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Now through Dec 31st save an additional 8% on select experiences with PROMO code 2018.

  • Be The Engineer - STEAM
  • Be The Engineer - DIESEL
  • Ride with the Engineer
  • Railroad Reality Week
  • The Polar Express


    Your family will never forget this train ride together.   On the way to the North Pole you will be served hot chocolate and cookies and hear the Polar Express story from the beloved book.

    Santa personally greets each child, and present them with a special souviner.

    This often sells out, so Book early.


    Daily - Check for details:

                         Be the Engineer - DIESELclick to reserve
                         Overnight at the Museumclick to reserve
                         Walking Tour of the Yard

    Friday, December 15

       06:30 PM Polar Express

    Saturday, December 16

       01:00 PM Polar Express
       04:30 PM Polar Express
       07:00 PM Polar Express

    Sunday, December 17

       01:00 PM Polar Express
       04:30 PM Polar Express
       07:00 PM Polar Express

    Monday, December 18

       06:30 PM Polar Express

    Wednesday, December 20

       06:30 PM Polar Express

    View the full train and event schedule

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    2018 Schedule Summary

    Details of our 2018 schedule are being finalized.  Here is a summary of what to expect:

    Starting Mid-April 2018:
       Fridays     4:30pm STEAM Train
       Saturdays 1:00pm STEAM Train
       Sundays    9:30am STEAM Train

    Starting Memorial Day Weekend:
       Fridays     4:30pm STEAM
       Saturdays  1:00pm and 4:30pm STEAM
       Sundays    9:30am STEAM
       Mondays   9:30am STEAM
       Wed and Thru 9:30am DIESEL

    Be the Engineer STEAM:   Available most days that STEAM operates
    Be the Engineer DIESEL:   Can be arranged for almost anytime

    Stay tuned!  On-Line ticketing, along with the full schedule (including special trains and events) will be available by early FEBRUARY 2018

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    Fast Facts

    OPEN DAILY:  EXCEPT  Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Day, New Years Eve and Day.  Also closed on Tuesdays, other than July and August.

    HOURS:  Gift shop and ticket desk open 8am-5pm (4pm on Sundays, later on days when trains depart later) For a walking tour arrive one hour or more prior to closing.  Click for train schedule

    WHERE: In the mountains of Central Nevada. 245 miles North of Las Vegas, 245 Miles Southwest of Salt Lake City, 300 miles East of Reno. Set your GPS for 1100 Avenue A, Ely, NV (at the end of E.11th Street, off of US 93)

    WHY:  Acclaimed as the best preserved and most original example of an American railroad facility. Passenger train rides operate on the original main line, many behind one of our original working steam engines.

    PHONE:  775-289-2085 or
    866-40-STEAM  (866-407-8326)

    The Nevada Northern Railway Museum:

    Track for the Nevada Northern Railway was laid over a century ago, connecting one of the largest copper mines in North America to the Transcontinental routes to the North. Today, several of the original coal-fired standard-gauge steam locomotives that were ordered and delivered new to the railroad over a century ago are still in operation!   The Nevada Northern Railway is the best-preserved example of a standard-gauge short-line left in North America.

    Come to Ely, NV and immerse yourself in historic railroad experiences:

    Right from your home you can connect with the what is going on here.  Take a peek at our live webcam or explore the  panoramic virtual reality.  Also consider becoming a member or volunteer to help with the preservation, operation, and restoration work here.   It's true that getting here can be half the fun, so start planning your trip tonight.   We are located on what has been called "The Loneliest Highway in America."  Find out why

    You can book tickets right on this website.  For more information call us at 775-289-2085 or 866-40-STEAM (866-407-8326), or email us.   The Nevada Northern Railway Museum, Depot, and Gift Shop is located at 1100 Avenue A  Ely, NV.  We are open daily from 8am to 5pm (4pm on Sundays, later on nights when later trains are scheduled).  We are closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Day, New Years Eve and Day, as well as Tuesdays September through June.   For a walking tour of the museum arrive one hour or more prior to closing.   The Gift Shop features a variety of souvenirs and gifts.   All merchandise is tax-free.   Your patronage helps preserve history and support ongoing Museum restoration projects.

    TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence - 5 years in a row
    Best Event in Rural Nevada The Polar Express - 5 years in a row
    Nevada State Treasure Best Preservation Effort in the West Attraction of the Year
    Best Place to Take the Kids in Rural Nevada Recognized 8 times
    Best Museum in Rural Nevada Recognized 7 times
    Best Tour in Rural Nevada - New award category in 2017