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snowy12
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10 Nov 2013
08:59:34pm

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Hi
I received this PC in a lot from Germany the other day I am try to find out approximately when the picture was taken .
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Thanks again Brian
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BobbyBarnhart
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10 Nov 2013
10:33:03pm
re: Mt. Washington cog Railway

The postcard appears to be from the late 1920s or 1930s. The "cog railway" pictured still exists and operates regularly. http://www.thecog.com/ BTW, it is Mt. Washington (in New Hampshire), not Mt. Wellington.

I have been in the area numerous times but have never been on the train. Maybe I give it a ride next time I am in the area.

Bobby

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snowy12
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11 Nov 2013
12:23:59am

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re: Mt. Washington cog Railway

Thanks Bobby, error corrected

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Rhinelander
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11 Nov 2013
09:36:59am
re: Mt. Washington cog Railway

While it might be a reproduction of an older image (but compare clothing of people in picture), chrome postcards did not appear until the 1940s. I'd say the postcards is from the 1960s. Note the manufacture "Plastichrome" and the number P38504 which may give you something to research.

Arno


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BobbyBarnhart
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11 Nov 2013
11:59:45am
re: Mt. Washington cog Railway

I stand corrected, Arno! I was in such a hurry to comment on the cog railway, I didn't look closely at the printing on the reverse. My scanner only inserts those red/blue vertical lines when I scan older, "nonchrome" cards, so I just assumed it was from another era (and you know what they say about those who "assume").

A quick Google search shows that a U.S. federal trademark registration was filed for "PLASTICHROME" by COLOURPICTURE PUBLISHERS, INC., BOSTON in 1949, so the card most likely was printed after that date. (see http://www.trademarkia.com/plastichrome-71582822.html

As to the railway itself, Wikipedia has a good article about it HERE

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snowy12
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11 Nov 2013
05:28:57pm

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re: Mt. Washington cog Railway

Thanks Again guys. Isn't the internet a wonderful thing.
Brian

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