Nevada Northern Railway
National Historic Landmark      Ely, NV


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Haunted Ghost Train of Old Ely

Dare to Ride

Haunted Ghost Train

A certain chill comes across the Ghost Train of Old Ely each October. There seems to be legions of demons, ghosts, and goblins invading the otherwise peaceful setting here on some October nights.

We dare to send a trainload of brave souls out on several weekend nights in October to witness it for themselves.  Do you dare join them this year?  Find out how.

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 souviner.

This often sells out, so Book early.

Departures

Daily - Check for details:

                     Be the Engineer - DIESELclick to reserve
                     Overnight at the Museumclick to reserve
                     Walking Tour of the Yard

Sunday, October 22

Monday, October 23

Wednesday, October 25

Friday, October 27

   07:00 PM Haunted Ghost Train

Saturday, October 28

   07:00 PM Haunted Ghost Train

View the full train and event schedule

Winter Photo Spectacular

Feb 9-11 and Feb 16-18  2018


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.

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.

2018 Schedule Summary


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


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 special evening 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 railroad camp for teens and adults. 

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 1100 Avenue A, Ely, NV (at the end of E.11th Street, off of US 93). 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 September through June.   We are also closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Day, New Years Eve and Day.   For a tour arrive prior to 3:30pm (2:30pm on Sunday). 

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