You and your party will ride in a real caboose for one of our 90 minute train excursions from Ely, NV up toward the Ruth mining district.
The cabooses we use are all original to the Nevada Northern Railway.
Long ago they were purchased new, and put into freight service on this railroad.
For years, Nevada Northern Railway freight conductors used the very caboose you will be riding in, on the very tracks you will be riding on, to manage the
freight train they were responsible for on their daily runs.
In addition to safe, on-time operation of the train, the freight conductors were responsible for
organizing the paperwork that accompanied each freight shipment.
The Nevada Northern would haul freight from Ely, up to the Transcontinental interchange points
over 100 miles to the North, and return with freight from the outside world,
most of it to support the huge mining operations in the surrounding area.
Note that the caboose does not have access to the rest of the train once the train leaves the station.
That means that you will have to use the restroom and buy your snacks before the train leaves the depot.
Also to sit in the very top of the caboose, the cupola, you will need to climb a 7-rung vertical ladder.
The caboose, being a preserved, historic work environment, is not handicap accessible.
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Prices and Discounts
Members receive 10% to 90% discount on train tickets
depending on their membership level. Membership discounts are applied
automatically on-line when you log in to your member account. Memberships start at only $30.
White Pine County Residents who are not members can
sign up for a White Pine Pass for free that entitles you to 10% off regular
excursion train tickets. Sign-up in person for free at the ticket window.
Just bring your drivers license to prove residency. Once you have your card the discount is applied automatically
when you log in to your account.
Mothers ride free on Mother's Day, Fathers ride free on Father's Day, Veterans and active service military ride free on
Memorial Day. Buy tickets for the rest of your party on-line,
then show up at the ticket window for the free ticket.
Active Service Military and U.S. Military Veterans receive a 10% discount on excursion trains.
Use promo code "military". Tickets will automatically be set to will-call. Bring your military ID to the ticket window
for verification to claim your tickets.
Kids Ride Free Monday thru Thursday on Summer excursion trains.
Buy tickets on-line for the adults in your party. Come to the ticket
office with your children ages 4-12 to claim your free tickets, Mon-Thurs
National Association of Railroad Passengers
Members receive a 10% discount on regular summer excursion trains as an additional
benefit of their NARP membership. Use promo code "NARP".
You will need to bring your
current NARP membership card to the ticket window for verification, and to claim your tickets.
The Nevada Northern Railway is pleased to join NARP in their mission to work for a modern, customer-focused national passenger train network.
Learn more about NARP and their mission by visiting their website at
AAA and AARP Members receive a 10% discount on excursion trains.
Use promo code "AAA or AARP". You will need to bring your
current AAA or AARP card to the ticket window for verification, and to claim your tickets.
Membership or White Pine Pass discounts are in addition to
the single best discount above. We will automatically calculate the highest discount
you are entitled to for each ticket. All discounts are verified at the
ticket window when you pick up your tickets.
Groups of 12 or more should call (775) 289-2085 to arrange their group visit at a discount.
2018 Ticket Prices
$35 Upgrades all tickets on your order (up to 6 people) to the caboose