The Mount Washington Cog Railway


Visit the world’s first mountain-climbing cog railway! Designed by inventor Sylvester Marsh in 1869, Mount Washington Cog Railway offers 3-hour round trip excursions to the highest peak in the Northeast aboard historic steam and biodiesel trains. Before boarding the train, groups can take a tour of The Cog Museum at Marshfield Base Station to learn more about the railway’s history.  Aboard the train, groups will see Mount Washington’s geological formations, native plants, and more. The train’s brakemen will answer any questions your group may have during the excursion. The railway is not properly mapped by GPS services, so it is highly recommended that visitors use directions provided on Mount Washington Cog Railway’s website to ensure they do not get lost.
 
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Contact Info
Address: Marshfield Station, 3168 Base Station Rd., Mount Washington, NH 03589. Coos County. 
 
Tel: 603-278-5404.
 
 
Website: www.thecog.com.
 
Hrs: Vary.
 
CAMP
At Marshfield Base Station, camp groups can visit the The Cog Museum, which features visual, audio, and video displays about inventor Sylvester Marsh’s innovative railway design, the Industrial Revolution, the railway’s green technology and more. As campers ascend the Northeast’s tallest peak, the train’s brakeman will highlight aspects of Mount Washington’s scenery, including plants, mountains of the Presidential Range, and more. Brakemen will also answer any math-related questions about the train and railway. Customized field trip dates and times might be available upon request. Field trips must be reserved at least a week in advance. Learn more
 
Contact Info
Contact: Group Sales, 603-278-2256, groupsales@thecog.com.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. 
 
Group Size: 20 minimum.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours. 
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: 3 hours. 
 
Recomm. Ratio of Campers to Staff: Varies.
 
Registration: Online, Phone, Email.
 
Food Options: Available for purchase.
 
Cost: Fee. 
 
Accessible To: PD.