We visited the West Coast of the USA in June 2002 - partly on business, but took a few days holiday around the work appointment.
Climbing to the summit of Mount Washington, this wonderful railway was the first to use a cog engaging in a rack to drag the locomotive up and to brake the descent. Since 1869 the railway, built from the start for tourists, has been making the 3 hour return trip. An excellent day out - not just for train buffs.
I took this photo as our locomotive was being re-coaled and watered. Love all that smoke, but not in my back yard!
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