Nevada Northern Railway
National Historic Landmark     Ely, NV 

At the Throttle

Articles by Mark Bassett, Executive Director


A selection of reflections & research, and guest submissions, examining the history of the Nevada Northern Railway
Originally published in the weekly edition of the Ely Times.    By Mark Bassett, Executive Director of the White Pine Historical Foundation, operator of the Nevada Northern Railway Museum. Mark can be reached at the museum (775) 289-2085 or e-mail here

Date
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17 Mar 2010 Bringing Freight Back to the Rails
10 Mar 2010 Snow, Steam and Pink Shower Caps
10 Feb 2010 A Steaming Miracle
27 Jan 2010 Starting with a Bang
23 Dec 2009 Twelve Days of Christmas at the NNRy
09 Dec 2009 Climb Aboard
25 Nov 2009 Polar Express Steams Up
14 Oct 2009 Ghosts, Ghouls, UFOs, Trains, and Preservation
23 Sep 2009 The Queen is Steaming Again
02 Sep 2009 Working in the 19th Century in the 21st Century
29 Jul 2009 The E-Ticket Ride Continues
15 Jul 2009 Telling the Story
17 Jun 2009 Experience History and Technology Hands On
10 Jun 2009 This Place Matters
27 May 2009 A National Treasure
20 May 2009 Nothing Like It
06 May 2009 The Little Engine That Could
29 Apr 2009 Buildings of the Nevada Northern Railway
08 Apr 2009 Official Nevada State Locomotive 40
01 Apr 2009 Our Second Century of Steaming
25 Mar 2009 2008 in Review
04 Feb 2009 No. 93 - One Lucky Steam Locomotive
14 Jan 2009 Locomotive 93 Returns to Service
10 Dec 2008 A Nevada Northern Railway Christmas
19 Nov 2008 Nevada Northern Railway Museum Is Alive and Kicking
12 Nov 2008 Volunteering for W-O-R-K
29 Oct 2008 Are You a Member?
15 Oct 2008 Still Steaming and Open!
23 Jul 2008 Good News about Repairs to Loco 93
16 Jul 2008 Track Rehabilitation
25 Jun 2008 The Best of Nevada
18 Jun 2008 Project Updates: Steam, Diesel, & Track
21 May 2008 Steaming by the 4th of July
16 Apr 2008 Season Starts With Volunteers' Help
26 Mar 2008 Volunteers Keep the Trains Rolling
05 Mar 2008 Steam Locomotive Repairs Lead List of Preservation Projects
20 Feb 2008 21st Century Steam
30 Jan 2008 Shoot-outs, Preservation, and the Polar Express
09 Jan 2008 Challenges and Changes
21 Nov 2007 Volunteers Recognized
07 Nov 2007 All Aboard for the North Pole
31 Oct 2007 Haunted Train Scary; Workload Scarier
10 Oct 2007 Scary Times Along the Nevada Northern Railway
26 Sep 2007 Teen RailCamp 2007
19 Sep 2007 Time Warp Photography
12 Sep 2007 We Did It! Replacing the Gleason Creek Bridge
05 Sep 2007 I Finally Got To Blow the Whistle!
29 Aug 2007 It Does Come In Threes
18 Jul 2007 Saving Our Bacon
11 Jul 2007 Challenges
27 Jun 2007 Engaging the Younger Generation
13 Jun 2007 2012 Was a Great Year
30 May 2007 Changes Big and Small
16 May 2007 Pssst…Wanna Buy a Bridge?
09 May 2007 The Museum as a Duck
02 May 2007 Where's the Museum?
27 Apr 2007 New Old Passenger Cars
13 Apr 2007 Going to Camp
06 Apr 2007 Where Do Our Visitors Come From?
30 Mar 2007 I've Been Working on the Railroad
23 Mar 2007 Water, Sewer, and History
09 Mar 2007 Perils of Progress at the Nevada Northern
02 Mar 2007 Shop Talk
23 Mar 2007 2007 Winter Photos
09 Feb 2007 Time Warp Photography
02 Feb 2007 Steam and Toilets
26 Jan 2007 Outfit Car 06 - The Journey Continues
12 Jan 2007 A Journey with Outfit Car 06
22 Dec 2006 One Day - December 16, 2006
15 Dec 2006 Facing the Future
08 Dec 2006 Do You Know the McGill Depot?
01 Dec 2006 If the Shop Could Talk
24 Nov 2006 Lost in Plain Sight
17 Nov 2006 Preservation of the Nevada Northern Railway
03 Nov 2006 All Aboard for the North Pole
27 Oct 2006 Become a Time Traveler
20 Oct 2006 What Are We?
06 Oct 2006 Centennial Recap
29 Sep 2006 Three Cheers for Requa!
22 Sep 2006 A Centennial Invitation
15 Sep 2006 Preserving Nevada
01 Sep 2006 Capturing a Dream - Part II
25 Aug 2006 Capturing a Dream - Part I
04 Aug 2006 An Open Letter to Dirty Jobs
21 Jul 2006 One Picture
14 Jul 2006 Nevada Northern Locomotive No. 20
30 Jun 2006 Steaming Daily
23 Jun 2006 Reflections
16 Jun 2006 Still Steaming
26 May 2006 The Race - Part II
12 May 2006 Nothing Like I Imagined - Fire and Water
05 May 2006 Museum Update
28 Apr 2006 Where There's Smoke There's Pollution?!?
21 Apr 2006 Must a Teenager Die on the Tracks?
07 Apr 2006 The Adventure of the Displaced Depot
31 Mar 2006 The Race
24 Mar 2006 The View from Overseas
17 Mar 2006 Nothing Like I Imagined
03 Mar 2006 Museum Update
17 Feb 2006 Time Travelers Wanted
03 Feb 2006 Steam Locomotives of Copper Flat
20 Jan 2006 Just Don't Stand There...Volunteer
06 Jan 2006 Five Hundred Years Gone in Five Minutes
30 Dec 2005 New Year Resolutions
23 Dec 2005 The Twelve Railroad Museum Days of Christmas
16 Dec 2005 Where's the Museum?
09 Dec 2005 Getting Our Shop Together
02 Dec 2005 The Eye of a Newt
25 Nov 2005 Annual Report - Part II
18 Nov 2005 Annual Report - Part I
11 Nov 2005 The Polar Express
04 Nov 2005 Nevada Northern Railway Mysteries - Part II
21 Oct 2005 Nevada Northern Railway Mysteries - Part I
14 Oct 2005 A Saturday in October
07 Oct 2005 Ashpit
30 Sep 2005 Conundrum
23 Sep 2005 Keeping the Railroad Running
16 Sep 2005 Museum Update
09 Sep 2005 Steaming in the Silver State for a Century - Part II
02 Sep 2005 Steaming in the Silver State for a Century - Part I
19 Aug 2005 Nevada Northern Wrecking Crane 'A'
05 Aug 2005 Steaming Daily
15 Jul 2005 A Dubious Honor
08 Jul 2005 Big Projects, Small Projects
01 Jul 2005 Making History
24 Jun 2005 More Good Old Days on the Nevada Northern
03 Jun 2005 101 Trains
27 May 2005 Come Celebrate Long Steel Rails
20 May 2005 Saving the Enginehouse/Machine Shop Complex - Part II
06 May 2005 Saving the Enginehouse/Machine Shop Complex - Part I
29 Apr 2005 Trains - A Study in Momentum
22 Apr 2005 Spring Museum Update
08 Apr 2005 Assembly Bill Introduced to Benefit Museum
01 Apr 2005 Old Slobbermouth - Locomotive 80
25 Mar 2005 The Ghost Railway and Photographs
11 Mar 2005 The Queen of Steam - Photos
11 Mar 2005 The Queen of Steam - Part III
04 Mar 2005 The Queen of Steam - Part II
25 Feb 2005 The Queen of Steam
18 Feb 2005 The Good Old Days on the Nevada Northern - Part II
11 Feb 2005 The Good Old Days on the Nevada Northern
04 Feb 2005 I Want You to Volunteer for the Nevada Northern Ry.
28 Jan 2005 Large Wheels, Missing Locomotive
21 Jan 2005 Time Machine Found at Railroad Museum
14 Jan 2005 Snow and the Nevada Northern Railway
07 Jan 2005 Down the Track at the Shop
24 Dec 2004 Preservation Paradox - Part II
17 Dec 2004 Preservation Paradox
10 Dec 2004 A Tribute to Jack Anderson
03 Dec 2004 Steam & Cinders 2005
19 Nov 2004 Is This Anyway to Run a Railroad?
12 Nov 2004 All Aboard the Polar Express for the North Pole
05 Nov 2004 Getting Ready - Cleaning and Painting
29 Oct 2004 Shooting the Nevada Northern in 1970
22 Oct 2004 Fall Museum Update
08 Oct 2004 A Busman's Holiday - Part II
01 Oct 2004 A Busman's Holiday
24 Sep 2004 Planning for the Future
17 Sep 2004 Balance and Tradition
10 Sep 2004 Winter Photo Opportunities on the NNRy
03 Sep 2004 Coaling Tower Dig
27 Aug 2004 Shiny Rails
20 Aug 2004 Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
23 Jul 2004 A Peek at 2005
16 Jul 2004 Ping-Pong Special
09 Jul 2004 Can't See the Forest
02 Jul 2004 Boxcar Fever
25 Jun 2004 Reachable Past - Part II
18 Jun 2004 Poetry in Motion
11 Jun 2004 A Life Wasted Chasing Trains
05 Jun 2004 Reachable Past
29 May 2004 Still Steaming
15 May 2004 Museum Update
08 May 2004 Volunteer Training
01 May 2004 Off and Running for 2004 with Half-Price Tickets
24 Apr 2004 Any Track, Any Time, in Either Direction
17 Apr 2004 Elbow Grease and Determination
10 Apr 2004 Steaming into the Internet
03 Apr 2004 Railroad Museum Secret Exposed!
27 Mar 2004 Be a Time Traveler at the NN Railway Museum
20 Mar 2004 Spring Update at the NN Railway Museum
13 Mar 2004 Come Celebrate Long Steel Rails
06 Mar 2004 Centennial Plans
28 Feb 2004 Making Tracks - Where's Ely Junction?
21 Feb 2004 Winter Activities
07 Feb 2004 Keeping Them Steaming - Welcome Jack Anderson
31 Jan 2004 Uniqueness and Exploration
24 Jan 2004 The Yin and Yang of a Railroad Museum
17 Jan 2004 Strategic Plan Summary
10 Jan 2004 Snow and the Nevada Northern Railway
03 Jan 2004 2004 Off and Running
27 Dec 2003 The Spirit of Steam
20 Dec 2003 It's 8003!
13 Dec 2003 The Nevada Northern Railway and the IRS
06 Dec 2003 Santa and the Nevada Northern Railway
22 Nov 2003 Cable Cars and the Nevada Northern Railway
15 Nov 2003 Photographers and Winter Steam
08 Nov 2003 All Aboard the Polar Express
01 Nov 2003 Railroads & Photography: 150 Years of Great Images
25 Oct 2003 Uniqueness of the Nevada Northern Railway Museum
18 Oct 2003 Projects and Accomplishments
11 Oct 2003 Tom Sawyer and the Nevada Northern Railway
04 Oct 2003 Not Just Any Old Ash Pit
27 Sep 2003 Hey Buddy, Want to Rent a Locomotive?
13 Sep 2003 Apples and Paint - Part II
30 Aug 2003 Apples and Paint
23 Aug 2003 Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
16 Aug 2003 Why buy the Nevada Northern Railway?
09 Aug 2003 Running Trains and Crystal Balls
28 Jun 2003 Off and Running the Trains
21 Jun 2003 Saving Coach 5
14 Jun 2003 Heritage Tourism
17 May 2003 To Be A Museum or Not To Be A Museum
10 May 2003 Saving America's Treasures
03 May 2003 The Ore Line - Part II
26 Apr 2003 Who Rides and How Do They Find Out?
19 Apr 2003 A World Class Museum
29 Mar 2003 Carson City and the Next Generation
22 Mar 2003 Economic Development & the Railroad
15 Mar 2003 Volunteer Programs
08 Mar 2003 B&O Railroad Museum Disaster
01 Mar 2003 A Diamond in the Rough
22 Feb 2003 Unsung Heroes
15 Feb 2003 Museum Projects & Work Weekends
08 Feb 2003 Steam, Smoke and Photographers
25 Jan 2003 The Ore Line - Part I
11 Jan 2003 New Year Planning
04 Jan 2003 Steam Sells - Part II
21 Dec 2002 Birth of a Railroad
14 Dec 2002 Looking Back, Looking Ahead
30 Nov 2002 Going to Carson City
23 Nov 2002 Connections
16 Nov 2002 Highball for Another 100 Years
09 Nov 2002 Railroads, Romans & the Space Shuttle
02 Nov 2002 Why Preserve?
26 Oct 2002 Taking 93 to the North Pole
19 Oct 2002 Trains & Taxes
12 Oct 2002 Projects Three - Machine Shop & Engine House
05 Oct 2002 Projects Three - Locomotive 40
28 Sep 2002 Projects Three - McGill Depot
21 Sep 2002 Volunteers Rule!
14 Sep 2002 A special memorial
07 Sep 2002 Steam Sells!
31 Aug 2002 An Olympic Achievement
24 Aug 2002 How to raise $5 million in five years
17 Aug 2002 Anyone have $5 million on 'em?
09 Aug 2002 Museum's more than just train rides

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