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Bean's Grant in Coos County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Mount Washington Cog Railway

 
 
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By Kevin Craft, July 6, 2011
1. Mount Washington Cog Railway Marker
Inscription.
Completed in 1869 for $139,500, this unique railway was built through the genius and enterprise of Herrick and Walter Aiken of Franklin and Sylvester Marsh of Campton. Over three miles long, the average grade to the 6,293-foot summit is one foot in four. Made safe by toothed wheel and ratchet, it is the second steepest in the world and the first of its type.
 
Erected by New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources. (Marker Number 45.)
 
Location. 44° 16.084′ N, 71° 21.24′ W. Marker is in Bean's Grant, New Hampshire, in Coos County. Marker is on Base Station Road 5.9 miles east of U.S. 302, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located about mile before arriving at Marshfield (base) station on the left. Marker is in this post office area: Twin Mountain NH 03595, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mount Washington Summit (approx. 2.5 miles away); Crawford House (approx. 4.5 miles away); Mount Washington Hotel / Bretton Woods Monetary Conference (approx. 4.8 miles away); The Crawford Family (approx. 5.2 miles
Mount Washington Cog Railway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, July 6, 2011
2. Mount Washington Cog Railway Marker
away); First Ascent of Mount Washington (approx. 5.3 miles away); Zealand and James Everell Henry (approx. 7.2 miles away); Frankenstein Trestle (approx. 7.8 miles away); The Ravine House (approx. 8 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Warning to GPS users: Mt Clinton road from Crawford Notch to Base Station Road is closed in winter and very, very (very) rough and bumpy and narrow in summer. Not recommended for RVs (hardly recommended for cars).
 
Also see . . .
1. Mount Washington Cog Railway. Official website (Submitted on July 11, 2011, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.) 

2. Mount Washington Cog Railway. Wikipedia (Submitted on July 11, 2011, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.) 
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesRailroads & Streetcars
 
<i>Jacob's ladder, Mt. Washington Ry., White Mts., New Hampshire</i> image. Click for full size.
By Detroit Publishing Company, circa 1900
3. Jacob's ladder, Mt. Washington Ry., White Mts., New Hampshire
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 3,600 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on , by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.   3. submitted on . • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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