Mount Washington Cog Railway, Cleanup

Cleanup efforts along the Mount Washington Cog Railway near the summit of Mount Washington in the White Mountains, New Hampshire.
Cog Railway Clean-up in 2009 – Mount Washington, NH
 

Mount Washington Cog Railway, Cleanup – I recently had the opportunity to photograph the on going cleanup efforts along the Mount Washington Cog Railway. The Cog Railway is a three mile railroad that travels to the summit of Mount Washington in New Hampshire.

This environmental project involves cleaning up debris along the Mount Washington Cog Railway. And it seems to be going on unnoticed in the White Mountains region. If you have never had the opportunity to see firsthand the mess that is along the Cog Railway you are in for a rude awakening on your first visit to the area.

Cleanup efforts along the Mount Washington Cog Railway, near the summit of Mount Washington, in the White Mountains, New Hampshire. This scene was photographed in 2009.
Cog Railway Clean-up in 2009 – Mount Washington, NH
 

For many this cleanup effort is a long awaited and overdue project. Anyone who has hiked the trails near the Cog Railway has witnessed the litter along it. Railroad debris is scattered up and down the three-mile long railroad. And as an environmental photographer, I find it to be poor land stewardship.

Cleanup efforts along the Mount Washington Cog Railway near the summit of Mount Washington in the White Mountains, New Hampshire.
Cog Railway Clean-up in 2009 – Mount Washington, NH
 

It will take some time to clean up the mess along the Cog Railway, but it is happening. And this cleanup effort goes hand in hand with the new Biodiesal Locomotive that was recently added to the Cog Railway. This work looks to be another step in the environmental cleanup on Mount Washington. I have to admit it was a little strange seeing an excavator in the alpine zone. 

You can license any of the above images for usage in publications by clicking on the image you are interested in. And you can view more images of the 2009 clean up here.

Happy image making..


 

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Erin Paul is a professional photographer who specializes in environmental conservation and historic preservation photography in the New Hampshire White Mountains. His work is published worldwide, and credits include; Backpacker Magazine, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, the Appalachian Mountain Club, and The Wilderness Society.

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