Mount Washington Railroad Co.

Mount Washington

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Display and Ride

The world's first mountain-climbing railway, completed in 1869. All steam locomotives. Assent of New England's highest mountain to the summit at 6,288ft. Round trip is 2.5 to 3 hours.

The first cog engine is on display as well as a basic museum with some historical exhibits.

Schedule: Daily, early May to October, on the hour starting at 8am. Reservations recommended.

Locomotives: Eight 0-2-2-0 cog-wheel steam locomotives, with inclined boilers. Six built by Manchester Locomotive Works between 1870 and 1908; No. 10 Col. Teague, built locally in 1972; No. 8 Tip Top built locally in 1983.

Location: U.S. route 302 east of Twin Mountain, by the Mount Washington Hotel.

Telephone: (603) 278-5404, or for Advanced Ticket Purchases: (800) 922-8825

There are a number of Internet WEB sites with some more information, but these two are "offical":

Official Mount Washington cog railway site

Another semi-official site


Copyright John S. Gaythorpe 1996-2009