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Perhaps it's time for you to live the dream of work'n on the railroad! We can use your help here. We are a non-profit museum operated with extensive help from volunteers just like you. Volunteers work in train operations and restoration projects. Come and join us.
This is one of the last, and best-preserved standard-gauge short line railroads in America.
It simply would not exist without the loyal support from hundreds of railfans like yourself.
It takes resources, know-how, and hard work to keep the railroad in operation.
Consider joining us by becoming a member. Explore the benefits of membership, including the satisfaction of helping to preserve an important part of history.
You are at the throttle for two hours as you take one of our vintage locomotives from Ely up toward the Ruth mine.
You will be at the throttle through two tunnels and experience 2.5% grades.
Main-line standard-gauge mountain railroading at its best! This is the experience of a lifetime.
If you like, this experience can be shared with a friend. It also makes a great gift. Why not share it together this year?
Take a week to learn, hands-on, what it was like to work on one of America's short-line railroads.
You will become familiar with locomotive and rolling stock maintenance, trackwork, and train operations. In "short", you will be part of the full-imersion experience in becoming a railroad jack-of-all-trades.
The Nevada Northern Railway:
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 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 toll-free at 866-40-STEAM (866-407-8326) or locally at 775-289-2085, or email us. The Nevada Northern Railway Depot and Gift Shop is located at 1100 Avenue A at E.11th Street in Ely, Nevada is open daily, except Tuesdays. The Gift Shop features a variety of souvenirs and gifts. All merchandise is tax-free. Your patronage helps preserve history and support ongoing Museum restorations.
Best Event in Rural Nevada – The Polar Express - 2013
Nevada State Treasure • Best Preservation Effort in the West • Attraction of the Year - 2012
Best Place to Take the Kids in Rural Nevada – 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 & 2007
Best Museum in Rural Nevada – 2013, 2010, 2009
Best Museum - Special Recognition - 2010
Favorite Nevada Attraction • Best Rural Museum in Nevada – 2008