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MOUNT WASHINGTON COG RAILWAY OPENING FOR ITíS 147TH SEASON
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The Mount Washington Cog Railway, the World’s first mountain-climbing cog railway, will be opening for its 147th season bringing visitors from all over the world to the summit of the Northeast's highest peak on Saturday, April 30.

(TRAVPR.COM) USA - April 19th, 2016 - MARSHFIELD STATION, NH - The Mount Washington Cog Railway, the World’s first mountain-climbing cog railway, will be opening for its 147th season bringing visitors from all over the world to the summit of the Northeast's highest peak on Saturday, April 30.

As part of each 3-hour round trip on the Cog, Passengers spend about an hour on the summit, where those ticket holders get free admission to the new summit weather museum created by the Mount Washington Observatory. The exhibit provides a fascinating look at the extremes of winter on Mount Washington, all from the comfort of an interactive exhibit located in the lower level of the Sherman Adams Visitors Center.

This year marks the 150th birthday of Peppersass, the locomotive that built the railway. The Cog will be offering some new events in celebration of the anniversary. July 15 and 16 marks the first annual Handcrafted Fest at The Cog. The League of NH Craftsmen, NH Handmade, and WREN exhibiters will be featuring their fine Granite-state products. On Saturday, August 20, The Cog will host its first ever Steampunk Festival.  Steampunk is a melding of the Victorian age fused with modern technology in a Wild Wild West style for a colorful and exciting event.

Throughout the season, there are special events, trains and discounts for visiting guests. Starting Memorial weekend, the Cog will be firing up its vintage steam trains, and will be running the steamer as the first train up the mountain throughout the season on scheduled days.  Beginning June 19, everyone saves with $15 off their ticket on the last train on most days. Even this Fall, passengers can save with a $10 discount beginning in September. Discounts are not available during Holiday periods.  The details on the train schedule, specials and discounts can be found online.

Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended. Tickets for Cog Railway excursions can now be purchased online at www.TheCog.com or by phone at 603.278.5404. The Cog is located at Marshfield Base Station on Base Road, Mount Washington, NH just 6 miles off route 302 near Historic Bretton Woods, NH. For more information and the daily train schedule, visit thecog.com. 

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Name: Rebecca Metcalf
Company: Mount Washington Cog Railway
Phone: 603.278.2255
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