Lower end of “double track” at Waumbek Tank.
Photo by Walt Sapolsky
Sunset Steam Special at Mount Washington Cog Railway
We passed a down-bound diesel train on the “double track” at Waumbek Tank, after passing
through the massive new hydraulic switch; we took water and continued up the “new track” (new mileage, anyone?) to the
upper switch. Back on single track, we climbed past the Halfway House and across Jacob’s Ladder trestle. (Yes – we still try to
stand up at a 33-degree angle while on the trestle!) On the “Long Trestle,” we entered swirling clouds that engulfed us all the way
to the summit. At Skyline Siding, we met another down-bound train, watching our brakeman throw the last “old-style” switch on
the railway to line us up for the summit.