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Nevada Northern Railway Museum

1100 Avenue A
East Ely,

Phone: 775-289-2085 --

Statement of Purpose:

Historical operating railroad Museum.

Highlights & Collections:

Complete railroad facilities over 30 buildings with trains excursions featuring 2 steam locomotives.

Often called the "best preserved" shortline in North America, the Nevada Northern was one of the last great mining railroads built in the early 20th century, carrying millions of tons of copper ore from Ely mines.

After cessation of railroad operations in 1983, it was donated to the non-profit White Pine Historical Railroad Foundation to operate as a working railroad museum.
Two excursion routes are operated; each trip is about 1.5 hours. The Keystone route travels around downtown Ely, then passes through tunnel No. 1; one of the few curved tunnels in the world and up scenic Robinson Canyon towards the mines.  Or enjoy the scenic "Hiline" route through the Steptoe Valley and towards the former mill and smelter.
1909 Alco 2-8-0 steam locomotive, 1910 Baldwin 4-6-0 steam locomotive, Alco RS-2 and RS-3 diesel locomotives.


Complete railroad facilities including over 30 buildings, steam and diesel locomotives, and over 70 pieces of rolling stock.
Guided walking tours of the railroad facility are offered daily. Exhibits include the general offices, depot and dispatcher's office-which all appear as they did when the facility opened in 1907.
Also, tour the roundhouse, machine shop and blacksmith shop and view the historic rolling stock of steam, diesel and electric locomotives and turn-of-the-century passenger and freight cars.
An absolutely authentic collection of railroad equipment from one of the west's last great mining camps

Calendar of Events:

Steam and Diesel Locomotive Student Engineer Rental Programs
Caboose Rentals
Train Charters
Fourth of July Fireworks Trains
Wine Trains


May through September

Admission & Directions:

Steam Excursions: $12 to $16
Diesel Excursions: $8 to $12
Facilities Tour:  $2.50
Under 6 Free

240 miles north of Las Vegas, NV at the junction of US Highways 6, 50, and 93.


Key Personnel:

Scott Lindsay, Interim Director

Sharon Tilley, Foundation Secretary
Evva Schaefer, Financial Officer
Lance Hunt, Chief Mechanical Officer

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