NEW NHPTV DOCUMENTARY "THE MT. WASHINGTON COG RAILWAY: CLIMBING TO THE CLOUDS"

PREMIERES IN MAY ON MT. WASHINGTON & NHPTV PRIME

Special Event Saturday, May 16th Features Ride on Cog up Mt. Washington, Dinner at Mt. Washington Resort, Screening + Discussion Program Premieres Friday, May 22nd at 8 PM on New Hampshire Public Television – NHPTV PRIME(DURHAM, April 27, 2015) – Inspired by the grandeur of Mount Washington and the desire for people to see the are-inspiring beauty of the highest peak in the Northeast, Sylvester Marsh’s vision to build the first mountain-climbing cog railway in the world became a reality in 1866. Now, more than 145 years after the “Railway to the Moon” (as it once was called) began operating, this documentary explores the history of the iconic Mt. Washington Cog Railway, from its founding visionary Sylvester Marsh to its current operations, to the dramatic times that have tested this engineering marvel. Marsh, through ingenuity and inventiveness created the world’s first cog railway that could climb miles and miles of elevation, fighting gravity and inertia. On July 3, 1869, “Old Peppersass” became the world’s first cog-driven train to climb the 6,288-foot Mt. Washington. Today, modern biodiesel engines climb the mountain along with a steam engine, continuing to offer “Coggers” a unique and thrilling experience. THE MT. WASHINGTON COG RAILWAY: CLIMBING TO THE CLOUDS is the story of years of adversity, persistence and success. And NHPTV has a special connection with the Cog: the documentary’s producer and videographer, Steve Giordani, was once a Cog Railway engineer."Climbing To The Clouds" Cog Ride, Dinner & Screening PremiereTo celebrate this New Hampshire icon and NHPTV’s new documentary about it, we’re hosting a celebration right on Mt. Washington! Join us Saturday, May 16th for a ride on the Cog Railway, dinner at the beautiful Mount Washington Resort, and the screening premiere and discussion of THE MT. WASHINGTON COG RAILWAY: CLIMBING TO THE CLOUDS. Event details and tickets at nhptv.org/cog.THE MT. WASHINGTON COG RAILWAY: CLIMBING TO THE CLOUDS premieres May 22 at 8 PM on NHPTV PRIME; additional airdates on PRIME & EXPLORE and online at video.nhptv.org

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