The Cog's Annual Web Contest
"Name That Train!" Contest
There were so many great submissions in the contest to name our new train, it was tough to narrow down the choices. We think you, as the voting public, did a wonderful job in choosing Rick Erwin's suggestion, "Metallak". (pronounced metal-lock) Paying tribute to the last local Abenaki tribal guide is the perfect fit for our adventurous new train.
Congratulations, Rick! Thank you all for participating!
Reach The Summit Video Contest
Thanks to all the New Hampshire schools who participated in the Reach the Summit contest and we hope to see you all on the mountain this summer!
Congratulations to Garrison Elementary for creating the winning video! Check out the winning video here
Second Place went to Lafayette Regional School in Franconia, NH! See video on youtube
The Cog 2011 Family Fun Photo Contest
At the end of the Season, a winning photo was chosen and the photographer received a ride for two passengers in the cab of one of our new eco-friendly, biodiesel locomotives!
View 2011 Photo Contest entries
Thanks to all who participated in the The Cog Railway Video Contest! There were some great videos submitted by Cog passengers and now featured here.
2009 Photo Contest Winner
The winning photographer: Sarah Paisley of Sharon, PA
Snow covered trees and Mt. Clay through the train window
2008 Photo Contest Winner
To celebrate 25 years of ownership, The Cog family invited visitors to share their Family Photos in our White Mountain Family Photo Contest.
2008 Grand Prize Winner: Bradley P. Stenstrom, Greenacres, FL
This photograph [above] was taken by my late Father-in-Law (R. H. Loomis - Windsor, CT) in August 1966 while he and his wife Jean had taken thier two daughters Beth (Arlington, Ma) & Dale (Concord, NH) to Mount Washington. Jean passed away in 1980 and Raymond in 2007. Their daughters live in New Hampshire and Massachusetts now. This photo was submitted in memory of their parents. Read more about this story....
"Name That Train" Contest Winners
As part of the official dedication of The Cog's first biodiesel engine, a contest was held in 2008 to "Name That Train".
A Pennsylvania couple who spent part of their summer vacation in New Hampshire's White Mountains were the proud winners of the "Name That Train" contest. Ruth and Larry Kirkman of Brookville, PA made the 700-mile trip north to be a part of the festivities. The name, Wajo Nanatasis, was chosen out of the 200 plus names submitted. Wajo Nanatasis is Abenaki for "Mountain Hummingbird."