Nevada Northern Railway
National Historic Landmark        Ely, NV

Railroad Webcam - Steam Railcam

Upcoming Train Times
Scheduled ActivityDayJoinDepartReturn
DIESEL - Valley VistaWed8:45am9:30am11:10am
STEAM Robinson CanyonFri3:45pm4:30pm6:10pm
As Of: 1:09pm 79°F … Wind: 11 MPH from the S … Clear throughout the day.
Tomorrow: Partly cloudy throughout the day. Low: 52, High: 78
7 day: No precipitation throughout the week.

Railcam weather updated hourly via Join (locomotive couples to the train) and Return times can vary by approx. 10 minutes. 
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Be the Engineer

Climb up to the Real Thing!

You are at the throttle, taking control of a full-size, standard-gauge steam locomotive from Ely up toward the old Ruth Mining District.

This is the experience of a lifetime.  Hear from others who have done it.


Wednesday, September 28

   09:30 AM DIESEL - Valley Vista

Friday, September 30

   08:00 AM Iron Horse Symposium
   04:30 PM STEAM Robinson Canyon

Saturday, October 1

   08:00 AM Iron Horse Symposium Z
   01:00 PM STEAM Robinson Canyon
   04:30 PM DIESEL - Valley Vista

Sunday, October 2

   08:00 AM Be the Engineer STEAM
   11:00 AM STEAM Robinson Canyon
   01:30 PM Be the Engineer STEAM

Monday, October 3

   09:30 AM STEAM Robinson Canyon
   12:00 PM Be the Engineer STEAM
   02:30 PM Be the Engineer STEAM

Complete train and event schedule

Iron Horse Symposium

Weekend Immersion
Behind The Scenes

The Iron Horse Symposium is a three day gathering of serious railfans to discuss and learn the railroad history, preservation activities, tours, and demonstrations. Find out more.

Train Rides

Ride Back in Time

Enjoy a 90 minute train ride pulled by one of Nevada Northern's original locomotives.

The round-trip departs from the historic depot in Ely, NV, as our trains have for over 110 years now. Enjoy mountain scenery, historical narration, and the fun of ride'n the rails.

View complete schedule here.

Fast Facts

OPEN DAILY:  EXCEPT Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Day, New Years Day, and Jan 2nd.

HOURS:  Ticket Desk and General Store open 8am-5pm (4pm on Sundays, later on days when trains depart later). For a walking tour arrive one hour or more prior to closing. Full train schedule here  

WHERE: In the mountains of Central Nevada. 245 miles North of Las Vegas, 245 Miles Southwest of Salt Lake City, 300 miles East of Reno. Set your GPS for 1100 Avenue A, Ely, NV 89315 (at the end of E.11th Street, off of US 93).

WHY:  Acclaimed as the best preserved and most original example of an American railroad facility. Passenger train rides operate on the original main line, many behind one of our original working steam engines.

PHONE:  775-289-2085

Welcome to the official webcam and weathercam for the Nevada Northern Railway in East Ely, NV. This webcam view is the railroad's main yard.

This railcam scene is very similar to what you would have seen at this very spot 100 years ago today!  Very little has changed.  We invite you to visit and see all of this for yourself.  Wave to your friends back home via the webcam when you are here enjoying history with us. 

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. 

NNRY live railroad webcam - railcam - weathercam

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

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Comments (3)

Steve Henderson (Knoxville, Maryland, US) says...

There's a good short article about the Nevada Northern Railway Museum in our local Frederick Maryland News-Post newspaper, in the April 23-24 2022 edition. First I'd heard about your interesting museum. The author of the article is Justin Franz with the Washington DC Post.

alan weston (Folsom, California, US) says...

Nice story in trains mag

Rick (Abaco Bahamas, US) says...

Just finished rail camp. Two big thumbs up, would do it again in a heartbeat.


Rick, thanks for the kind words about the Rail Camp.  It was great to have you here participating with us for the week.  Hope to see you again down the line.