Ready to go west, after taking water at Crawford Notch Station.
Photo by Sudro Brown
Mass Bay RRE's North Country Steam Special
Once through the Gate of the Notch, our special stopped at Crawford Notch Station to take water, while our passengers and
the “chasers” shot photos from all angles and visited the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Macomber Information Center in the
1891 ex-MEC depot. 252 coupled on for dynamic braking on the 2% drop to Fabyan before we started west, easing downhill in
thick woods to a cleared area offering a sweeping view of the Presidential Range, with the historic Mount Washington Hotel in
the foreground. At Fabyan, 252 uncoupled and 7470 took up the load once more.