Nevada Northern Railway
National Historic Landmark      Ely, NV


Nevada Northern Railway Event Calendar

Vacation ideas for railfans, historians, and explorers

Ely, NV - how to get get to Ely

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Welcome!  Here's a quick summary of what's going on up here.   Click on any event below for more details.  You can browse and book any Nevada Northern Railway events from this page.   Hover over a date on the calendar below to see all events for that day, then click to book. 

Excursion Train 90 minute train ride up toward the Ruth mine, pulled by a vintage locomotive.
You can ride in the passenger coaches, or the open-air flatcar, or consider one of the following upgrades:
  • Ride with the Engineer - Ride up in the cab on one of our regular passenger runs
  • Ride in the Caboose .  You and your party can ride in the caboose rather than the regular coaches.
  • Evening / Special Trains On most Saturday evenings in the Summer, and other selected times throughout the year we have a specially themed train.  They are a fun, new way to see the beautiful scenery around here.   Read more about these special trains.
  • Star Train
  • Rock'n Rollin' Geology Train
  • Restoration Rails
  • Wild West Limited
  • Steptoe Valley Flyer
  • Taste of Italy Dinner Train
  • Fire and Ice Fireworks Train
  • Be The Engineer You operate one of our vintage locomotives out on the main line on your own special run "up the hill" toward the old Ruth Mine.  Your hand on the throttle, Your hand on the brake.  Your hand on the whistle.  Run a locomotive.
    Haunted Ghost Train Weekend nights in October we dare to dispatch a trainfull of brave souls "Up the hill", toward the Old Ruth Mining District in search ghosts and goblins.
    Santa's Reindeer Flyer Weekends from Thanksgiving through Christmas come experience the magic of this season as we take a journey to the North Pole to meet Santa
    Caboose Lodging Stay overnight in a working caboose parked on a siding in our railyard
    Bunkhouse Stay overnight in a working railroad bunkhouse
    Winter Steam Spectacular Railfans from around the world come to Ely to photograph winter steam.  Early February each year.

    Hover over the date you are interested in for a complete list of trains and activities

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