Nevada Northern Railway
National Historic Landmark        Ely, NV

Railroad Webcam - Steam Railcam

As Of: 5:02am 10°F … Wind: 9 MPH from the ENE … Clear throughout the day.
Tomorrow: Clear throughout the day. Low: 14, High: 41
7 day: Snow (1–2 in.) next Tuesday.

Railcam weather updated hourly via Join (locomotive couples to the train) and Return times can vary by approx. 10 minutes. 
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Phoenix Dare Campaign

Sponsor a specific part of the restoration of Locomotive 40. It's an Iron-Clad way to have lasting satisfaction - knowing that you made a difference here!

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Winter Photo Spectacular

Feb 3-5 and Feb 17-19  2023

A weekend of vintage locomotives and rolling stock staring in special photo run-bys and night scenes. You will return with new memories, new friends, and photos of a lifetime.

Be in the photo line this year.

"Dirt" the Cat

Our Official Mascot and Greeter

It is with great sadness that Dirt, the beloved Mascot of the Railroad has passed away.  Find out more about his life here..


Thursday, February 9

   03:00 PM Photography Workshop

Monday, February 13

   01:00 PM Be the Engineer STEAM

Thursday, February 16

   10:30 AM Be the Engineer STEAM
   01:00 PM Be the Engineer STEAM

Friday, February 17

   01:00 PM Winter Photo Weekend

Monday, February 20

   10:30 AM Be the Engineer STEAM
   01:00 PM Be the Engineer STEAM

Friday, March 10

   01:00 PM Be the Engineer STEAM

Saturday, March 11

   10:00 AM Be the Engineer STEAM
   01:00 PM STEAM Robinson Canyon

Complete train and event schedule

You can plan on it!

Off the beaten path, in a good way

You deserve a great vacation this year!  Let's start tonight to put some plans together. 

Explore new territory this Summer!  Take a quick look at all there is to do up here in the Rural Inter-Mountain West.

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 89315 (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

Welcome to the official webcam and weathercam for the Nevada Northern Railway in East Ely, NV. This webcam view is the railroad's main yard.

This railcam scene is very similar to what you would have seen at this very spot 100 years ago today!  Very little has changed.  We invite you to visit and see all of this for yourself.  Wave to your friends back home via the webcam when you are here enjoying history with us. 

The Nevada Northern Railway is a National Historic Landmark and nonprofit museum. Most of the original Nevada Northern locomotives, rolling stock, track and buildings are being preserved as part of our ongoing mission.   The track was laid over a century ago through the Great Basin of Nevada to service one of the largest copper mines on the continent.  Two of the original steam locomotives that were ordered for the railroad over a century ago are still in operation today.   It has been said that the Nevada Northern Railway is the best-preserved example of a standard-gauge short-line left in North America.

This is the place to come a variety of railroad experiences.  Yes, we have train rides from East Ely up toward the old Ruth Mining District.  There are specially themed trains, and, of course, don't miss the seasonal Haunted Ghost Trains and our Polar Express trains to visit the North Pole. 

We also have Hand-On adventures, including  "Be the Engineer", "Ride with the Engineer", and Railroad Reality Week which is our Summer hands-on railroad camp for teens and adults. 

NNRY live railroad webcam - railcam - weathercam

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence - 5 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

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Steve Henderson (Knoxville, Maryland, US) says...

There's a good short article about the Nevada Northern Railway Museum in our local Frederick Maryland News-Post newspaper, in the April 23-24 2022 edition. First I'd heard about your interesting museum. The author of the article is Justin Franz with the Washington DC Post.

alan weston (Folsom, California, US) says...

Nice story in trains mag

Rick (Abaco Bahamas, US) says...

Just finished rail camp. Two big thumbs up, would do it again in a heartbeat.


Rick, thanks for the kind words about the Rail Camp.  It was great to have you here participating with us for the week.  Hope to see you again down the line.