View Full Version : First Cog - 2011 - Contest

03-26-2011, 10:01 AM
Let's start off a new contest even though we are just starting the Highest Low Temperature contest. We ran this contest last year and had to go into several phases to finally get a winner - Charlie.

Guess the date when we will see the first cog in the North web camera archive images going either up or down.

Remember the images are every 15 minutes and we could miss all of them on a specific date.


1. We must see a part of the cog in the image. Smoke is not sufficient.

2. Entries can be made starting now.

3. All entries must be made and dated by this forum to be no later than 11:59 PM on Sunday, April 15th. Get your entries in along with your taxes.

4. Employees of the Cog company are not allowed to win. They may enter if they wish.

5. If a date has been selected by more than one person, only the first entry will be valid.

6. Once a guessed date has passed, that entry is no longer valid.

7. If the actual date is not guessed, then the person who guesses the next calendar date is the winner.

8. The winner will receive a hearty round of applause from all participants and lurkers.

Let's see if we can do better this year.

Snow Miser
03-26-2011, 12:37 PM
My guess is May 15th. One day earlier than Charlie' pick last year. I feel and early spring coming this year. :)

03-26-2011, 02:15 PM
im going with May 21st this time

03-26-2011, 02:48 PM
I will go with my anniversary. May 27

03-27-2011, 06:43 AM
I will go with May 24th!

03-27-2011, 07:37 AM
Friday May 13th.

03-27-2011, 07:52 AM
I'll say May 2nd, just because I like the #2...:D

03-27-2011, 09:32 AM
I'm going to go with May 19th

03-27-2011, 11:54 AM
I'll go with May 17th

03-29-2011, 12:25 PM
Wednesday, May 11th

03-29-2011, 07:04 PM
The thread has been linked in the observers comments from today! Maybe this will bring more people in to guess when the first cog will come up the mountain and also bring more people to the forums of the site.

03-29-2011, 08:37 PM
i hate to say this because it will not be good for me wining again this year but some of you picked days the train is not running . they only do weekends until may 28th then they start week day trips .
but if you want keep you date it is good with me lol

03-29-2011, 10:08 PM
Since I have one of those non-weekend days, I would like to change my guess to May 31st...Memorial Day :) Thanks for the heads up Charlie!

03-30-2011, 07:57 AM
I just looked again and it appears all but two of us picked a weekday while they are only doing weekends. Since this is the case, I'd like to switch my guess to the 22nd

03-30-2011, 09:22 AM
Thanks charlie. I would like to change my date to May 28th

03-30-2011, 11:49 AM
I have a question......

Couldn't the Cog still go to the Summit without passengers and be seen in the North cam? Perhaps to make sure the tracks are clear and such??? If yes, then couldn't that happen anyday, not just on the weekends? The rules don't say we have to see passengers..

Anyone know the answer to my question? Does the Cog go to the Summit without passengers? If yes, I'm standing my ground with Friday the 13th....

Snow Miser
03-30-2011, 02:42 PM
Good point Karen. Rule 1 only states that "We must see a part of the cog in the image. Smoke is not sufficient". So you may be correct.

03-30-2011, 08:34 PM
yes it does go to the summit but you have a better chance for the weekends at first .

why did i say any thing now i made it harder for me to win :-(

03-30-2011, 08:51 PM
I'm going go with May 21th.

03-31-2011, 08:59 AM
The cog could be going up any day of the week including days before it officially opens for passengers. They will certainly want to check out the tracks and do repairs. You have to see a portion of the cog (engine or car) in the North camera image.

03-31-2011, 11:25 AM
I'm betting on May 20. I await the aforementioned thunderous applause! (And the sight of the cog...)

Anna LeBlanc
04-03-2011, 06:11 PM
I'm going to take my chances and say May 26th.


04-04-2011, 12:54 PM
I will go with May 12th

04-04-2011, 07:32 PM
Here is the list - so far.

5/02 - KathyC
5/11 - Rich
5/13 - BAXTERCA2
5/15 - Snow Miser
5/17 - whitemtnvisitor
5/20 - silverdiva
5/21 - Charlie (Trailsend's entry is not valid)
5/22 - sdways01
5/26 - Anna LeBlanc
5/28 - Chris
5/30 - Brad
5/31 - tdb1977

05-07-2011, 10:16 PM
Was the first cog of the season seen on the North Camera today? I see that there is a picture of it on today's comments.

05-07-2011, 11:46 PM
Was the first cog of the season seen on the North Camera today? I see that there is a picture of it on today's comments.

The photo posted in the Comments was not taken with the North camera and does not quality for the contest. It probably came up on May 6th since the Comments are generally posted at night. However, there was a work train that came up a bit earlier on May 6th. Since there is no specification in the contest rules for the type of train (with or without passengers), this is the first train spotted on the North web camera for the season!

We have a winner with KathyC.


05-08-2011, 07:09 AM
Wow, I feel so honored to have won. I'd like to thank the little people and..............


Snow Miser
05-08-2011, 08:51 AM
Congratulations Kathy!!!!! :) :) :)

05-08-2011, 12:01 PM
Congrats KathyC!!!

05-08-2011, 04:12 PM
Congrats Kathy. And if your thanking all the little people. They must be really little ;)

05-08-2011, 08:14 PM
LOL, I knew that comment would come from you... Too Funny!!

05-09-2011, 07:39 AM
Congrats KathyC, but with you winning so quick, what are we all suppose to look for the rest of the month now?

05-09-2011, 07:34 PM
when will the 2nd one show up

05-10-2011, 08:36 AM
As one of the little people, I thank you for thanking us.

Anna LeBlanc
05-14-2011, 09:04 PM
Congratualtions Kathy!


06-27-2011, 04:53 AM
Chug chug choo choo I thinks I can