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. Legions of ghosts and goblins invade the otherwise peaceful setting here on certain October nights.

We dare to dispatch a trainload of brave souls out to witness it for themselves.  Do you dare join them?.

Departures

Wednesday, September 22

   09:30 AM DIESEL-Valley Vista

Friday, September 24

   12:00 PM HyRail Experience
   02:00 PM Loco 81 Photo Weekend
   02:30 PM HyRail Experience
   04:30 PM STEAM-Robinson Canyon

Saturday, September 25

   01:00 PM STEAM-Robinson Canyon

Sunday, September 26

   11:00 AM STEAM-Robinson Canyon

Monday, September 27

   09:30 AM STEAM-Robinson Canyon

Complete train and event schedule

Sunset Stars and Champagne

See the Sun Set
and the Stars Come Out


Experience a marvelous western sunset and watch the stars come out, while enjoying a relaxing train ride in Nevada's high desert country

Read more out about this stary nighttime adventure

COVID Safety First

Trains are Running


We are open, operating, and following all State and Federal COVID-19 Mandates.

Read the full policy statement here.


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Fast Facts

OPEN DAILY:  EXCEPT Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Day, New Years Day, and Jan 2nd.

HOURS:  Ticket Desk and General Store 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. Full train schedule here

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 89301 (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


The Nevada Northern Railway Museum:

The Nevada Northern Railway was built over a century ago to service what would become one of the largest copper mines in North America. Today, several of the original coal-fired standard-gauge steam locomotives that were ordered and delivered new to the railroad over 110 years ago are still in operation!   The Nevada Northern Railway is the best-preserved example of a standard-gauge short-line left in North America.


Immerse yourself in historic railroad experiences:

Right from your home you can connect with the what is going on here.  Take a peek at our live webcam or explore the  panoramic virtual reality.  Also consider becoming a member or volunteer to help with the preservation, operation, and restoration work here.   It's true that getting here can be half the fun, so start planning your trip tonight.   We are located on what has been called "The Loneliest Highway in America."  Find out why

You can book tickets right on this website.  For more information call us at 775-289-2085 or email us.   The Nevada Northern Railway Museum, Depot, and General Store is located at 1100 Avenue A  Ely, NV.  We are open daily  EXCEPT Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Day, New Years Day, and Jan 2nd.   Ticket Desk and General Store 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. Full train schedule here

Our General Store features a variety of souvenirs and gifts.   All merchandise is tax-free.   Your patronage helps preserve history and support ongoing Museum restoration projects.

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence - 7 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