Blog : Climb to the Clouds with the Mt. Washington Cog Railway

By Corey | Apr 28, 2015 | in

Ride the world's first mountain climbing train to the top of Mt. Washington - the highest peak in New England. Join New Hampshire Public Television for a special celebration on the Mt. Washington Cog Railway on May 16. Those attending this event will receive the opportunity to take a ride on the iconic Cog Railway, have dinner at the Mt. Washington Resort, and attend a screening premiere of NHPTV's new documentary, "The Mt. Washington Cog Railway: Climbing to the Clouds". 

The Mt. Washington Cog Railway has managed to stay in private ownership and in operation consistently for over 144 impressive years. This Cog has been through the Great Depression, the Hurricane of '38, and the challenge of technology to become one of New Hampshire's most successful historical attractions. In 1868, the Cog was referred to as "one of the greatest wonders of all time" by the Boston Transcript at its inauguration. 

This railway is the perfect combination of historic and innovative. In addition to it being the first mountain climbing cog railway in the world, it now has solar-powered track switches and advanced Parker IQAN on-board computer packages. Complete with vintage steam engines and replica coaches, as well as biodiesel locomotives, the Mt. Washington Cog Railway is considered a "must do" attraction while visiting the White Mountains of New Hampshire. 

Passengers of the Cog's celebration event will experience a sense of historical adventure as they cruise on the three-hour guided train tour to the peak of the Northeast. Visitors will view the mountains and valleys of New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont, north into Canada, and east to the Atlantic Ocean. Visitors will then get the chance to explore the mountain-top community and see the memorabilia of the Cog at the Marshfield Station or let their curiosity take them through the ecosystem of the mountain at the summit. 

Dinner will be served in the Grand Ballroom of the Omni Mount Washington Resort and will be followed by the screening premiere of "The Mt. Washington Cog Railway: Climbing to the Clouds". There will be a post-film discussion with producer/videographer (and former cog engineer) Steve Giordani, along with Cog Railway owners and staff. 

This entire Cog Railway experience is $100 and tickets are available at Special rates are available at the Omni Mt. Washington Resort at (603) 278-8406 or by contacting NHPTV at

NHPTV is New Hampshire's only locally owned and operated television network aimed to engage minds, connect communities, and celebrate New Hampshire with programs that entertain, educate and enrich. In addition to showing award-winning local and national television programs, NHPTV is also a leader in education and community outreach through events like this. 

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