The Mount Washington Cog Railway

The Mount Washington Cog Railway

by Bruce D. Heald
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The Mount Washington Cog Railway by Bruce D. Heald

Take a breathtaking ride on the Cog Railway to the summit of Mount Washington through the scenic White Mountains of New Hampshire.

On July 3, 1869, the approximately three-mile track leading to the summit of picturesque Mount Washington opened for public use. Once, only those daring enough to scale the 6,288 feet could enjoy the splendor of the scenery, but now everyone could journey to the summit using the invention of retired businessman Sylvester Marsh, who dreamed of this mountainous mode of transportation. Created at the height of the age of rail, the Cog Railway continues to chug up the mountain and into the hearts of tourists each year. Local historian Bruce D. Heald ties together the history of its construction with the grand romance of the railway as they triumphantly converge at the top of Mount Washington.

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ISBN-13: 9781609491963
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 04/06/2011
Pages: 127
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author


Dr. Bruce Heald is an adjunct professor of American military history at Plymouth State University and a fellow in the International Biographical Association. He is the recipient of the Gold Medal of Honor for literary achievement from the American Biographical Institute. Dr. Heald has written several books on the history of New Hampshire.

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