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Cog Rail Mt Washington 2
The last couple of years when we went to the top of Mt. Washington we took the Washington Stage Line van. This year we took the Cog Rail which was a different experience. I would highly recommend this as a way to visit to the top of Mt. Washington. You can drive however you must have nerves of steel because there are not guard rails and it is a very narrow two-way road. There are people who get so scared that they cannot finish their trip. A van driver needs to drive their vehicle back down to the base. Think about a straight down drop from the top of that mountain, no guard rails, then a tour van approaches from the other direction and there is not really enough room for you both! Yes, people freeze up at the wheel. The Cog Rail is a nice alternative. See here for part one of the 2013 NH visit. Here is a video from the patio of the Cog Rail building of the view. Also check out the Cog Rail website.

Below are a few pictures that we took on our trip up the mountain. The quality is not always that great since the train is moving and you are going up a mountain you are learning back in your seat. The seats are designed just for that purpose. On the ground they seem odd but very shortly you understand why they are curved as such. Also as you go up the mountain you will notice the vegetation becomes much smaller in size. Plus there is a building on the side of the tracks that looks like it is leaning – but it is actually level.

Cog Rail Mt Washington 11

Cog Rail Mt Washington 10

Cog Rail Mt Washington 9

Cog Rail Mt Washington 8

Cog Rail Mt Washington 7

Cog Rail Mt Washington 4

Cog Rail Mt Washington 3

Cog Rail Mt Washington 1

Here are pictures of inside the Cog Rail.
Cog Rail Mt Washington 5

Cog Rail Mt Washington 6

Here are a few pictures from where you enter the Cog Rail.
Cog Rail Ground 6

Cog Rail Ground 2

Cog Rail Ground 1
Cog Rail Ground 3

6 thoughts on “Mt. Washington, New Hampshire Part 2 Cog Rail

  1. I had no idea one could take a train to the top of Mt. Washington; interesting! Of course, climbing up is also an option. 🙂

    1. Bernice says:

      Yes you can take a train or a van. A good option for us who can’t quite make the hike to the top. 🙂 Some hikers will take the Cog Rail back to the base. If we were ever to be in that type of hiking shape, we could take the Cog Rail back down. But most likely we will leave that hike to the younger generation or those who are more experienced hikers than us. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. I adore visiting cities that have train excursions….it has been like forever since I have done this. Must put this on the bucket list.

    1. Bernice says:

      It was a great way to travel up and down the mountain!

  3. Sophie33 says:

    I love cool posts like this one. This is travelling from out my chair! 😉

    1. Bernice says:

      I am so happy you are enjoying the virtual vacation!!

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