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I took this picture on the top of Mount Washington. The train in front of us is so called "Cog Rail" Train. A cog rail is a railway designed to operate on steep slopes and having a locomotive with a center cogwheel that engages with a cogged center rail to provide traction. Began its operation on 1869, Mount Washington Cog Railway is the first mountain-climbing cog railway.

I was told that this train is the original model of the famous children’s bed time story The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper.

There are a number of different ways to get to the top of Mount Washington. In this picture, you can see that the in addition to the train, there is paved drive road to climb the Mount Washington. Sure enough, there are a few trails for hikers to climb to this highest mountain in Northeastern of U.S.

The engine is a steam engine. A closer look at the train is provided in the WS

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Additional Photos by Wes Wang (weswang) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3591 W: 104 N: 4818] (18247)
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