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Mount Washington Cog Railway
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On a recent road trip out to New England, we visited the Mount Washington Cog Railway, which I had ridden about 20 years ago as a little kid.  Opened in 1869, it was the world's first cog railway, and is the second steepest.  Only one train per day now is done with steam; they've built their own Biodiesel powered engines in-house (which they're quite proud of), but nothing can compare to the experience that steam traction can give.

Here's a video I put together, as well as some of my photos.





The clanking noise you hear is the ratchet (a one-way clutch) which functions much like the anti-rollback device on a roller coaster.  You can see it rattling away in some of the shots.

   

   

   

   

   
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