Robin Stevens: Photos: USA 2007: New England and Southwest: New Hampshire:

Mount Washington and Cog Railway


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Mount Washington from Bretton Woods
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On the ascent
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Nearby ski area
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Building on the summit
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It gets a bit windy up here
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Fortunately this house isn't going anywhere...
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Weather station for keeping an eye on the conditions
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We started down here
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View towards Bretton Woods, and some smoke from a train
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Mount Washington Hotel
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Lakes of the Clouds and a house halfway down the mountain
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Shuttle bus on the auto road and the base station in the background
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Hikers coming up the hard way
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Rocky hillside
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Ski runs on a nearby mountainside
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Jeff on the summit
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...and a crowd of other people
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Tip Top House
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Stove in the interior
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Kitchen
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Oil lamp
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Giant insect menaces New Hampshire!
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Jeff and a large mast
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Locomotive Ammonoosuc (built 1875) starts its descent. Who'll reach the bottom first?
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Hiker coming up meets train coming down
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Locomotive Kroflite (surprisingly, built 1972)
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Stoker
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Time to go!
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Kangamagus (built 1874) and Ammonoosuc at the summit
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Jeff watches the departing train
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Base station
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Moose head on the station wall. Wouldn't be out of place at Fawlty Towers
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Don't mention those two fatal accidents...
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Devil's shingle, formerly used by employees to descend from the summit. Fastest runs averaged over 100km/h.
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Bear diorama in the museum
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The summit
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Peppersass (built 1866, on static display since the 1929 accident)
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Fred Dibnah would like these
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Kroflite prepares for another ascent
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Coupling
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Going up is a dirty process...
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More coal needed. Each ascent requires a tonne of the stuff.
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Pollution? Who cares?
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Moosilauke (built 1983) returns from the summit
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Locomotive partway up the mountain
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Agiocochook (built 1883) descends
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It did, you know
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