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Our Train Rides

Join us for a trip back in time when the iron horse ruled the rails. The Nevada Northern Railway is a living, breathing, operating historic railroad. Historic steam engines are still in use here year 'round, so come, enjoy history with us!

You will have your choice of coach or open-air seating, or feel free to roam between the two. A hat and sunscreen are advisable for the open-air car. Bring a jacket along for the evening trips. We are over a mile high in elevation, so weather is generally mild, but sometimes unpredictable.

Hands On History Experiences

Time stopped here. It’s as if the workers went to lunch and never came back. They left behind a complete railroad, now a National Historic Landmark; the grounds include over 70 buildings, structures and 30 miles of track.

This is not your typical museum. Here you experience the history – Hands On!

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Our Special Events

Iron Horse Symposium

September 28-October 1, 2023

The Iron Horse Symposium is the NNRy’s premier history event. Through formal presentations, panel discussions, train rides and tours, participants dive into our incredible history and experience first hand the railroad that True West Magazine designated as a place “where history is happening.” This year’s theme will take participants through the early years of the railroad including the construction of the line, start of regular service, mishaps and enduring mysteries.

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Iron Horse Cookery

The Iron Horse Symposium is the NNRy’s premier history event. Through formal presentations, panel discussions, train rides and tours, participants dive into our incredible history and experience first hand the railroad that True West Magazine designated as a place “where history is happening.” This year’s theme will take participants through the early years of the railroad including the construction of the line, start of regular service, mishaps and enduring mysteries.

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Hours of Operation

Monday - Saturday | 8AM - 5PM
Sunday | 8AM - 4PM

Our Location

1100 Ave A, Ely, NV 89301

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