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The Mount Washington Cog Railway

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Address: Base Road, Six miles off Route 302, Bretton Woods, NH 03575
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Climb to the top of Mount Washington on the world's first mountain-climbing...

Climb to the top of Mount Washington on the world's first mountain-climbing Cog Railway trains!

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Amazing Experience!

We took a trip on the coal-fired steam engine train up the Mount Washington Railway in the fall and it was an amazing experience. Whilst it's a slow climb to the top, you never... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Hertford, United Kingdom
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Hertford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took a trip on the coal-fired steam engine train up the Mount Washington Railway in the fall and it was an amazing experience. Whilst it's a slow climb to the top, you never get bored and the journey on the way down is an experience in itself. The early 8.00am train also allows an amazing drive to the railway... More 

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Leicester, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

If you need a getaway, the White Mountains provide a great refuge. The Cog Railway was a fun experience that provided great views and peace. Definitely worth it.

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Kelseyville, California
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

The Cog Railway Train climbs up the steep mountain. Nice way to start a review you will see why. Another 50-State Quest done in August again not in ((2016 but in 1995)). This year was the 6 New England states but for this review I will only cover our 29th state in New Hampshire. The others you can look for... More 

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Rye, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

As a native New Hampshirite, I've seen the little train go up and down Mount Washington hundreds of times, and a friend and I finally got on the darn thing. It was great! It helped that it was a sunny, clear day -- the views were beautiful. It's not the Rockies, but the White Mountains have their own splendor. The... More 

1 Thank NHjo
Pompton Plains, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I've travelled on the cog several times over the past 20 years or so, and find it to be the easiest, and most-relaxing way to get to the top of Mt. Wsahington. During leaf-peeper season, the views of the multi-colored White Mountains are spectacular. The only down-side, or, I should say "down-sides", are the cost, and the crowds. Unless you... More 

3 Thank David D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

The cog railway was a crazy thing to build, and doesn't really look possible even now! The rails seem to run vertically in places. The carriages are open- sided; great for photos but very chilly. We were lucky with a fine sunny day, but even so it was very cold and windy at the summit. The views are astonishing. We... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Outstanding, amazing, most definitely wear earplugs, and enjoy the experience! The conductor is very interesting and informative; however, my ears have been ringing ever since from the clanking of the cog biting into the track for the entire time going up and down. The views and experience is not to be missed, tho, so stop in at CVS to get... More 

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Mansfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

My family loved the COG Railway! We've told others about it. It's a must see if in New Hampshire! The views were amazing!!! We went in August and the temperature significantly drops at the top of the mountain. I had open toed shoes and a tank top on and I about froze at the top. It went from in the... More 

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Vineland, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We made it just in time for an 11:30 trip. It took about 45 minutes and then you are given an hour at the summit. It was freezing cold, the wind gusted at 50 mph, but it was worth every minute of it. Since the railroad is in existence there since the 1860's, it was all the more interesting.

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Mahwah, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

An excellent stop for experiencing the older and newer ways to get to the top of the world! Although the bi deisel trins are newer brighter and more eco friendly, they are not what the original steam engines were. Try to catch one of the original steam engines if it fits into your schedule. Well worth your while!

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