July 3, 1869 Old Peppersass became the first cog-driven train to climb Mt. Washington. Nowadays it takes 1,000 gallons of water and 1 ton of coal to make the trip with one of the steam locomotives. At no time are the locomotive and passenger coach coupled to each other. The locomotive pushes the car up the track and remains in the same position for the trip down. On the way down, one of the crew mans the passenger coach brake to assist in keeping control. It's a great ride, surely one of a kind! Here's a shortcut to the Cog's website. Enjoy:
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