The Mount Washington Cog Railway, the World’s first mountain-climbing cog railway, will be opening for its 146th season bringing visitors from all over the world to the summit of the Northeast’s highest peak on Saturday, April 25.
This year, the Cog will once again be offering the popular events and special tours including the AMC Nature Train Tour, Observatory Tours, Photo Workshop Tours, annual Railfans’ Day and the Holiday Family Festival. Look for more details on all events online at http://www.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 22, everyone saves with $13 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, is on displayat the Marshfield Base Station. This special train will be making an appearance at the League of NH Craftsman Festival this summer, being held at Mount Sunapee Resort, August 1- 9. Visitors can learn about the story of Peppersass and The Cog when visiting The Cog Railway Museum, located on the lower level of the Base Station.
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 train departure 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.