Nevada Northern Railway
National Historic Landmark     Ely, NV 

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Haunted Ghost Train runs selected weekend nights in October. Reserve your seats now. ......... Make plans now for the Winter Steam Spectacular in February 2015. Check out all of the details

Train Rides

Ride Back in Time

Enjoy a 90 minute train ride pulled by one of Nevada Northern Railway's original locomotives - large standard-gauge steam engines that were delvered here over a century ago, or a vintage diesel locomotive.

The round-trip departs from the original depot in East Ely, NV, as they have for over 100 years now. 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!

Complete schedule here.

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 daemons, 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.

=== Departures ===

Daily - Check for details:

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

Monday, September 22

   09:30 AM Diesel Excursion Train

Wednesday, September 24

   09:30 AM Diesel Excursion Train

Thursday, September 25

   09:30 AM Diesel Excursion Train

Friday, September 26

   04:30 PM Steam Excursion Train

Saturday, September 27

   01:00 PM Steam Excursion Train

Sunday, September 28

   09:30 AM Steptoe Valley Flyer

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Winter Photo Spectacular

Feb 7-9 and Feb 14-16

Experience authentic American short-line railroading right out the early 1900's by participating in the annual Winter Steam Spectacular.  Imagine a weekend of vintage locomotives and rolling stock staring in special photo run-bys and night scenes.

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

Become a Member

Keep the Fire Burning

This is one of the last, and best-preserved standard-gauge short line railroads in America. It simply would not exist without the loyal support from hundreds of railfans like yourself. It takes resources, know-how, and hard work to keep the railroad in operation.

Consider joining us by becoming a member. Explore the benefits of membership, including the satisfaction of helping to preserve an important part of history. Read more about the benifits.

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. Find out more.

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

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 arrive 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

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