Cog Railway News
Cool Deal through September on the Coolest Mountain
Looking for a way to beat the heat? In addition to status as the first mountain-climbing cog railway in the world, The Mount Washington Cog Railway stands as the only alpine train ride west of the Rockies! Located on the tallest peak in the Northeast, The Cog experience combines summer travel's two key mandates: It's relaxing and refreshing.
Outfitted with a fleet of both eco-friendly biodiesel and historic steam locomotives, The Cog offers a variety of times so family and friends can enjoy the breezy, three-hour round-trip above tree line where the 360-degree view is spectacular (some days you may literally be above the clouds) and the air bracing enough to require a sweater.
Visitors seeking an escape from this year's heat wave spend nearly an hour in the invigorating atmosphere at the 6,288-foot destination. Tickets ensure free admission to the summit's historic Tip Top House and the Observatory Museum, which, among other fascinating weather-related tasks, charts the daily mercury. The warmest temperature ever recorded was 67°F in 1951!
At the Base Station, complimentary admission to The Cog Railway Museum reveals the groundbreaking rail technology engineered by Sylvester Marsh during the height of the Industrial Revolution.
Savvy planners can save a cool $9 on The Cog's "Afternoon Special". This attractive pricing applies to specific times and trains through September 20th. Advance ticket purchase recommended. For a detailed schedule and to purchase tickets online, visit: www.thecog.com or call: 603-278-5404.
Summer at The Cog is all about cool comfort and easy access. The Mount Washington Cog Railway is located at Base Station Road in Marshfield Station, NH, six miles from Rte. 302 and Bretton Woods.