Nevada Northern Railway
National Historic Landmark      Ely, NV

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Nevada Northern Railway East Ely Yard Webcam
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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

  • Welcome to the official webcam and weathercam for the Nevada Northern Railway in East Ely, NV. This view is the railroad's main yard.

    This scene is very similar to what you would have seen at this very spot 100 years ago today!  Very little has changed.

    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. 

    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, Ely, NV (at the end of E.11th Street, off of US 93). We are open daily from 9am to 5pm (4pm on Sundays, later on nights when later trains are scheduled).  Note that we are closed Tuesdays September through June.   We are also closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Day, New Years Eve and Day.   For a tour arrive prior to 3:30pm (2:30pm on Sunday). 

    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