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“A fun afternoon excursion” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mount Washington Cog Railway

Mount Washington Cog Railway
Base Road, Six miles off Route 302, Bretton Woods, NH 03575
800-922-8825
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Group tours/train, Skiing
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Owner description: Climb to the top of Mount Washington on the world's first mountain-climbing Cog Railway trains!
Somerset NJ
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“A fun afternoon excursion”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

This is a great way to see an amazing bit of nature. You can enjoy the scenery, learn some history and relax.

Visited September 2012
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York, United Kingdom
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“Go up in the World...In style”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Went to this attraction as part of a USA package tour in September 2012.

3 Hrs of sheer magic. Wonderful experience. A remarkable experience for the kids and family and a tereasured memory for any "Live steam""enthusiast.

We were lucky. The weather, and the resultant views, were out of this World. But beware ! rising to over 6000ft the destination is a place where bad weather means BAD weather so dress accordingly on the day of your visit. Well worth getting there early in the day as that's the only train departure that guarantees you a trip with a coal fired live steam engine. The diesel engines that operate at other times of theday might get you there more smoothly and quietly but this trip is not about creatyure comfort.

Visited September 2012
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Dearborn, MI
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“A bit pricey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

When you consider that one can take the amtraK from Detroit to Chicago for nearly the same price. I went for the experience. It was rainy and I don't recommend to do this unless the day is clear and you can experience all the view from the top has to offer. To see just the fog, is not worth the price of the rail trip. Otherwise, I would say this is a good touristy thing to do.

Visited October 2012
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Franconia, New Hampshire
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“Very very over rated”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Day started with rain. Booked 1230 train but arrived early so were able to get on 1130 am. Were told by guide that when we reached the top there would be snow. All you could see on the up journey was trees, shrub land, old bits of wood, soot and coal and on reflection even if a good days weather this would still be all you saw on the journey. When we reached the top it was snowing and blowing wind at 55 mph and nearly knocked us off our feet. The whole time up there was spent inside as impossible to stay outside, know one was outside !!!! We had to brave the elements to get back on train for our return it was horrendous. Once on the train we were the second train to leave(2 trains go up a once) and we had to wait until 1000 ft clear track before we could descend. The heating was not working and it was freezing cold, then when the engine etc went to descend there were power problems. Apparently the company had been sold a dodgy batch of fuel, so being told that by our guide they new there could be a problem. The engine driver kept appearing in the mist by the engine trying to sort it out, and still,no heating!!!!!! Getting on for a hour later we started making the descent, and stopped several times with power problems. Eventually we arrived Base and to be honest it was quite frightening to think what would have happened if we had to be evacuated in such terrible weather conditions.

We spoke to several people who have experienced the mountain before and were told that you would probably only get clear days 30 out 365 days per year. The train journey would probably be fun in warm good weather but still do not think you would see much on way up but possible way down. So in my opinion you would be better to drive up and save $62 and not forgetting the $2 per person Internet booking charge(what is all that about, things are supposed to be cheaper book on the net)!!!!!!

Whole experience rates a big fat ZERO

Visited October 2012
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Seattle, Washington
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“Experience a part of history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

They have both a coal powered and electric (?) powered train up an elevated tract to the top of Mt. Washington

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