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Back on Track: 1907

Back on Track: 1907

Crawford Notch, New Hampshire, 1907. "Gate of notch toward Crawford House, White Mountains." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

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A lot of work

It must have taken a lot of work to cut through those rocky hills. I can't imagine how they did things like without modern construction equipment.

Dedicated tracks

The tracks appear to make a loop behind the hill to turn the train around for the return trip. It looks like a good walk from the depot to the hotel.

B&M station still survives

I saw the Crawford House before it burned during a trip to New England in the 70's. Shame it was allowed to deteriorate. The railroad station in the photo still survives. It has been converted to a restaurant.

Current location

Burned to the ground 1977

Abandoned, then suspected arson.

Now the site of the Appalachian Mountain Club's Highland Center.

The "Omni" Mount Washington Hotel, just up Route 302 in Bretton Woods, is still active. It's worth a stay just to experience how life used to be in the White Mountains.

Plenty of Time to Enjoy Your Stay

It won't be until 1977 that the inevitable fire destroys this wooden masterpiece. Full description of the fire can be found here.

It had definitely seen better days right before the end.

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