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Film Projects & Commercials

A perfect location for Western-themed music videos

We can supply both steam and diesel locomotives, freight and passenger trains, tunnels, mountains, valleys, and flat open vista, as well as historic depots, furnished offices and heavy overhaul facilities all from the 1920's.

Yes, it gets cold and snowy here in the Winter. We are just over a mile high in elevation. Perfect for cold weather filming.

photo of a commercial filming at the NNRY

Railway Fun, Facts & Trivia

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Where is the Museum?

We have heard the question many times.  People come to the ticket desk and ask "Where's the museum?"  The truth is, this is a very large museum.  It's the original Nevada Northern Railway, complete with its original depot, engine house, freight house, and administrative building, all built in the 1910's.   It's the original Nevada Northern mainline track.  We still own all 147 miles of it.  It's several of the original Nevada Northern Railway locomotives, still in operation today.   Come, explore history with us!

Be the Engineer

You must have wondered what it was really like to live a century ago, and actually be at the throttle of a full-size, standard-gauge steam engine heading up 3% grades, through mountain tunnels. The good news is that it is not too late for you to live the dream. You can be at the throttle, actually being the engineer and running a locomotive or driving a steam engine.

Steam Ride Back in Time

This is how it was. Take a few hours and enjoy going back in time. Starting at the original East Ely depot, you will be boarding the train at the same station, on the same track, and pulled by the same locomotive that Nevada Northern Railway passengers have done for over 100 years!

Great Working Environment
When you film here it is a win-win. We help you make a great period movie and our reasonable location fees help the Nevada Northern Railway Foundation fulfill its mission.

Drones, donkys, dirigibles, and anything else you can imagine are all permitted along the entire right-of-way. It's Rural Nevada. Here, we have over a century of experience being flexible about things.

If you would like to rent the railroad for your upcoming filming session please fill out the form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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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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