Take a trip back in time aboard one of our regularly scheduled passenger train trips. Excursions operate throughout the year:
Join railfans who come from around the world for a first-hand adventure on the "Best-preserved short-line in America":
Getting here can be a great adventure. Check out some of the options:
Yes, you can spend a night or two here in the museum.
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
Starting after Labor Day:
Reduced schedule (September and October similar to April)
Be the Engineer STEAM: Available most
days that STEAM operates
Be the Engineer DIESEL: Can be arranged for almost anytime
On-Line ticketing, along with the full schedule (including special trains and events) will be available by late October
Welcome! Here's a quick summary of what's going on up here.
Click on any event below for more details. You can browse and book any Nevada Northern Railway events from this page. Hover over a date on the calendar below to see all events for that day, then click to book.
All of our trains feature on-board restroom, wheelchair accessibility, and snacks and beverages available for purchase. Also, remember members save on all events, and memberships start at only $30.
|Excursion Train||90 minute train ride up toward the Ruth mine, pulled by a vintage
You can ride in the passenger coaches, or the open-air flatcar, or consider one of the following upgrades:
|Evening / Special Trains|| On most Saturday evenings in the Summer, and other selected times throughout the year we have a specially
themed train. They are a fun, new way to see the beautiful scenery
around here. Read more about these
|Be The Engineer||You operate one of our vintage locomotives out on the main line on your own special run "up the hill" toward the old Ruth Mine. Your hand on the throttle, Your hand on the brake. Your hand on the whistle. Run a locomotive.|
|Haunted Ghost Train||Weekend nights in October we dare to dispatch a trainfull of brave souls "Up the hill", toward the Old Ruth Mining District in search ghosts and goblins.|
|Polar Express||Weekends from Thanksgiving through Christmas come experience the magic of this season as we take a journey to the North Pole to meet Santa|
|Caboose Lodging||Stay overnight in a working caboose parked on a siding in our railyard|
|Bunkhouse||Stay overnight in a working railroad bunkhouse|
|Winter Steam Spectacular||Railfans from around the world come to Ely to photograph winter steam. Early February each year.|
Hover over the date you are interested in for a complete list of trains and activities
Click here if you still have a question about this program.