A biker who finished the race joins his family as well.
End of the line. The 'Waumbek' steam engine, the last one still in use on the Mount Washington Cog Railway is at the top of Mount Washington and tied down while the passengers enjoy the phe... (more)
Coming out of the clouds and into the sunlight On railfans day at Mount Washington Cog Railway there was a runby about halfway up the mountain, which happened to be where the clouds were. T... (more)
To the railfans delight, Waumbek is making a runby on this cold and foggy morning.
Condutor Tom readies the coach while Engineer Ray operates #9 into the station. Engineer Ray is known for his "hi-lows" of the steam whistle on the Cog Railway.
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)