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Cog Railway to Mount Washington

28 Sep

 

 

As has been the norm for me this past summer, August was no exception. This time around it was a trip to take the Cog Railway to the summit of Mount Washington and a visit to the weather station located where the worst weather of the US can be found.

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The Mount Washington Cog Railway is a first of its kind. Built in the mid 1800’s for the purpose of ferrying tourists to the top of the mountain.

 

Picture ot the tracks up the side of the mountain taken from about 7 miles away.

Being so steep the train needs a special way of getting of getting it self up the mountain. This is where the cog comes into use, it actually walks itself up the special track.

 

Pic of the cog on the bottom of the steam train.

The ride up the mountain is a hour long providing some amazing views of the surrounding area which consists of the presidential mountain range. Unfortunately it was a bit to cloudy to get any good pics of the mountain range.

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After the ride up there is an hour spent at the Mount Washington State Park.

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One of the things that I found interesting was the restored mountain top hotel.

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It was a place to provide hikers of the Appalachian trail a warm place to eat and sleep for a night.

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Although not the most comfortable of hotels, for a hiker it was like a luxury stay.

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Taking a ride through history, I would say it was a very fun day for me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on September 28, 2014 in Life as it is, Travel

 

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