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Mount Washington Cog Railway

Base Station Road
Bean's Grant, NH

Marker Number: 45
Name and date established: Bean's Grant 1967

Description: Completed in 1869 for $139,500, this unique railway was built through the genius and enterprise of Herrick and Walter Aiken of Franklin and Sylvester Marsh of Campton. Over three miles long, the average grade to the 6,293-foot summit is one foot in four. Made safe by toothed wheel and ratchet, it is the second steepest in the world and the first of its type.

Location: Located on Base Station Road about 5 miles from its intersection with Route 302.