Welcome to the Base Station of the World’s First Employee Database of the World’s First Mountain Climbing Railroad

A railroad 150 years old with perhaps as many as 10,000 employees in those years. This basic academic research website is designed to collect and collate names of the women and men who worked on the Mt. Washington Railway and its companion organizations (Summit house, Base Station, Marshfield) from 1866 forward.


The "Sunset Special" was the last train up the mountain. The Jitney Years project is now preparing to send the last train up the mountain before committing to a final print-out of the manuscripts. This is a "last call" for any information that should be included. Stand-by for Updates in the Pipeline! Contact Jitney Jr directly [tim(dot)lewis(at)northernvermont(dot)edu] (preferred) with any additions or corrections OR use the…

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Downloadable Jitney Years Project Manuscripts

Vol. 1 Operating Manual Sunset Edition v.1 download PDF 800 pgs / 274 mb / Mar 2021
Vol. 2 Employee Roster download PDF 313 pgs / 108 mb / Jul 2019
Vol. 4 Jitney Yrs Appendix Sunset Edition v.1 download PDF 663 pgs / 160 mb / Feb 2021

Descriptions of Manuscripts

Aggregated Timeline

A collection of Cog specific newspaper articles through May 2021 in two volumes. Follow the day-by-day, blow-by-blow of the World's First Mountain-Climbing Railroad as told by reporters working during the 10 ownership eras - collated, transcribed and edited by Jitney Jr.

Vol. 3A - 1866 to 2019 as of April 2022 (803 pgs. 248 MB)
Vol. 3B - 1968 to Present as of May 2022 (683 pgs. 270 MB)

Mt. Washington Cog Railways

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