Easing off the Summit
It's only October but the morning is bitter cold atop the summit of Mount Washington. #2, the Ammonoosuc, can only linger a few moments to unload passengers before starting the return to lower and warmer climes, lest the water begin to freeze in the pipes to the boiler. Here she has just eased back onto the grade. The brakeman on the passenger car is winding up the handbrake and will control the car so as to keep a foot or two between it and the locomotive.
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