We made a trip to New England recently. One of the highlights was riding the steam engine cog rail to the top of White Mountain. We drove up there some 20 years ago and decided to take the train this time, in paticularly the steam engine one that only goes twice a day – there are plenty of diesel engine ones. The train climbs on very steep slope so the cog in the middle of rails prevent the train from slipping. The scenery was beautiful especially with the earlier rain causing a lot of mist in the mountains. As we arrived on the top it was all foggy – we were in the clouds!
Pure nostalgy… Steam trains may be not so good for the environement but they have a lot more caracter.
Yes, I agree but for the photography the white steam and black smoke are a lot more colorful from the old coal-fired locomotive than the plain diesel engine.
What a beautiful landscape and the colors are incredible!
Yes, it’s an incredible landscape and since the train can only go 3 miles per hour we were able to enjoy the view clearly. It’s interesting to observe different types of tree and vegetation all along. At the top there were no trees because of the constant strong wind (the 200 mi/hour was recorded once as the strongest wind in US).
Thank you very much for sharing these photos from Cog Railway to top of White Mountain. I enjoy the photos and the beautiful sceneryvery much. Best Wishes !!! Lien-fu Huang