Nevada Northern Railway's Iron Horse Symposium continues a longstanding historical
tradition of a Fall gathering of railfans from all over the country
a weekend-long immersion experience. There will be opportunity for hands-on experiences in the shops, yard, and right-of-way.
Experiences for this year include:
Working demonstration of historic equipment, such as Nevada Northern Steam Wrecking Crane "A"
-- The oldest working steam crane on any US railroad.
Seeing Steam locomotives 81 and 93 in operation.
See the NNRY diesel locomotives in operation. ALCOS RS-2 #105 and RS-3 #109 will be mu’d and Baldwin VO #801 will be fired up!
Train ride “mixer” with employees and participants. Coaches 7 & 8
On Display will be Rotary Snowplow #A, Baggage/RPO #20, Coach #5 and Outfit 06
Plenty of photo run-by opportunities
Optional opportunities to see the Ruth Copper Mine - the third largest
open-pit on the American Continent.
There is usually ample lodging available in Ely during the Symposium, but it is a good idea to book well in advance.
Information on how to get to Ely and places to stay are listed under the
VISIT -- Tourist Information menu.