Nevada Northern Railway
National Historic Landmark      Ely, NV

Donations to the Nevada Northern Railway Foundation

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$30,000 Challenge, Double Your Money!

As an independent, non-profit 501(c) historic foundation, the mission of preserving what is one of the last real American short-line railroads is on all of our shoulders.  Without your help and support the Nevada Northern Railway would be just a memory with a bit of overgrown, abandoned roadbed. Together, you, and the rest of the world-wide community that cares, have pitched in to make it "The most authentic, and best cared-for" railroad on the continent.

The good news is that the First National Bank of Ely has challenged the Nevada Northern Railway Museum to raise $30,000 by December 31, 2017.

The Bank will match all memberships, renewed memberships and donations - dollar for dollar until then. If you become a member or renew your membership at the $50 level, the bank will match your contribution and we will receive $100! Already a current member, you can make a donation and the bank DOUBLE your donation too! It’s that simple!

Funds raised from the $30,000 Challenge will help get Locomotive 81 steaming once again! With your help we can do it, become a member, renew or donate between now and December 31, 2017. When you do, The First National Bank of Ely will DOUBLE your contribution!

Don’t hesitate, join, renew or donate today!
Make your donation on-line here

If you like, you are invited to also become a member. The First National Back of Ely will match your membership as well.
You can start your membership here

First National Bank of Ely

Would you like to mail in a check for your larger donation or membership? That also works out well for us. Either write a short note with your check, or use the Donation Form and/or the Membership form.

Locomotive 81 at coaling tower

BEFORE: This is locomotive 81 "back in the day." Most likely she was being backed down the
Engine house Lead to take on coal before starting her shift out on the main line

Locomotive 81 being overhauled

DURING: This is locomotive 81 stripped down to the boiler, getting ready for "a little work." 

Locomotive 81 in the East Ely Yard

After: This is exactly how Locomotive 81 will look after the complete overhaul. She will be ready many more years of hard work.
We are guessing that she is actually looking forward to it as much as we are.