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AlpineHikerFan71
12-05-2006, 12:03 PM
http://www.wmur.com/news/10466997/detail.html

The rockpile will soon be getting electricity not from the generators much longer. After an agreement with the Cog Railway....... read the link above

Bill O
12-05-2006, 12:19 PM
That is going to be great. They'll be able remove the noisy generators from under the entryway. The summit will be a much quieter place and the observers will have to brave a much more exciting trek to the precip can.

I'm not sure how much the Obs pays for electricity but grid power should be much cheaper and more reliable.

While they are stringing power up the cog I'm also guessing they will include high speed internet lines. Which opens up an unrestricted data stream from the summit.

AlpineHikerFan71
12-05-2006, 12:31 PM
That is going to be great. They'll be able remove the noisy generators from under the entryway. The summit will be a much quieter place and the observers will have to brave a much more exciting trek to the precip can.

I'm not sure how much the Obs pays for electricity but grid power should be much cheaper and more reliable.

While they are stringing power up the cog I'm also guessing they will include high speed internet lines. Which opens up an unrestricted data stream from the summit.

i never thought about that Bill, high speed up there. that is going to be awesome and lead to many more opportunitties. Like you said it will be much cheaper and quieter.

Bill O
12-05-2006, 12:41 PM
i never thought about that Bill, high speed up there. that is going to be awesome and lead to many more opportunitties. Like you said it will be much cheaper and quieter.

They currently have high speed internet on the summit, but its wireless via microwave.

HikerBob
12-05-2006, 09:08 PM
On the down side hikers will no longer have the 'place hands through the vents' hand and upper body warmers :rolleyes: :D

(For the curious - left side of THIS (http://www.bobspics.com/hike06/06-11-11/page13.html) picture)

Bob

Brad
12-05-2006, 09:15 PM
On the down side hikers will no longer have the 'place hands through the vents' hand and upper body warmers :rolleyes: :D

(For the curious - left side of THIS (http://www.bobspics.com/hike06/06-11-11/page13.html) picture)

Bob
Bob,

What a wonderful set of pictures! A long hike and a long day.

HikerBob
12-05-2006, 09:23 PM
Thanks Brad. It was a long day but very rewarding and we really lucked out with the weather.

Bob

AlpineHikerFan71
12-05-2006, 09:33 PM
Bob,

What a wonderful set of pictures! A long hike and a long day.
Bob,
Great shots, WOW. the one with the sun just rising on the horizon is awesome.
thanks for sharing with us:)

hiker8261
12-05-2006, 10:52 PM
I had read that the plan includes fiber optic lines. The communications equipment, phones and the internet would all benefit from a fiber line.
An old newspaper article online indicated the 2004 contract was going to include a new building, a power grid for the summit, a back up generator and a substation at the base.

Some official info from 1/06 is here:
http://www.nhstateparks.org/ParksPages/MtWashMinutes/MWCMinutes012006.html


chris

AlpineHikerFan71
12-08-2006, 12:04 AM
I had read that the plan includes fiber optic lines. The communications equipment, phones and the internet would all benefit from a fiber line.
An old newspaper article online indicated the 2004 contract was going to include a new building, a power grid for the summit, a back up generator and a substation at the base.

Some official info from 1/06 is here:
http://www.nhstateparks.org/ParksPages/MtWashMinutes/MWCMinutes012006.html


chris

Well i guess better late than never. I am just glad it is being done and should make for easier times in the offices on the summit for the hard working people up there

RRPrescott
12-08-2006, 03:40 PM
At that time we got our power from Channel 8 which transmitted their signal to the mountain out of Poland Springs.

The quarters for the Observers were also a lot different.

RRP