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Nevada Northern Railway Museum

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Address: 1100 Avenue A, Ely, NV 89315
Phone Number: +1 775-289-2085
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Activities: Group tours/train
Description: The Nevada Northern Railway is a non-profit historical foundation whose...
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 on the continent. 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."
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Although the train was not running during the week, the museum and equipment buildings visit were great. You get to look at the trains up close and the buildings where the repair... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Yucca Valley, CA
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Yucca Valley, CA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Although the train was not running during the week, the museum and equipment buildings visit were great. You get to look at the trains up close and the buildings where the repair them. An OSHA nightmare, all the belt driven equipment. The state historian in the museum was helpful on giving information about the train and its history.

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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69 reviews 69 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

this was a fun museum ,fun to just wonder around the train yard,so many things to see,a photographers dream ! check out the machine shop while you are there !

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Ohio
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99 reviews 99 reviews
53 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The Volunteers were great here and we were allowed to look at the trains and at the buildings where they repair the trains. Met someone who is a CEO of a software company who was enthusiastic about coming out for long weekends to volunteer. Only complaint I had was THEY HAD NO STANDARD POST CARDS FOR SALE in their gift... More 

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New Plymouth, Idaho, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Actually was able to walk through the garage where they were working on the locomotives. Way cool! You also get to walk around where various ages, and kinds of trains are stored.

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Nevada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

great rail tour of local area; special trips on Halloween and Christmas (Polar Express). You can even stay overnight at the station.

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Casper, Wyoming, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

What great fun to spend 3 days on all types of steam gear. Great photo opportunities and people that love what they do. Mark and his crew couldn't be any more hospitable. It was a little cold do dress accordingly however. A good time!

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Scottsdale, AZ
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

for the time we were there, this museum was closed. But we meandered around the train station which is very picturesque. Trains still run with tourists.

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Henderson, Nevada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Toured the Nevada Northern Railway Museum, took the afternoon ride to the copper mining area and were greeted by a light snow during the trip. The upstairs museum is filled with amazing pictures and history of the NNRM. Wander the grounds and check out the engine house, peek into the window of the RIP building to see the steam locomotive... More 

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Pocatello, Idaho
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This place is truly a step back in time! The deposit and the rail yard are great! They even allow you to freely wander around in the old locomotive shop while there are repairs being done on the old trains!.....then you can go on a old steam locomotive ride down the tracks! Around haloween there is a ghost train you... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Take the included tour as well as riding the trains. Our timing was off and the steam train tickets were sold out. However a really knowledgeable guide walked us through the building where they made the massive components like wheel bearings one piece at a time. He discussed how expensive and the years involved to restore these old steam trains.... More 

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