Nevada Northern Railway
National Historic Landmark        Ely, NV



Railroad Webcam - Steam Railcam

Upcoming Train Times
Scheduled ActivityDayJoinDepartReturn
STEAM-Robinson CanyonSun10:15am11:00am12:40pm
As Of: 10:04pm 35°F … Wind: 9 MPH from the N … Clear throughout the day.
Tomorrow: Clear throughout the day. Low: 32, High: 64
7 day: No precipitation throughout the week.

Railcam weather updated hourly via DarkSky.com. Join (locomotive couples to the train) and Return times can vary by approx. 10 minutes. 
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Locomotive 81

Debut Photo Shoot Weekend
October 8-10, 2021









Three-day event featuring No. 81 for photo run-bys, night photo session, pulling historic passenger and freight consists for you to photograph and enjoy.

Click here to learn more

Train Rides

Ride Back in Time


Enjoy a 90 minute train ride pulled by one of Nevada Northern's original locomotives.

The round-trip departs from the historic depot in Ely, NV, as our trains have for over 110 years now. Enjoy mountain scenery, historical narration, and the fun of ride'n the rails.

View complete schedule here.

COVID Safety First

Trains are Running


We are in full operation and following all State and Federal Guidelines.

Read the full policy statement here.


Complete train and event schedule

Be the Engineer

Climb up to the Real Thing!



You are at the throttle, taking control of a full-size, standard-gauge steam locomotive from Ely up toward the old Ruth Mining District.

This is the experience of a lifetime.  Hear from others who have done it.

1956 HyRail Car

Take a Spin on the Rails


Nevada Northern's Hy-Rail #18


You can drive or ride in our restored 1956 Pontiac HyRail Maintenance Vehicle. Venture out on the mainline up mountain grades and through tunnels.

Find out how.


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 or
866-40-STEAM  (866-407-8326)

Welcome to the official webcam and weather-cam 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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alan weston (Folsom, California, US) says...

Nice story in trains mag

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Rick (Abaco Bahamas, US) says...

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

Admin:

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.