Bretton Woods in Coos County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
The Old Hero
Peppersass - No. 1
Projector of the Enterprise
Location. 44° 16.22′ N, 71° 21.027′ W. Marker is in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, in Coos County. Marker is on Base Station Road 6.2 miles east of U.S. 302 when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker and subject locomotive are located at the Mount Washington Cog Railway Depot, northeast of the parking lot, overlooking the railroad tracks. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3168 Base Station Road, Bretton Woods NH 03575, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mount Washington Cog Railway (approx. ¼ mile away); Mount Washington Summit (approx. 2.3 miles away); Northern Peaks of Presidential Range (approx. 2.4 miles away); Crawford House (approx. 4.7 miles away); Crawford Depot (approx. 4.7 miles away); Mount Washington Hotel / Bretton Woods Monetary Conference First Ascent of Mount Washington (approx. 5.2 miles away); The Crawford Family (approx. 5.3 miles away).
More about this marker. This is a tall, painted, wooden "billboard-style" marker.
Also see . . .
1. Mount Washington Cog Railway. The railway was built by Sylvester Marsh, who came up with the idea while climbing the mountain in 1852. His plan was treated as insane. Local tradition says that the state legislature voted permission based on a consensus that harm resulting from operating it was no issue — since the design was attempting the impossible — but benefits were guaranteed. He was putting up $5,000 of his own money, and that, plus whatever else he could raise, would be spent locally, including building the Fabyan House hotel at nearby Fabyan Station to accommodate the expected tourists. The railway is sometimes called "Railway to the Moon", because one state legislator remarked during the proceedings that Marsh should be given a charter, not merely up Mount Washington, but also to the Moon. (Submitted on October 22, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. The History of the Locomotive: Old Peppersass (1869). The first locomotive built for the Mount Washington Cog Railway, "Old Peppersass" was designed specifically to climb extremely steep gradients. The engine (Submitted on October 22, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 20, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 22, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 7, 8, 9. submitted on October 23, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.