New England's Mount Washington Cog Railway Still Climbing

New England's Mount Washington Cog Railway Still Climbing

The Mount Washington Cog Railway, the first mountain-climbing cog railway in the world, celebrated 150 years of business in 2019. The Cog, ( as it is affectionately nicknamed ) is located in the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire, 6 miles from the grand Mount Washington Hotel. 

The Cog has remained a key icon of New Hampshire's heritage and has maintained its historic roots by allowing passengers to take the three-hour round trip riding in a historically inspired coach powered by a 1912 vintage coal-fired steam locomotive or one of the modern biodiesel engines, all built on - site. 

The mountain train experience is a must-do New England adventure. Passengers experience views reaching from the Atlantic Ocean into Canada as the train reaches the summit on their journey. Once at the top, visitors will find Mount Washington State Park and the Sherman Adams Visitors Center. This hearty mountain-top facility houses a winter weather exhibit, cafeteria, gift shop and restrooms. 

There is an hour to visit the 1853 Tip Top House, (the original hiker's hotel) enjoy a snack, explore the state park building and take in the magnificent view from the rocky summit. Back at the mountain base, the Cog Railway Museum, located in the upper level, tells visitors the fascinating story of how the historic railway came to be and offers media presentations and interactive exhibits. Visitors can also peruse the gift shop full of local and custom items to find that perfect Cog gift or souvenir.

 The Cog Railway is located at 3168 Base Road, Mount Washington, NH just six miles from historic Bretton Woods and Rte. 302, 3 hours north of Boston and 6 hours north of NYC. Call 603.278.5404 for general information or 603-278-2256 for group booking information or visit

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