Mount Washington Cog Railway

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Re: Mount Washington Cog Railway

Postby belpaire » Wed Nov 18, 2015 4:55 pm

Here is my model of MWCR #9, Waumbek. I designed in 3D modelling software and had it printed by Shapeways. I've made it in HO and O scale. I also designed and had custom decals made for it.

This is the O scale version. I did make rack rails but haven't painted them yet.
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Re: Mount Washington Cog Railway

Postby b&m 1566 » Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:25 pm

Very nice. Come to thing of it, I've never seen an active model of of the Cog Railway.
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Re: Mount Washington Cog Railway

Postby cogger1 » Sat Nov 21, 2015 5:27 pm

Very interesting. Lots of detail.
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Re: Mount Washington Cog Railway

Postby RRFAN » Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:52 pm

I went up to the cog last weekend and was going to hike the boundary line trail. I got up to the cog base station and saw this weird cabin on a flat bed. It kinda reminds me of that baggage car I saw in a picture a very long time ago. I know it wouldn't be a baggage car, but I don't know what it is.
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Re: Mount Washington Cog Railway

Postby cogger1 » Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:53 pm

RRFAN wrote:I went up to the cog last weekend and was going to hike the boundary line trail. I got up to the cog base station and saw this weird cabin on a flat bed. It kinda reminds me of that baggage car I saw in a picture a very long time ago. I know it wouldn't be a baggage car, but I don't know what it is.


Could be the shed for the new Summit switch
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Re: Mount Washington Cog Railway

Postby RRFAN » Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:51 am

Intresting, is this switch for more trains to go on top of mount Washington at a time?
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Re: Mount Washington Cog Railway

Postby Mikejf » Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:12 pm

Looked to me like it was going to be 2 unloading tracks.
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Re: Mount Washington Cog Railway

Postby cogger1 » Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:20 pm

It will allow faster turn around times and ultimately more trains on the mountain each day. There is a sixth diesel and a brand new coach in production.

There is talk of a second steam run in the afternoon
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Re: Mount Washington Cog Railway

Postby RRFAN » Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:29 pm

steam in the afternoon would be awesome! I had a thought last summer that there should be 2 steam engines going up a day and it might come true.
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Re: Mount Washington Cog Railway

Postby RRFAN » Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:25 pm

I went up to the base station today and the cog got a lot of things done this spring. They have some new parking lots on the right side of the road, when you come up towards the station. I rember last year when they were cutting the trees in those spots. That circle patch of grass with the cog wheels going around it is gone and paved over. The last one is that the museum is now up where the gift shop used to be. I imagine that the gift shop is downstairs now. Looks like they got a lot of projects done this winter and spring.
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Re: Mount Washington Cog Railway

Postby cogger1 » Sun May 01, 2016 5:16 pm

Yesterday, the Cog Railway opened for the 147th season! I can not figure out to upload pictures or I would.
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Re: Mount Washington Cog Railway

Postby Ken W2KB » Sun May 01, 2016 9:47 pm

At the Watch City (Waltham, MA) Steampunk festival this coming weeked, Old Peppersass will be displayed, plus a history presentation on the railroad will be offered. No admission fee for the festival. See: http://watchcitysteampunkfestival2016.sched.org/event/6reR/railway-to-the-moon?iframe=yes&w=i:100;&sidebar=yes&bg=no
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Re: Mount Washington Cog Railway

Postby RRFAN » Sat May 14, 2016 8:58 pm

What day is the cog birthday? And since it's the 147th season does that mean there 147 years old?
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Re: Mount Washington Cog Railway

Postby cogger1 » Sat May 14, 2016 9:57 pm

RRFAN wrote:What day is the cog birthday? And since it's the 147th season does that mean there 147 years old?


Construction started 1866 First trip to the Summit was July 3, 1869
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Re: Mount Washington Cog Railway

Postby RRFAN » Sun May 15, 2016 10:27 am

thanks for the reply back. I was planning to see the steam on there birthday.
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