Nevada Northern Railway
National Historic Landmark      Ely, NV



Railroad Webcam - Steam Railcam

Live Railroad Webcam including steam locomotives operating in the Nevada Northern Railway yard
As Of: 9:01am 34°F … Wind: 6 MPH from the SW … Partly cloudy throughout the day.
Tomorrow: Overcast throughout the day. Low: 27, High: 44
7 day: Possible light snow on Sunday.

Railcam weather updated hourly via DarkSky.com. Join (locomotive couples to the train) and Return times can vary by approx. 10 minutes. 
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Keep the Fire Burning

This 501(c) Non-Profit Foundation has been acclaimed as America's best-preserved short line railroad. It wouldn't exist without the loyalty from hundreds of supporters like yourself. 

Explore membership benefits,  including DISCOUNTS, and the satisfaction of taking a role preserving an important part of history.

Hands-On History

Live the Experience Yourself


Immerse yourself in an experience you will never forget.

You can drive a locomotive out on the mainline. You can sleep overnight in the middle of a real railroad yard. You can spend an entire week learning first-hand what railroading is all about.

Find out how.

The Railroad's Calling

Volunteer Here

Volunteers are an important part of our daily operations

Perhaps it's time for you to live the dream of work'n on the railroad!  We are a non-profit museum maintained and operated with extensive help from volunteers like you.  Come, join us.

Departures

Thursday, February 6

                     Photography Workshop

Monday, February 10

Friday, February 14

   12:30 PM Winter Photo Weekend

Monday, February 17

Friday, February 21

   12:30 PM Winter Photo Weekend

Monday, February 24

Tuesday, February 25

Friday, March 13

View the full train and event schedule

Be the Engineer

Climb up to the Real Thing!



You are at the throttle for two hours as you take 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 actually done it.

Still Photography Workshop

Feb 6 - 9, 2020


An intensive instructional workshop lead by professional photographers focusing on teaching and practicing advanced photographic techniques.

Find out how to get the most this year from your camera.


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 or
866-40-STEAM  (866-407-8326)

Welcome to the official webcam and weather-cam 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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Rick (Abaco Bahamas, US) says...

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

Admin:

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.