Nevada Northern & Railroads of White Pine County


The Rail Place




Unique Historical Nevada Northern Railway Gifts & Collectibles


Mailing Address

The Rail Place
1363 Avenue B
Ely, Nevada 89315
Phone: 775-289-8718

Jean Steiner
The Rail Place
P.O. Box 151141
Ely, Nevada 89315



These unique Items are individually crafted at The Rail Place from old Nevada Northern rail that is sliced and polished.


Desk Sets
Rails are cut either straight or on a slant and include a choice of black or silver pen and attached holder.

The base is crafted from polished rail. Shade color and style may vary with availability, or may be purchased without a shade.
Bookends from polished rail are available with or without engraved plates identifying "N.N.Ry." and "1906" for the Nevada Northern Railway and the year operations began.

Wind Chimes

Small wind chimes include four slices of rail suspended from three welded railroad spikes, available in black, silver, or gold color.
Large chimes are a combination of copper or steel tubing and rail suspended from welded spikes, available in copper or silver color.
Approximate wind chime hanging lengths are 28 inches.

Nevada Northern Railway and the Copper Camps of White Pine County, Nevada
Published by Friends of the NNRy, this pictorial history is filled with hundreds of historical photos depicting the NNRy and all of the towns that played a role in the copper industry of White Pine County. Softcover, 176 pages, 2nd printing.

Copper Camp Kids by Walter Johnson
A wonderful accounting and many rare photos of life in the small mining towns of Kimberly and Riepetown, White Pine County, Nevada. "This is an engaging story that preserves some valuable information about Nevada's past." -- University of Nevada Press. Softcover.

White Pine County, A Pictorial History, Volume II by the Ely Daily Times
Filled with people, places, and happenings dating from the late 1800s through the 1950s. Approximately 300 photos; hardcover; 96 pages.

Ore to Copper
Actual footage of a 1930s film made of the mining activity from the Ruth copper pits to the McGill mill and smelter in the Robinson Mining District, White Pine County, Nevada. A narration has been added to this classic film to explain the operation and some to the workers are identified. Black & White; 30 minutes.

Ghost Train
Filmed during Nevada Northern Railway Museum's first year of operation (1987), the video begins with the V&T engines at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City. Next, head across the state to Ely to catch a ride on the Ghost Train, actually the original passenger train which was taken out of service at the Nevada Northern Railway in 1941. Travel through Robinson Canyon to the site of the Copper Flat shops by Ruth. Skyfire Video; 73 minutes.

Thunder On The Rails
A 30-minute version of the "Ghost Train" shows a very good representation of both the Nevada State Railroad Museum engines in Carson City and the Nevada Northern Railway Museum in Ely, including the ride aboard the Ghost Train.

Nevada Northern Photographer's Special
Shortline Series, filmed in 1996, includes runbys of steam engines 40 and 93 pulling passenger and freight cars west to Keystone and east on the Hiline route. No narration, just the sounds of the trains! Hi-Iron Videos; 60 minutes.

Giants On The Rails
Ten different steam locomotives including Nevada Northern's 40, V&T Comstock Lode locomotives, SP 4449 Freedom Train, and more. Skyfire Video; 60 minutes.




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