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The Mount Washington Cog Railway

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Address: Base Road, Six miles off Route 302, Bretton Woods, NH 03575
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Climb to the top of Mount Washington on the world's first mountain-climbing...

Climb to the top of Mount Washington on the world's first mountain-climbing Cog Railway trains!

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An exhillerating experience

An excellent stop for experiencing the older and newer ways to get to the top of the world! Although the bi deisel trins are newer brighter and more eco friendly, they are not... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 November 2016
Mahwah, New Jersey
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Mahwah, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

An excellent stop for experiencing the older and newer ways to get to the top of the world! Although the bi deisel trins are newer brighter and more eco friendly, they are not what the original steam engines were. Try to catch one of the original steam engines if it fits into your schedule. Well worth your while!

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Nashville, TN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

The early morning steam-powered trains at Mount Washington Cog Railway were booked weeks before our travel, so we arrived with the knowledge that we would be riding on one of the biodiesel-fueled trains. What I didn’t realize was that the trains for the day would book so quickly that morning. Fortunately for us, the sunny day and brisk tourism caused... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Something I said I would never do as I saw it climb several years before while we drove up/down Mt. Washington. I finally got up some courage and asked a friend to go with me while the rest of our group golfed and hiked. I purchased tickets in advance- highly recommend doing this if you want to ride on a... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Taking the railway was a lot more relaxing than driving - for both of us. Plus you get to learn a little bit about the area, the history and get to take photos - even if they are of the clouds/fog coming in to the rail car. It may be more expensive than driving your own car but again, more... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Ok, so it isn't the cog railway at Pikes Peak, but it is well worth doing. Especially if you go on the old coal fired engine. The conductor was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions about the mountain and the railway.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

It's not a very cheap deal but the landscapes, the 37° climb of the COG worth the price asked. Enjoy your trip with these wagons and try to stay on your feet during the climb.

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Hudson, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

We drove up to the Cog Rail Station to see the Foliage and take pictures of the Trains for our Grandson's. We did not take the train up because we have done that before and there was a 2 hour wait. We walked all around the area, went in the Museum and gift shop and even took a picture of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

My family & I took a trip up on the train & it was AWESOME!! Very clear day to see everything!! We hadn't ever gone up on the train before so it was very exciting for us all! We learned a lot too! It was very cold at the top, but just dress warm & they have Hot Chocolate &... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

This is a slow expensive attraction for what it is unless you are interested in the view of the mountains or railways. If you end up on the RHS of the car like I did up and LHS back there is nothing much to see for 1/2 hour each way. It is often cloudy so I wouldn't book ahead or... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

wonderful experience to ride in this old train. nice view going up and down. make sure to seat on one side on the train going up and the other side going down so you have a good view of both sides. up fantastic view. very wind up there, be ready to wear warm clothes, the temperature difference is huge. we... More 

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