Nevada Northern Railway
National Historic Landmark      Ely, NV

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Be the Engineer

Experience of a lifetime

You are at the throttle for two hours as you take one of our vintage locomotives from Ely up toward the old Ruth Mining District.  This is the experience of a lifetime.  Hear from others who have actually done it.

If you like, this experience can be shared with a friend.  It also makes a great gift.  Why not share it together this year?


Daily - Check for details:

     Walking Tour of the Yard

Saturday, March 17

   01:00 PM DIESEL-Robinson Canyon

Saturday, March 24

   01:00 PM DIESEL-Robinson Canyon

Saturday, March 31

   01:00 PM DIESEL-Robinson Canyon

Friday, April 6

Saturday, April 7

   01:00 PM STEAM-Robinson Canyon

Sunday, April 8

   09:30 AM STEAM-Robinson Canyon

View the full train and event schedule

How to Get to Ely, NV

Home of the Nevada Northern Railway

We are located on what has been called "The Loneliest Highway in America."  Find out why

See all that the real heart of the rural American West has to offer you as a destination vacation.

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Live View of the East Ely Yard

Nevada Northern Railway Live Webcam in East Ely, NV

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The Nevada Northern Railway webcam in East Ely, NV is updated in near real-time.

Join the fun and watch trains arrive and depart.

You can plan on it!

You deserve a great vacation this year!  Let's start tonight to put some plans together. 

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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 like you.  Come and join us.

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