The Mount Washington Cog Railway, Bretton Woods

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The world's first mountain-climbing cog railway, The Mount Washington Cog Railway transports you to the top of Mount Washington for views of the mountains of New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, and Canada as well as the Atlantic Ocean. Choose between an old-fashioned coach powered by steam engine, or a modern, more environmentally friendly biodiesel option to take you to the summit at 1,916 m (6,288 ft). You'll have about an hour at the top of the highest peak in the Northeast, giving you a chance to explore the visitor center and Mount Washington Observatory's Weather Museum. Put The Mount Washington Cog Railway at the forefront of your travel plans using our Bretton Woods travel route planning site .
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  • When I realized that this trip would be $70 I wasn't sure I wanted to spend the money. I had been on railroads going up mountains before. But this was different--I didn't realize what a "cog" railroad...  more »
  • An excellent trip from every viewpoint. Lovely views on the way up with a comprehensive commentary from the guide who was very happy to answer questions. Once at the summit the views are excellent. Th...  more »
  • On an escorted coach holiday to New England and this was one of the highlights of our trip. The view is great and we were very lucky with the weather. It can be cloudy and windy - the previous day the...  more »
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  • If you want to experience true New England foliage that includes mountains and steam trains, this place is a must stop. Situated in New Hampshire Mountain scenery, it's a perfect place to go with friends or family. It's also the world's first mountain climbing train. You climb up a mountain riding brightly colored trains. Come during fall peak season for breath taking views of mountains dotted with trees of red, orange, and yellows! Ticket per person is pricy for $79 each, but it's a worthy one hour ride that takes you to the top of Mount Washington. Once you've reached the top there is an 1800's hotel now used as a museum and gift shops with a cafe inside the building! Nothing bad to say about this place and make sure you bring a jacket because it could get super cold up there!
  • We booked tickets on the coal-fired steam train to the top of Mount Washington. The sights, sounds and chugging of the steam engine were a really unique experience. The train crew was friendly and informative about the history of the train and how it operates. Bring some warm clothes for Mount Washington's unique weather as the temperature can differ by 20 or more degrees at the top.
  • One of the best experiences of my life, beautiful views, take the steam engine! There is nothing in the world like the sound of that engine pushing you up the mountain. Even if you can't see anything and there are 60 mile per hour winds at the top of the mountain, it is worth it!
  • Very beautiful and enjoyable. If your going to be in the area I would strongly suggest to make to the summit of Washington.
  • The steam engine is the way to go! And the brakeman was funny and very informative!

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