On this day: Mount Washington Cog Railway Opened

All Aboard! On this day 145 years ago, the cog railway opened on Mount Washington, allowing an easy route for visitors to the top of the tallest peak in the Eastern US. The cog system was the first to be built on a mountainside, where gradients reach as much as 37%. While you can walk (the very hard way up) or drive (easier, but at times terrifying), travelling behind one of the railway’s steam locomotives is the best way to go. Street View at the summit just gives us a glimpse of one of them.

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