You will be "front and center" for a journey to the past. This is your ticket to
a locomotive cab ride, along with the engineer and the fireman, up in the cab of one of our steam locomotives
or vintage diesel engines as we head up toward the Old Ruth Mining District
from the East Ely yard. You will see the railroad as very few visitors ever have the chance to see it.
In the cab, with the engineer, you will be able to see the track ahead and watch the fireman shovel a ton
or more of coal on the trip.
You will be going through two tunnels, climb 2.5% grades.
Up toward the end of the line there is a wye. We
will turn the train around and head back down to Ely. This is real standard-gauge mountain
railroading on one of America's best-preserved short-lines.
So what are you waiting for? You can be an eye-witness to how railroading was in the last century.
Make your appointment with history. This limited opportunity is only
available to two ride-along passengers in the cab on each trip.
Advanced reservations are strongly recommended. Use the calendar below to find an available date.
COVID Safety First
Trains are Running
We are back in operation and following the Nevada State
Guidelines for Museums.
Significantly reduced event capacity - plenty of room to spread out.
Cleaning the train and station before each activity
Limiting occupancy in all public area
Face coverings required everywhere on the property
NOTE: Riding with the engineer in the cab of a locomotive requires sturdy closed-toed shoes, gloves, a long
sleeve shirt and pants, all made from all-natural material (cotton. wool,
leather - no synthetics). The cab of historic locomotives are hot and noisy.
They were not designed with visitors in mind.
There are no restrooms, extra seats, or handicap accommodations in the cab. This
is for able-bodied adults only, however one rider under adult supervision may be 12 years old and up.
Locomotive Cab Ride - Ride-along in the cab of a locomotive
Prices and Discounts
Members receive 10% to 90% discount on train tickets
depending on their membership level. Membership discounts are applied
automatically on-line when you log in to your member account. Memberships start at only $30.
White Pine County Residents who are not members can
sign up for a White Pine Pass for free that entitles you to 10% off regular
excursion train tickets. Sign-up in person for free at the ticket window.
Just bring your drivers license to prove residency. Once you have your card the discount is applied automatically
when you log in to your account.
Mothers ride free on Mother's Day, Fathers ride free on Father's Day, Veterans and active service military ride free on
Memorial Day. Buy tickets for the rest of your party on-line,
then show up at the ticket window for the free ticket.
Active Service Military and U.S. Military Veterans receive a 10% discount on excursion trains.
Use promo code "military". Tickets will automatically be set to will-call. Bring your military ID to the ticket window
for verification to claim your tickets.
Kids Ride Free Monday thru Thursday on our regular Summer excursion trains.
This includes almost every mid-week train in the Summer, but excludes
holiday, charter, and special trains.
Rail Passengers Association
Members receive a 10% discount on regular summer excursion trains as an additional
benefit of their RPA membership. Use promo code "NARP".
You will need to bring your
current RPA membership card to the ticket window for verification, and to claim your tickets.
The Nevada Northern Railway is pleased to join RPA in their mission to work for a modern, customer-focused national passenger train network.
Learn more about RPA and their mission by visiting their website at
AAA and AARP Members receive a 10% discount on excursion trains.
Use promo code "AAA or AARP". You will need to bring your
current AAA or AARP card to the ticket window for verification, and to claim your tickets.
Membership or White Pine Pass discounts are in addition to
the single best discount above. We will automatically calculate the highest discount
you are entitled to for each ticket. All discounts are verified at the
ticket window when you pick up your tickets.
Groups of 12 or more should call (775) 289-2085 to arrange their group visit at a discount.
The calendar below shows all
train rides available. Ride with the Engineer is still
available on some of these dates. For the moment, you will have to put the
train ride in the cart first to see if it is still possible to Ride with the
Engineer on that date.
Click here if you still have a question about this program.