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Mount Washington Cog Railway Setting Attendance Records
The Mount Washington Cog Railway is having a record-breaking season. For the third consecutive month, The Cog reports an increase in the number of visitors flocking to the world's first-ever mountain-climbing cog railroad.
Located in the heart of the White Mountains, the unique attraction is garnering the attention of guests from Canada and Europe, as well as the four-compass points of the United States. "We had record-setting months in May, June and July," reports Wayne Presby, President of the historic railway.
The Cog's popularity owes much to its innovative, biodiesel locomotive engines. The new fleet allows for more frequently scheduled trips up the dramatic 6,288-foot alpine ascent. Thanks to this green technology, visitors enjoy a full hour on the Mount Washington summit - part of the panoramic Presidential Range and rugged Appalachian Mountain Trail.
"Our focus on capital improvements and enhancing the customer experience has shown dramatic results this season," said Presby of the multi-year refurbishing projects undertaken at the National Engineering Landmark.
"We are also proud of our employees' dedication to service" he added, citing The Cog's long-time and new staff members' professional commitment to quality as another contributing factor to the increase in ridership.
In operation since 1869, The Mount Washington Cog Railway experience includes free admission to The Cog Museum, located at the Marshfield Base Station, and the Mount Washington Observatory Museum at the summit. For more information, visit www.thecog.com or call 603-278-5404 or 800-922-8825.