Mount Washington Cog Railway in Bretton Woods, NH
January 14, 2008Bretton Woods NH- Proulx Oil and Propane has recently completed work with the Mount Washington Cog Railway in Bretton Woods NH in supporting the development of the first ever conversion of a solid fuel (coal) burning steam locomotive to liquid fuel and specifically BioFuel.
Jim Proulx, President and CEO of Proulx Oil and Propane has been working with the Historic Cog Railway on the development of the first ever liquid fuel burner that will be used to power the 100+ year Cog Engine #9, also known as "Vickie". The newly designed burner, firebox, and Lempor design exhaust system was the work of Nigel "Steam" Day, a world renowned steam engineer from Wales who has designed and perfected the new engine using the same steam powered platform as has been used in the past. The new engine design will now however use 100% BioFuel to power the engine up and down the infamous Mount Washington Cog Railway.
A formal announcement will be coming from the Mount Washington Cog Railway sometime in June with a large press event later in July of this year. "This has been tried several times over the past 100 years without success" said Proulx. "In fact many said that because of past failures, that this could never be done. We did the impossible. This event is the most significant event to happen at the Mount Washington Cog Railway since the conversion from wood to coal around 1900. I am honored to have been involved with this project and to have the opportunity to witness this transformation first hand while working with Nigel Day. He is an amazing individual with talents that are immeasurable. To have Proulx Oil and Propane be a part of this historic event is both rewarding and humbling. We look forward to the continued transformation of the balance of the Cog engines to liquid fuel and specifically BioFuel. The benefit to the environment, the customers, and the workers around the Cog will be remarkable."