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Mt Washington Cog Railway


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This Lego Ideas concept was created in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Peppersass cog engine being built by Sylvester Marsh in 1866. Included in the set is a design for the Peppersass, and the Moosilauke steam engine. With enough support, the train set could be delivered in time for the anniversary. Also, this set commemorates a significant engineering feet, and is a stylish train to include in any Lego train enthusiast's collection.
The Peppersass engine is set on a display stand, similar to how it can be viewed at the base site (grass underneath instead of cement since it is more colorful). There is a small plaque for the name of the set engine to be included.
The Moosilauke engine features a "piston" design that is connected to the cogs and wheels of the train. This should allow for additional movement when pushed. The passenger car includes a detachable roof to allow for easy access to the seating area.

Image Notes:

  1. Detail of the Peppersass train on display.
  2. Peppersass from behind.
  3. Close detail of the lower section of the Peppersass train.
  4. Full shot of the Moosilauke train engine and passenger car.
  5. Closer angle of the Mossilauke engine.
  6. Train shot from behind.
  7. Close image of the gears and pistons for the Mossilauke engine.
  8. Image of the passenger car.
  9. Interior of the passenger car.

Quick History Notes about the Cog Railway:

Originally named "The Hero", the first cog engine was renamed "Peppersass" because of the boiler's design. Sylvester Marsh designed the engine to ascend Mt. Washington's summit, and it traveled close to the destination: 6,288 feet (1,917 m) above sea level. The engine uses cogs to climb up a rack rail design on the tracks, pushing one passenger car to the peak.
In 1976, the New Hampshire Cog Railway was designated as a National Historic Engineering Landmark.
The Moosilauke engine was later created (1883) to perform the trip. While not the first train with a horizontal boiler, it was used for many years until retiring to the village of Twin Mountains in 2013.

You can learn more about the Cog Railway by visiting the site:

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Future Updates:

There are plans to update this set with sticker designs to feel more authenticate, so keep your eyes open for the updates. The stickers for the passenger train are currently the most difficult, as I try to balance authenticity with ease of building.

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