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Nevada Northern Railway Museum

1100 Avenue A, P.O. Box 150040, Ely, NV 89315-0040
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Ranked #1 of 7 attractions in Ely
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads
Activities: Group tours/train
Description: A nostalgic train ride is offered through the countryside.
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San Jose, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

My wife and I stayed in the Nevada Northern Railway bunkhouse (private rooms with 1 or 2 beds; building contains 2 single-occupancy toilet-shower rooms plus a common-use kitchen and lounge, and there are four residency rooms in the building) and took the steam excursion train up to the mining district. We very much enjoyed this trip and would recommend it... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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22 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We had been on this train ride before and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was fun looking at everything and enjoying sitting on the flat bed car being outside. You actually can go inside and sit or walk out to the flat bed and enjoy the outdoors. I know that the last time we took this it had taken us through... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

It was a nice train ride. The Conductor was a delightful elderly man with lots of knowledge to share. He was very passionate about his work. We enjoyed seeing the old trains in raw form in the workshop. We experienced the diesel train ride. The steam engine only runs on the weekend. We watch Rick's Restoration and it was neat... More

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Longview, Washington
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Great experience. We took the evening train ride with commentary by Mr. Bassett which was fascinating. The train ride stopped at one of the buildings where Mr. Bassett gave a tour of items inside. After the tour we continued on the train ride to Ruby, Nv. Mr. Bassett talked about the items that Rick's Restoration completed for the railroad and... More

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San Diegom CA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

On our way through Nevada the thought was spend the night somewhere with something to see. A "train museum" might just fit the bill. Not only was it really interesting but to see everything (locomotives under construction, parts being made from scratch, the original offices, et al) takes about four hours and the time flys by. A must see!!!

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Surprise, Arizona
5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I was able to check out the Engine House, without being monitored, and see the other steam engines being repaired. Bummer, I missed the morning train ride.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My husband and his brother took the "Be an Engineer" experience. They were taken on an excursion on the steam train and were taught to run the engine. The regular engineer took us for a tour of the engine house and the passenger car restoration facilities. We had a great time.

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Henderson, Nevada
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Lots of fun, especially for the train buff. I spent over an hour in the engine house taking photos. The staff was very friendly, and helpful in getting my membership straightened out. Wonderful views, excellent rise through the canyons and mining areas of Northern Nevada. Take the time to drive to this beautiful little community at over 6000' in the... More

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Minden, NV
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37 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Really enjoyed the train ride as well as the museum. Spent the rest of the evening at a catered dinner on the grounds and had a wonderful time. The conductors were very friendly and knowledgeable. .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I was fortunate to join a group led by the Executive Director of the museum foundation. His knowledge and appreciation for the collection added to our experience. There are many types of engines, two of which have been beautifully restored. I enjoyed seeing the lavatory facilities and the komodes with their "automated" lids.

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