Nevada Northern Railway
National Historic Landmark      Ely, NV

Railroad Webcam - Steam Railcam

Upcoming Train Times
Scheduled ActivityDayJoinDepartReturn
Santa Reindeer FlyerFri5:45pm6:30pm8:10pm
Santa Reindeer FlyerSat12:15pm1:00pm2:40pm
As Of: 4:12pm 36°F … Wind: Calm … Possible flurries in the morning.
Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy throughout the day. Low: 30, High: 40
7 day: Light snow today through Sunday.

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


Ride the Christmas Train This Year to visit Santa at the North Pole.

This is the family tradition that your family will remember forever. This often sells out, so Book early.


Friday, December 6

   06:30 PM Santa Reindeer Flyer

Saturday, December 7

   01:00 PM Santa Reindeer Flyer
   04:30 PM Santa Reindeer Flyer
   07:00 PM Santa Reindeer Flyer

Sunday, December 8

   01:00 PM Santa Reindeer Flyer

Friday, December 13

   06:30 PM Santa Reindeer Flyer

Saturday, December 14

   01:00 PM Santa Reindeer Flyer
   04:30 PM Santa Reindeer Flyer
   07:00 PM Santa Reindeer Flyer

Sunday, December 15

   01:00 PM Santa Reindeer Flyer

Monday, December 16

   06:30 PM Santa Reindeer Flyer

View the full train and event schedule


Official Railroad Merchandise

This is perfect for anyone who has been here, or for anyone who wishes they were here.  We will box up a memory and send it to you today.

Browse through our General Store now.


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Feb 6 - 9, 2020

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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.


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.