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“A memorable vintage railroading experience”

Nevada Northern Railway Museum
Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Ely
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Nevada Northern Railway is a non-profit historical foundation whose mission is to maintain and operate what has been acclaimed as the best preserved railroad facility in the United States. Come, enjoy history with us! We offer 90 minute train rides up toward the historic Ruth Copper Mine, as well as a view into the history of what put this mining town on the map. Don't miss the included tour of the Engine House and yard after the train ride. You can see the facility that has been servicing these steam locomotives for over a century now. For the serious rail fan, we offer the opportunity to be at the throttle (and brakes!) Of a real, standard-gauge, steam locomotive on your own private run "up the hill."
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 13 June 2009

While I've never ridded the ghost train, I've ridden on the Nevada Northern Railway. Unlike some scenic railways which are essentially amusement rides, the NNRR is a complete railway, with several engines, a variety of rolling stock, a depot, a yard, a steam crane, and more. One of the staff--I believe his name was Bob--gave a guided tour of the engine shop after the train ride which was fascinating--the gentleman was literally a walking encyclopedia about the mechanical side of steam locomotives. For anyone interested in the details of railway operations a century ago, I would recommend the NNRR without reservation.

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