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Re: Mount Washington Cog Railway

Postby cogger1 » Sun May 15, 2016 12:36 pm

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



First revenue steam trip is scheduled to be May 28!
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Re: Mount Washington Cog Railway

Postby RRFAN » Mon May 30, 2016 8:23 am

Here is my video of waumbek No. 9 on top of mount Washington last Saturday.

https://youtu.be/0Fh665_Ns4o
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Re: Mount Washington Cog Railway

Postby cogger1 » Mon May 30, 2016 6:56 pm

RRFAN wrote:Here is my video of waumbek No. 9 on top of mount Washington last Saturday.

https://youtu.be/0Fh665_Ns4o


I hope I provided enough smoke for you! It's not as easy that far up on the mountain
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Re: Mount Washington Cog Railway

Postby Arborwayfan » Tue May 31, 2016 5:12 pm

Question for Cog workers and fans: Is it possible to ride up and take a couple or three hours at the top (time to visit the observatory, the old hotel, etc., and wander around some of the trails in the alpine zone? That would make the whole trip much more worth the price. I think I remember that tickets guarantee a seat up and down on a particular train, with 45 minutes or an hour on the summit. I think that that in theory you could catch a later one if you are willing to maybe have to stand, but I remember going once a few years ago and having the ticket agent really discourage that. Anyone have advice? I know I can and should ask the Cog directly, but I would also like to know what others have done.
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Re: Mount Washington Cog Railway

Postby NHV 669 » Tue May 31, 2016 6:54 pm

Good to see the old steam still kicking... with the photos of the new custom-built units I've seen, I wasn't sure what was used for revenue runs these days.
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Re: Mount Washington Cog Railway

Postby RRFAN » Sat Jun 25, 2016 2:13 pm

A hazy picture of mount Washington with the steam almost on top this morning.
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Re: Mount Washington Cog Railway

Postby leftyfretguy » Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:44 pm

Hello,
I am planning a trip to Mount Washington next month and would like to get some shots of steam on the mountain. Is it possible to hike up the right of way to Jacob's ladder? If so, how far is that and how long will it take? (I'm not a marathon runner or hiker but not necessarily out of shape) I also plan on driving the auto road and was thinking of hiking down a bit to get some shots. How far is the long trestle from the top? Is it possible to hike down that far? What is the distance between Jacob's ladder and the long trestle? (just thinking about sticking a camera at Jacobs ladders and hiking up to the long trestle) Any tips/advice is greatly appreciated.
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Re: Mount Washington Cog Railway

Postby b&m 1566 » Sat Jul 08, 2017 5:25 pm

Unless it's chaned, steam makes one trip on the first run of the day and that's it. Without looking at the schedule, I believe that would be 8am.
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Re: Mount Washington Cog Railway

Postby Dick H » Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:54 pm

If I am reading the schedule correctly (see below) steam is 8:00AM on Saturdays
and 9:00AM the rest of the week in July. Some changes in August.

http://thecog.com/schedule_rates.php
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Re: Mount Washington Cog Railway

Postby Noel Weaver » Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:27 pm

Mount Washington is legendary for being a dangerous place to wander about on foot even on good days. If you plan to hike around the summit beware, be equipped for foul weather and carry emergency items. I would also suggest having someone with you as well. It did not achieve the reputation of having some of the worst weather in the world for nothing. Over the years snow has been recorded every month of the year. I would suggest you hike a couple of hundred feet or so along the ROW from the Base Station, I still have the movie I did there many years ago and it is safer and essier.
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Re: Mount Washington Cog Railway

Postby shadyjay » Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:49 pm

I've hiked Mt Washington a few times now. My regular descent route from the summit is the Gulfside Trail to the Jewell Trail. The Gulfside Trail parallels and crosses over the Cog RR tracks not too far from the summit. I would think it would be easier to get to Jacob's Ladder from the top, down, vs from the bottom, up. I've seen lots of photo op's from what I've passed on the trail.
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