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Cog Railway, Mt. Washington, Winter, New Hampshire

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Image ID: 281824
Title: Cog Railway, Mt. Washington, Winter, New Hampshire
Album: Robert Myrick Photography
Categories: Transportation | Industrial  | Nature  

Cog Railway, Mt. Washington, New Hampshire, Cog Train, Snow, October, Winter, Mount Washington Railroad

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Copyright: Robert Myrick Photography ©
Submitted: Dec 15, 2005 1:47 AM
Event Information
Event Date: Oct 19, 2003
Venue / Location: Cog Railway, Mt. Washington, New Hampshire
Camera: Panasonic DMC-LC40
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The History of the Mount Washington Cog Railway His dream began in 1852 when, after becoming lost near the summit of Mount Washington, Sylvester Marsh knew that there had to be a better way for people to reach the highest mountain peak in the Northeast. Upon his return home, he immediately started working on a plan to build the world's first mountain-climbing cog railway. Marsh, a native of Campton, New Hampshire, had made his fortune in Chicago's meat-packing industry and was considered by his contemporaries to be a creative and innovative thinker. However, upon first presenting his idea to members of the New Hampshire Legislature, they laughed at Sylvester Marsh and said that he "might as well build a railway to the Moon." Undaunted, Marsh began the task of building his mountain climbing railway, along with inventors Herrick and Walter Aiken, a father-and-son team from Franklin, New Hampshire. The task was not an easy one, as equipment and materials had to be hauled by oxen for 25 miles to Bretton Woods, and then another six miles through thick forest to the base of Mount Washington. But on July 3, 1869, 'Old Peppersass' became the first cog-driven train to climb 6,288-foot Mount Washington. This Photograph was published on the cover of The Mt Washington Magainze and can be viewed at


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Former member wrote 6 years ago (May 13, 2008 08:50 PM EST)  
We don't need Mount Washington's history to enjoy the image. That being said, nice composition. The tracks draw the eye into the picture.

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Former member wrote 3 years ago (Nov 13, 2010 07:41 AM EST)
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