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Thread: Mount Washington Cog Railway running on weekends, holiday periods this winter

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    Mount Washington Cog Railway running on weekends, holiday periods this winter

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    It will be interesting how well it works if there is heavy snow winter.

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    So one person per seat instead of two, otherwise a body in every seat. Thanks but no thanks
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    The article says this is the first time they have run it in winter, but I'm fairly confident that's not true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshandBaron View Post
    The article says this is the first time they have run it in winter, but I'm fairly confident that's not true.
    https://www.newenglandskihistory.com...cograilway.php

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    Last edited by kmac; 12-05-2020 at 12:45 AM.
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    I'm sure that like a lot of small-medium size North Country businesses they are doing whatever they can to survive the Covid economic downturn.

    I wish them luck and hope this latest revenue generating initiative is lucrative.

    From a hiking perspective, I look forward to trudging along their right-of-way at some point this winter and mooning the occasional Waumbec Special!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisB View Post
    I'm sure that like a lot of small-medium size North Country businesses they are doing whatever they can to survive the Covid economic downturn.

    I wish them luck and hope this latest revenue generating initiative is lucrative.

    From a hiking perspective, I look forward to trudging along their right-of-way at some point this winter and mooning the occasional Waumbec Special!
    That is going to be one ugly crack to follow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skiguy View Post
    That is going to be one ugly crack to follow.
    Thanks for the coffee spit-up onto the keyboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peakbagger View Post
    It will be interesting how well it works if there is heavy snow winter.
    They now have a huge snowblower mounted on the front of one of the Diesels. No problem with snow for the most part I think. And they only go up to the top of Cold Spring Hill which is just a bit over 4000 ft.

    They should do well with that. The only thing is the ticket price of $40ish for an hour RT. Including drinks and other things like warming huts and fires. But they pack em in all season for $70 or so. Worth $40 for an hour at 4000 ft? We'll see.

    Good luck to them and the new 35000 sq ft barn to house and maintain on site. New heavy duty rails and many other things. They deserve it after 151 yrs of chugging up and down that tough mountain. The men there are NH's finest.

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    Until the sign fell down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillwalker View Post
    Until the sign fell down.
    It was removed by the forest service...

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    Ski Train

    I worked at MWR the first year of the ski train and if I remember right that had a lot to do with them getting diesel engines: embers from teh old coal engines turned the snow an ugly, slushy gray! We offered some kind of deal combining a day ticket at Bretton Woods with transportation to and from The Cog and a trip or two up the train, I think, but I don't remember the details. I went once just for the novelty and it wasn't great. I did love working at the resort when the Presbys, Bedors, and Eameses owned it, though. I left soon after they sold it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NHClimber View Post
    It was removed by the forest service...
    No it was not. It succumbed to nature and had a natural death.

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