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    Since spring crews have been working on burying a power/communications cable parallel to the Cog. (One of the more intriguing results of this is the creation of a service road.) There's a great article on the project in today's Concord Monitor (10/3/07).

    Here's one of the images I got recently while documenting the project. There's are few more at http://www.lakesregionaerials.com/MtW_wired/list0.html.

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    What a mess. Not just the "Smog RR" but the project itself. (Minus well truck out the old cog timbers while they're working up there) Sure hope this project is worth it. Will the generators stay for back up power when the valley goes out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich
    Will the generators stay for back up power when the valley goes out?

    There will be backup generators. They will not be (as I understand it) noisy, smoke-belching generators under the overhang.

    Not having a source of backup power would be life-threatening for the summit staff.

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    I've yet to hear whether or not they are going to clean up that mess. I imagine they can make everything look the same as before but nobody has said anything. I would think that every bit of news would have several disclaimers saying the landscape would be returned to its natural state after construction.

    Getting rid of those generators will be a big step to restoring the summit of Mount Washington. First of all, the crew is no longer going to have a cake walk to the precip can.
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    Sure looks like an open invitation to erosion.

    I trust something will be done before the storms start using this new channel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maksutov
    Sure looks like an open invitation to erosion.

    I trust something will be done before the storms start using this new channel.
    That channel of dirt needs to be covered by rocks and hopefully they will clean up their mess. The railroad has a poor track record at cleaning up. Just off the summit, where the cog leaves and starts heading down, there is a platform. Below the platform is a mess of left over wood, brick, and cement that has been there since who knows when.
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