New Hampshire Then & Now, © 2006 Peter Randall

Conway, New Hampshire, New Hampshire Then and Now, Peter Randall
Mount Washington Railway, photographed by C. E. Leavitt, July 13, 1906. The Mount Washington Cog Railway to the summit of Mount Washington was opened in 1869, and in 1876 a spur line from the Boston and Maine tracks at Fabyans, above Crawford Notch, was extended to the Cog's base station. Passengers could then ride by train from major cities right to the top of Mount Washington, spend the night at the Summit House, then go back down via the Cog Railway or by stage down the carriage road to connect with the train at Glen in Bartlett. In 1887, such a round trip from Boston cost $17. New Hampshire Historical Society collection.   Conductor Dave Baker, Conway Scenic Railroad, Conway, 2004. This popular tourist attraction recalls the White Mountain railroad era when most visitors rode the rails to North Country hotels and inns. The Conway Scenic Railroad runs a passenger train through Crawford Notch to the old Boston and Maine Crawford Station adjacent to the Appalachian Mountain Club's Highland Center, and sometimes travels a few miles north to Fabyans Station, where the old spur line extended to the Cog Railway. © Peter Randall

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