National Geographic : 1937 Jul
Official Photograph U.S.Army Air Corps WITH MORE THAN EIGHTY CURVES IN ITS EIGHT MILES, THE "CARRIAGE ROAD" WINDS TOTHE TOP OF MOUNT WASHINGTON Opened in 1861, the road was first traversed by a stagecoach, but the cumbersome vehicle was not practicable, and light mountain wagons were used tocarry passengers until the coming of automobiles. The first motorcar made the trip to the summit in 1899, in the "remarkable" time of2hours and 10minutes. The record now is 13 minutes, 20 2-5 seconds, made in 1934 (page 79). The dark line from the lower left corner of thephotograph isthe cog railway (page 76).