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Mount Washington Wind Speed Broken

Mount Washington New Hampshire Images by ScenicNH Photography LLC

January 28, 2010 – Since April 12, 1934 Mount Washington in New Hampshire has held the record for the highest wind gust ever measured on earth at 231 miles per hour. A wind speed that some said would never be broken. Never say never. 

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Mount Washington Cog, Biodiesel Locomotive

Mount Washington Cog Railway - Biodiesel Locomotive on the summit of Mount Washington in the White Mountains of New Hampshire during the warm months. This is a one of a kind railroad in the world.
Biodiesel Locomotive – Mount Washington, New Hampshire

Mount Washington Cog Railway – Sylvester Marsh’s dream of building a railroad to the summit of Mount Washington in New Hampshire came true in 1869. Opened to the public on July 3, 1869, the Mount Washington Cog Railway is a three mile long railroad that travels to the summit of Mount Washington. Today, tourists from across the world come to New Hampshire to ride this scenic railroad.

In 2009 I made a trip to the summit of Mount Washington to photograph the Biodiesel locomotive that is now in operation on the Cog Railway. This is the Cog Railway's first Biodiesel locomotive, and it is a big step in the “Go Green” efforts. The biodiesel locomotive named “ Wajo Nanatasis “ looks similar to the steam locomotives used on the Cog Railway, only it is has a 600 horse-powered John Deere engine that burns biodiesel, which makes it environmentally friendly.

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