SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2016:

Today I drove back over Crawford Notch to the Mount Washington Cog Railway.


Click on the images below for the original full-size image.

Below is the car and conductor that took me to the top of the mountain.
Mount Washington Cog Railway in the White Mountains of New Hampshire

At the speed of five miles per hour it takes 40 minutes to get to the top.
Mount Washington Cog Railway in the White Mountains of New Hampshire

The view from the top was spectacular. The weather was perfect.
Summit of Mount Washington in the White Mountains of New Hampshire

I watched the steam engine make its daily return trip down the mountain.
Steam engine descending Mount Washington in the White Mountains of New Hampshire

Below is the base station at the Mount Washington Cog Railway.
Base station at the Mount Washington Cog Railway in the White Mountains of New Hampshire

Watch the video below for more details about this excursion.

28 minute video of the Mount Washington Cog Railway.



MY DAILY EMAIL SENT ON SEPTEMBER 17, 2016
Cordial Greetings,

The weather was perfect again here in New Hampshire. Today I went back to the top of Mount Washington. But I didn't drive this time, I took the cog railway. I drove back to the Crawford Notch area and boarded the Mount Washington Cog Railway. Below is a picture of the train I rode up on and that is Eli our brakeman standing by the train.



The train goes at the break-neck speed of 5 m.p.h. The track is three and a half miles long, and it takes forty minutes to get to the top. Below is a picture as we were climbing to the top at about the midway point.



We had an hour to spend at the summit. The trains that brought us up left and that is them in the picture below as they are poking down the mountain.



Another set of trains came back to pick us up. Below is a picture of the train I took down the mountain at the base station as I was leaving.



Today's final picture is of Mount Washington and one of the trains starting it journey to the top.



We were told that there are less than 60 days a year when you can see anything from the summit of Mount Washington. Well I have done it twice in the last three days. Unfortunately those going up tomorrow are not going to have the same luck. We're supposed to have bad weather both tomorrow and Monday. Tomorrow I am going to drive to Portland, wait for the weather to clear and then make my way up the coast of Maine. The bigger city will give me access to movie theaters and things to do in the rain while I wait out the weather. I also need to mail my broken computer back. My return box was waiting for me here at the hotel when I arrived. But there are not any FedEx shipping places here, so I couldn't send it back yet.

Good Day,

Tim




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