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Iron Horse Symposium

NNRY's Iron Horse Symposium continues a longstanding historical tradition of a Fall gathering of railfans from all over the country a weekend-long immersion experience.

iron horse symposium presentation

There will be opportunity for hands-on experiences in the shops, yard, and right-of-way.

Experiences for this year include:

- Working demonstration of historic equipment, such as Nevada Northern Steam Wrecking Crane "A" -- The oldest working steam crane on any US railroad.
- Seeing Steam locomotives 81 and 93 in operation.
- See the NNRY diesel locomotives in operation. ALCOS RS-2 #105 and RS-3 #109 will be mu’d and Baldwin VO #801 will be fired up!
- Train ride “mixer” with employees and participants. Coaches 7 & 8
- On Display will be Rotary Snowplow #A, Baggage/RPO #20, Coach #5 and Outfit 06 Plenty of photo run-by opportunities
- Optional opportunities to see the Ruth Copper Mine - the third largest open-pit on the American Continent.

people on top of wrecking crane A

Available Options

There is usually ample lodging available in Ely during the Symposium, but it is a good idea to book well in advance.

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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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