Green Mountain Cog Railway
|Green Mountain Cog Railway|
|Dates of operation||1883 – 1890|
|Track gauge||4 ft 8 in|
At the end of the 19th. century, Maine's tourist industry was developing rapidly. The islands off the coast of Maine were popular attractions and the possibility of a cog railway to the top of Green Mountain (now known as Cadillac Mountain) was first explored in the late 1870s following the success of the Mount Washington Cog Railway in New Hampshire. Construction of the railway started in 1883 and it was built to the designs in the Marsh patents developed for the Mount Washington line.
The line operated during the summer season and for the first few years was successful. But tourist numbers declined and after the 1890 season the railway ceased operations. The railway's two steam locomotives were sold to the Mount Washington railway in 1895.
|1||Manchester Locomotive Works||1883||Became No. 4 Chocorua of the Mount Washington Cog Railway|
|2||Manchester Locomotive Works||1883||Became the Mount Washington Cog Railway No. 3 Agiocochook.|