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Re: Mount Washington Cog Railway

Postby Dick H » Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:16 pm

WMUR TV9 will have a feature on the Cog on Tuesday's
NH Chronicle program at 7:00PM.
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Re: Mount Washington Cog Railway

Postby RRFAN » Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:31 pm

Does any body know if there is a trail to Jacobs Ladder? I wanted to Catch one of the trains going up there.
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Re: Mount Washington Cog Railway

Postby KevinM » Sat Apr 11, 2015 9:11 pm

There isn't a "trail" per-set, but the ROW is cleared from the base station up to Jacob's Ladder. There used to be a lot of trestle debris along the ROW above Waumbek, but I believe that a lot of that has been removed in the last few years. The climb is about 2000 vertical feet from the base station and about 1.5 miles distance. Unless you are in very good physical shape, I would allow at least a couple of hours to make the climb. I can tell you that descending from Jacob's Ladder to the base at a decent pace is about an hour's hike.

Above Jacob's Ladder, hiking The Cog is more problematic. There's no trail and the ROW is not always cleared. There is a lot of climbing over large rocks and other obstacles. It is not advisable to try that alone.

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Re: Mount Washington Cog Railway

Postby RRFAN » Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:39 pm

Oh ok Thanks last weekend I went up to the cog and I saw some skiers up there. I cant believe there is still snow at the base station.
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Re: Mount Washington Cog Railway

Postby Mikejf » Fri May 22, 2015 8:01 pm

New Hampshire Public Television's production of Mount Washington Cog Railway: Climbing to the Clouds can be seen here

http://video.nhptv.org/video/2365494940/
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Re: Mount Washington Cog Railway

Postby Dick H » Fri May 22, 2015 9:45 pm

Mikejf Thanks for posting the URL for the NHPTV piece.
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Re: Mount Washington Cog Railway

Postby RRFAN » Sun May 24, 2015 1:01 pm

Here is a video of Steam No. 2 running at the cog yesterday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPJVrIzGLkE
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Re: Mount Washington Cog Railway

Postby cogger1 » Sat Jun 06, 2015 11:45 pm

RRFAN wrote:Here is a video of Steam No. 2 running at the cog yesterday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPJVrIzGLkE


I was the fireman that cold, windy day!
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Re: Mount Washington Cog Railway

Postby cogger1 » Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:37 am

Mikejf wrote:New Hampshire Public Television's production of Mount Washington Cog Railway: Climbing to the Clouds can be seen here

http://video.nhptv.org/video/2365494940/

Pretty awesome photography. The helicopter shots are incredible. I was amazed to see myself in the cab of the steam engine as the fireman! . He used a tiny, hand held GoPro camera for that footage.
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Re: Mount Washington Cog Railway

Postby RRFAN » Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:46 pm

Does any one know why the pepespas (sorry I don't know how to spell it) is on a trailer?
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Re: Mount Washington Cog Railway

Postby Mikejf » Mon Sep 07, 2015 8:23 pm

I spotted that Sunday myself. I wonder if there was a parade of some sort they took it to. The normal location it sat was vacant, though the other displays were still there.

And while thinking of it, I have not seen mention of this. They are constructing a siding at the top of the Mountain, including building a new switch (one of the powered switches), and can only assume this is to add capacity, as well as operational improvements.

They ran Steam at 8:30, 2 Trains at 9:30 & 10:30, 3 trains at 11:30, 2 at 12:30, and 3 again at 1:30. I left after that.
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Re: Mount Washington Cog Railway

Postby RRFAN » Mon Sep 07, 2015 10:19 pm

Mikejf wrote:I spotted that Sunday myself. I wonder if there was a parade of some sort they took it to. The normal location it sat was vacant, though the other displays were still there.

And while thinking of it, I have not seen mention of this. They are constructing a siding at the top of the Mountain, including building a new switch (one of the powered switches), and can only assume this is to add capacity, as well as operational improvements.

They ran Steam at 8:30, 2 Trains at 9:30 & 10:30, 3 trains at 11:30, 2 at 12:30, and 3 again at 1:30. I left after that.
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Re: Mount Washington Cog Railway

Postby cogger1 » Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:05 pm

Peppersass id headed to The Big E
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Re: Mount Washington Cog Railway

Postby Mikejf » Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:34 pm

NICE!
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Re: Mount Washington Cog Railway

Postby boatsmate » Wed Sep 16, 2015 9:31 am

Any Idea where it is going to be located?? will it be in or around the New Hampshire Building??
I will be there on Sunday ....
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