Mount Washington Cog Railway Bretton Woods New Hampshire

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by LoudMusic, Oct 20, 2006.

  1. LoudMusic

    LoudMusic Member

  2. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    It's understandable if you realize that they have a stretch of 37.5% grade up the line.
    The coach is not attached to the loco.
    The crew put on sweaters and fleece jackets halfway up.
    I think they have 3 types of brakes.
  3. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

    I've been on this RR a couple of times, once back in about 1953, and once in about 1978.
    We invited some friends up from Louisiana in mid July, and wouldn't you know it, the temp
    in N. Conway hit the mid 90's, a rare occurrence! We were all sweatin' in our old Chevy
    with no A/C on the way to the Mt. Washington base station. We hopped on the Cog
    Railway, and rattled and banged our way up the mtn. When we reached the summit, the
    wind was howling and the mercury was showing 50 degrees! So Jimmy and Sandra got
    their cool weather after all!

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