The Mount Washington Cog Railway, The World’s first mountain-climbing cog railway, will be opening for its 2014 season bringing visitors from all over the world to the summit of the Northeast’s highest peak on Saturday, April 26. The season marks the 145th year of operation for the Cog.
This year, the Cog will once again be offering the popular events including Ride & Observatory Tours, Photo Workshop Tours, annual Railfans’ Day and a Holiday Family Festival. Look for more details on all events online at thecog.com
As part of each 3-hour round trip on the Cog, Passengers spend about an hour on the summit, where those ticket holders get free admission to the new summit weather museum created by the Mount Washington Observatory. The exhibit provides a fascinating look at the extremes of winter on Mount Washington, all from the comfort of an interactive exhibit located in the lower level of the Sherman Adams Visitors Center.
Throughout the season, there are special trains and discounts for our guests. Starting Memorial weekend, the Cog will be firing up its vintage steam trains, and will be running the steamer as the first train up the mountain throughout the season on scheduled days. Beginning June 16, everyone saves with $15 off their ticket on the last train on most days. Even this Fall, passengers can save with a $10 discount beginning in September (excluding Holiday periods). The details on the train schedule, specials and discounts can be found online.
Old Peppersass,the train that built the Cog Railway, so nicknamed for its pepper-sauce bottle shape, ison display at the Marshfield Base Station and the Cog Railway Museum. The museum is full of memorabilia about this pioneering railroad. Admission is open to the public and free to all.
Tickets for Cog Railway excursions can now be purchased online at http://www.TheCog.com. Due to the popularity of the rides, buying tickets in advance is strongly recommended. The Cog will be running weekends only until Memorial Day Weekend. Visit the schedule online for times.
The Cog is located at Marshfield Base Station on Base Road, Mount Washington, NH just 6 miles off route 302 near Historic Bretton Woods, NH. For more information and the daily train schedule, visit http://www.thecog.com or contact The Cog at 1-800-922-8825 or in New Hampshire at 603-278-5404.