WHAT: The Ghost Train of Old Ely seems to be invaded by a band of demons, ghosts, and goblins on many of these Autumn evenings.
WHEN: On several nights in October we dare to send a trainload of brave souls out to witness this for themselves. Check the schedule below.
WHO: You and your family can join in the Halloween fun this year. Reservations are strongly suggested. We usually sell out.
BRING: Costumes encouraged. Dress warmly. You might feel a certain "chill."
It happens each October in this remote mountain town of Ely Nevada.
The days grow shorter and the nights take on a definite chill. They say the Ghost Train of Old Ely comes "alive" in a whole different way. Some say that there seem to be legions of demons,
ghosts, and goblins invading the otherwise peaceful setting here on those special October nights.
It has become our job to predict exactly when there might be good sightings of all the mysterious happenings around Ely. The schedule below has been carefully researched to provide the very best viewing of UFOs, Headless Horsemen, Hitchhiking Ghosts, Haunted Tunnels, Creepy Campfires, and Ghastly Ghost towns right alongside Nevada Northern Railway's original mainline up toward the old Ruth Mine through the old scary tunnels. Is it scary? Yes, a little. Is it fun? Yes, it is. Is it a bit corny? Seriously? Of course. As they say, come to have fun with friends and family, or don't come at all. Costumes are warmly encouraged.
You may be asking exactly how all of these eerie and mysterious scenes occur right alongside the mainline. You might also ask why almost 100 volunteers from the communities surrounding Ely disappear around the same time as the train trip. You might also ask why many of the ghosts and goblins possessing the rail line look amazingly like those local citizens. Could there be a coincidence? You can decide for yourself. We can't give away the ghosts' and demons' secrets. All we can say is that however it is done, here's a special thanks to the great, heartfelt community support that this event enjoys each year. We hope you enjoy the fruits of their labors as much as the community enjoys putting it on.
So, are you brave enough to get on the Haunted Ghost Train of Old Ely this year? Reservations are highly recommended. These trains almost always "sell out", so to speak. Who wants to be left behind at the depot on a night like this?
Prices: Adult: $45 Senior (65+): $38 Child (4-12): $20 Infant (not yet 4): Free
It's a fact that many people feel that the Enginehouse and several other buildings on the grounds are haunted. There has been a fair amount of paranormal research done up here. We will be sharing that with all those who are interested, and brave enough to tread where the ghosts may be staying. On several weekend nights in October will walk down to the main shops and Enginehouse, tell some of the stories of the people who lived and died working here in days-gone-by, then listen to see if they might have any messages for us. This tour is more oriented toward adults and teens, but careful, quiet listeners of all ages are welcome.
For 2020, face coverings are required, social distancing will be practiced, and the tour groups will be very limited in size.
Prices: Adult: $15 Senior (65+): Child (4-12): $15 Infant (not yet 4): Free
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We took our grandkids (ages 10, 8 & 3 1/2) last Saturday. OMG!!! What a ride to remember for years to come!!! The train was packed. There were purple & red lights with spider webs in the cars. Even though it was VERY COLD outside, the passenger cars were toasty warm. Scary/Halloween music playing. Creepy voice letting us know of events to be seen outside the windows. A full two hours of the best entertainment EVER! Well worth your $$. Even if Ely is a little, "hole in the wall place." To be able to experience this is, again, SO WORTH IT! We plan to bring baby brother in a few years!!! :-) Thank you to the staff (& those dressed up to scare us!) for your planning = LOVED EVERY MINUTE!
So glad that your family enjoyed the Haunted Ghost Train! The town enjoys putting it on each year, and are so glad when people write to let us know. We will pass your comments on, and hope to see you back in Ely again!
After it was over and they were ready to go home they allowed us to see parts like the inside of the caboose. They took my husband to the steam train engine and showed him how it all worked.
Thanks to the great staff! We had a blast and I can't say enough about the depot.
The train running, museum all of it was just a great experience!
See? We're not kidding about a "certain chill" coming to the Ghost Train of Old Ely each year about this time. Fair warning for everyone to dress warmly :)
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Just so you know, this year's prices are identical to last year's prices. As an independent non-profit foundation we do everything we can to keep prices as low as possible, and make ends meet. There are no operational subsidies from the government, so the upkeep on everything you saw while you were here, and a whole lot more that goes on behind the scenes has to be covered by the fare box. Thank you for your support. Our goal is to still be here next time that you are out our way, so please stop by and say hi.