Marshfield Station, NH- The Mount Washington Cog Railway will be bringing back an old favorite among train fans, “Railfan’s Day”, on September 13, 2013. Part of a region-wide train weekend event, The Cog’s “Railfan’s Day” will operate on an extended schedule of coal-fired vintage steam trains throughout the day, guided museum tours, and a chance to learn about the locomotives first-hand from the steam crew that operates them.
The day’s events will include special steam train trips with opportunities to get off the train and shoot passing trains at scenic Waumbek Switch. Visitors taking the 8:15 am train (offered daily) will travel to the summit of Mount Washington, the highest peak in the Northeast, to enjoy approximately one hour at the top for a visit to the Mount Washington Observatory Museum, photograph trains, views and explore before returning to Marshfield Base Station.
In addition to our regular daily biodiesel round-trip schedule, additional steam trains that travel the half-way trip to Waumbek Switch and allow for a photo stop will be offered at 12:15pm and 2:15 pm.
The Mount Washington Cog Railway, the first mountain-climbing cog railway in the world, is the only cog railway east of the Rockies. A full downloadable event schedule and train tickets are available online at www.thecog.com or by calling 603.278.5404. Guided tours and steam crew sessions throughout the day are complimentary. Space on trains is limited. Advance booking is recommended.