Nevada Northern Railway
National Historic Landmark     Ely, NV 

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Firecracker 100 Auction to benfit the Railroad -- An auction for NNRY adventures -- An auction with a cause, and a twist -- Details Here, but only through August 2nd

Auction for Railfan Events

An Auction with a Twist

Nevada Northern Auction

It's here!  The opportunity to bid and save on the experiences of a lifetime!

All proceeds go directly to the Railroad.

Click to see all of the experiences on the Nevada Northern Railway. You can bid on and win.  Savings of up to 55%, but it all closes August 2nd.

Train Rides

Ride Back in Time

Enjoy a 90 minute train ride pulled by one of Nevada Northern Railway's original locomotives. century-old steam engines or a vintage diesel locomotive.

The round-trip departs from our original depot in East Ely, NV. You will enjoy mountain scenery, historical narration, and the fun of taking a trip on the rails.  Don't miss the included "backscenes" tour of the original shop and enginehouse after the trainride!

=== Departures ===

Daily - Check for details:

                     Be the Engineer - DIESELclick to reserve
                     Overnight Lodging in the Yardclick to reserve
                     Walking Tour of the Yard

Wednesday, July 30

   09:30 AM Diesel Excursion Train

Thursday, July 31

   09:30 AM Diesel Excursion Train

Friday, August 1

   04:30 PM Steam Excursion Train

Saturday, August 2

   01:00 PM Steam Excursion Train
   06:30 PM Rockin' & Rollin'

Sunday, August 3

   09:30 AM Steam Excursion Train
   01:00 PM Diesel Excursion Train

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Overnight in the Museum

Spend a night here, in the East Ely Yard

Overnight in the Caboose

The last caboose delivered new here over 40 years ago is now on special duty. You can sleep overnight right in the yard.

Or, you can overnight at the restored bunkhouse. Rooms with queen beds and a view of the yard await.

Be the Engineer

Experience of a lifetime

You are at the throttle for two hours as you take one of our vintage locomotives from Ely up toward the Ruth mine. You will be at the throttle through two tunnels and experience 2.5% grades.   Main-line standard-gauge mountain railroading at its best! This is the experience of a lifetime.

If you like, this experience can be shared with a friend.  It also makes a great gift.  Why not share it together this year?

Railroad Reality Week

Hands-on Railroad Training

Take a week to learn, hands-on, what it was like to work on one of America's short-line railroads.

You will become familiar with locomotive and rolling stock maintenance, trackwork, and train operations. Join in on this full-imersion experience to become a railroad jack-of-all-trades.

The Nevada Northern Railway is a National Historic Landmark and nonprofit museum. Most of the original Nevada Northern locomotives, rolling stock, track and buildings are being preserved as part of our ongoing mission.   The track was laid over a century ago, and two of the original steam locomotives that were ordered for the railroad are still in operation today.   It has been said that the Nevada Northern Railway is the best-preserved example of a standard-gauge short-line left in North America.

For your enjoyment we offer a variety of railroad experiences. These include walking through the yards and shops, train-rides, "Be the Engineer", Railroad Reality Weeks, and special evening trains.  Don't miss the annual Haunted Ghost Trains and the Polar Express runs.

 For more information call us toll-free at 866-40-STEAM (866-407-8326) or locally at 775-289-2085, or email us.   The Nevada Northern Railway Depot and Gift Shop is located at . We are open daily from 9am to 5pm (4pm on Sundays, later on nights when later trains are scheduled).  Note that we are closed Tuesdays off-season (Jan thru mid-June and Labor day through December).   We are also closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Day, New Years Eve and Day.   For a tour arive prior to 4pm (3pm on Sunday).

Best Event in Rural Nevada – The Polar Express - 2013
Nevada State Treasure • Best Preservation Effort in the West • Attraction of the Year - 2012
Best Place to Take the Kids in Rural Nevada – 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 & 2007
Best Museum in Rural Nevada – 2013, 2010, 2009
Best Museum - Special Recognition - 2010
Favorite Nevada Attraction • Best Rural Museum in Nevada – 2008