Mt Washington Cog Railway 2015 Season Events
Mount Washington Guided Photo Train Tours
Monday July 13
Sunday September 13
Now offering photo tours this summer season! Our photo tours are open to all abilities. The tour will include a round trip train ticket, 4 hours of shooting time at the summit with one-on-one instruction from a professional photographer and a boxed lunch. Participants should be prepared to traverse rocky terrain and be ready for all weather conditions. Use the provided guide (400 KB pdf) for instructions and clothing gear guidelines. Departing on the 10:30 am train, returning to base at 4:30 pm. $165 per person, Please plan to arrive 45 minutes prior to departure, tour will meet in the Base Station lobby for a short introduction before boarding. Call for details or to book in advance at 603.278.2255 or 603.278.2256 or email; space is limited.
Spectacular Fireworks Display
The New Hampshire Pyrotechnic Association, in association with the Mount Washington Cog Railway, will be performing a spectacular fireworks display Saturday July 25th at 9PM at the Cog Railway's Base Station. Show designer, Barry Stewart, a Cog Railway alumni, has put together a choreographed show utilizing both ground and aerial effects which will rival most "municipal" shows done throughout New Hampshire and beyond.
There will be a shish kabob BBQ dinner served at Marshfield Station from 5:30 to 7:30 pm by Catalano's Restaurant. The cost per plate is $15 for adults and $10 for children. The Cog Railway will also be hosting a raffle at the event with a variety of great prizes from local businesses to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of The North Country, and the BGCNC will be hosting kid's activities and games. The BGCNC is a non-profit organization with a mission to provide a fun, safe and positive place for all children of the North Country under the guidance of caring adults.
The New Hampshire Pyrotechnic Association is comprised of both professional, and amateur technicians who conduct training and mentoring of new firework professionals, some of which are those people performing local and regional firework displays.
In the event of severely inclement weather, the fireworks event will be cancelled. Please check our Facebook page for updates or call 603.278.5404
AMC Natural History Train Tour
Monday, August 31
Join Appalachian Mountain Club Senior Interpretive Naturalist Nancy Ritger on the Cog Railway for a tour of Mount Washington's amazing natural environment. Upon reaching the summit we will spend approximately 3 hours exploring the tundra environment at the top of the mountain. We will take the opportunity to walk down the Crawford Path and consider the adaptations of the plants and animals to live in such a harsh environment. From the low growing krumholtz to the tightly bound cushion plants, we will check out a variety of alpine species on our naturalist tour around the summit cone. August 31, 12:30 pm train. Plan to arrive 45 minutes prior to departure time. Round trip tour is approximately 5 hours; 1 hour to the top, 3 hours spent at the summit and one hour returning to the base, returning around 5:30. $109 per person. Must be able to traverse rocky terrain. Dress for mountain-top weather, include boots or sturdy shoes, layers, windbreaker or rain gear, gloves, hat and water. Lunch on own ( summit snack bar is cash only). For details or to book in advance call 603.278.2255 or 603.278.2259, or email - Space is limited.
Friday, September 11
Railfans dream come true! A day of coal-fired steam train and photo opportunities, visits with the steam crew as they service the trains, and a guided museum tour. Our regularly scheduled 9:15 am steam trip will stop at Waumbek Switch, (about halfway up) for a photo run-by. At the summit and upon return to the base the steam crew will be available for discussion. There will be a guided museum tour at 12:30 pm.
Ride & Observatory Tour
Take the train to the summit and go behind the scenes where weather observers record some of the Earth's most fascinating weather. Tours are about 10 minutes. Please call 603.278.5404 for booking details.
All Aboard with Santa!
Join us for a Family Holiday Weekend at the Cog!
29 Marshfield Base Station will be buzzing with holiday family activities, and there will be treats for the whole family. Santa will be riding the train with guests, round trip (halfway up the mountain.) Please Book online or call to book at 603.278.5404.
"Name That Train!" Contest
Thanks for all the great entries, we're reviewing the names and will announce the new name soon!