Still Photography Workshop

Feb 22 -25, 2018

An intensive instructional workshop lead by professional photographers focusing on teaching and practicing advanced photographic techniques.

Find out how to get the most this year from your camera.

2018 Schedule Summary

Details of our 2018 schedule are being finalized.  Here is a summary of what to expect:

Starting Mid-April 2018:
   Fridays     4:30pm STEAM Train
   Saturdays 1:00pm STEAM Train
   Sundays    9:30am STEAM Train

Starting Memorial Day Weekend:
   Fridays     4:30pm STEAM
   Saturdays  1:00pm and 4:30pm STEAM
   Sundays    9:30am STEAM
   Mondays   9:30am STEAM
   Wed and Thru 9:30am DIESEL

Be the Engineer STEAM:   Available most days that STEAM operates
Be the Engineer DIESEL:   Can be arranged for almost anytime

Stay tuned!  On-Line ticketing, along with the full schedule (including special trains and events) will be available by early FEBRUARY 2018


Daily - Check for details:

                     Be the Engineer - DIESELclick to reserve
                     Overnight at the Museumclick to reserve
                     Walking Tour of the Yard

Friday, February 9

   01:00 PM Winter Photo Weekend

Friday, February 16

   01:00 PM Winter Photo Weekend

Thursday, February 22

   01:00 PM Photography Workshop

Friday, April 6

Saturday, April 7

Sunday, April 8

View the full train and event schedule


Official Railroad Merchandise

This is perfect for anyone who has been here, or for anyone who wishes they were here.  We will box up a memory and send it to you today.

Browse through our General Store now.


The Railroad's Calling

Volunteer Here

Volunteers are an important part of our daily operations

Perhaps it's time for you to live the dream of work'n on the railroad!  We are a non-profit museum maintained and operated with extensive help from volunteers just like you.   Come and join us.

Iron Horse Cookery

Bacon and more; Cooked in the firebox
of a working steam locomotive

  • Watch the Videos
  • Learn more about how we do this
  • Order the Recipe Book from our General Store

  • Fast Facts

    OPEN DAILY:  EXCEPT  Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Day, New Years Eve and Day.  Also closed on Tuesdays, other than July and August.

    HOURS:  Gift shop and ticket desk 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.  Click for train schedule

    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. We are at the North end of East 11th Street, just 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)

    The Nevada Northern Railway Museum:

    Track for the Nevada Northern Railway was laid over a century ago, connecting one of the largest copper mines in North America to the Transcontinental routes to the North. Today, several of the original coal-fired standard-gauge steam locomotives that were ordered and delivered new to the railroad over a century ago are still in operation!   The Nevada Northern Railway is the best-preserved example of a standard-gauge short-line left in North America.

    Come to Ely, NV and immerse yourself in historic railroad experiences:

    Right from your home you can connect with the what is going on here.  Take a peek at our live webcam or explore the  panoramic virtual reality.  Also consider becoming a member or volunteer to help with the preservation, operation, and restoration work here.   It's true that getting here can be half the fun, so start planning your trip tonight.   We are located on what has been called "The Loneliest Highway in America."  Find out why

    You can book tickets right on this website.  For more information call us at 775-289-2085 or 866-40-STEAM (866-407-8326), or email us.   The Nevada Northern Railway Museum, Depot, and Gift Shop is located at 1100 Avenue A  Ely, NV.  We are open daily from 8am to 5pm (4pm on Sundays, later on nights when later trains are scheduled).  We are closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Day, New Years Eve and Day, as well as Tuesdays September through June.   For a walking tour of the museum arrive one hour or more prior to closing.   Our General Store features a variety of souvenirs and gifts.   All merchandise is tax-free.   Your patronage helps preserve history and support ongoing Museum restoration projects.

    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