Nevada Northern Railway
National Historic Landmark      Ely, NV


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Railway Fun, Facts & Trivia

Enjoy videos about the Nevada Northern



Click here for videos that include photo run-bys, Be the Engineer, Night at the Museum, Rick's Restoration, and others.

Pick a topic, sit back, and enjoy a short video or two about exploring history at the Nevada Northern Railway. Enjoy a great selection of steam engine videos.

The Polar Express

Believe


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 souvenir.

This often sells out, so Book early.

Departures

Daily - Check for details:

     Walking Tour of the Yard

Saturday, November 17

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

Friday, November 23

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

Saturday, November 24

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

Saturday, December 1

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

View the full train and event schedule

Winter Photo Spectacular

Feb 8-10 and Feb 15-17  2019


Imagine a weekend of vintage locomotives and rolling stock staring in special photo run-bys and night scenes.

You will return with new memories, new friends, and photos of a lifetime.  Find out how you can be in the photo line this year.

Be the Engineer

Climb up to the Real Thing!



You are at the throttle for two hours as you take a full-size, standard-gauge steam locomotive from Ely up toward the old Ruth Mining District.

This is the experience of a lifetime.  Hear from others who have actually done it.

Become a Member

Keep the Fire Burning

It has been acclaimed as America's best-preserved short line railroad.  This 501(c) Non-Profit Foundation wouldn't exist without the loyalty from hundreds of supporters like yourself. 

Explore museum membership benefits,  including DISCOUNTS, and the satisfaction of taking a key role in preserving an important part of history.


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 89315 (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)

Welcome to the official webcam and weathercam for the Nevada Northern Railway in East Ely, NV. This view is the railroad's main yard.

This scene is very similar to what you would have seen at this very spot 100 years ago today!  Very little has changed.

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 through the Great Basin of Nevada to service one of the largest copper mines on the continent.  Two of the original steam locomotives that were ordered for the railroad over a century ago 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.

This is the place to come a variety of railroad experiences.  Yes, we have train rides from East Ely up toward the old Ruth Mining District.  There are specially themed trains, and, of course, don't miss the seasonal Haunted Ghost Trains and our Polar Express trains to visit the North Pole. 

We also have Hand-On adventures, including  "Be the Engineer", "Ride with the Engineer", and Railroad Reality Week which is our Summer hands-on railroad camp for teens and adults. 

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