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Nevada Northern Railway Museum

1100 Avenue a, Ely, NV 89301
+1 775-289-2085
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We recently completed a 3300 mile road trip. The visit to NNRM was one of our very favorite stops... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Everett, Washington
NNR Ely Haunted Ghost Train

The NNR Haunted Ghost Train runs on Friday/Saturday evenings in mid to late October (about 4 days... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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."
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“engine house” (28 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1100 Avenue a, Ely, NV 89301
+1 775-289-2085
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently completed a 3300 mile road trip. The visit to NNRM was one of our very favorite stops. First of all, get there early to see the steam train get ready to go. (although I believe we were there the last weekend the steam...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The NNR Haunted Ghost Train runs on Friday/Saturday evenings in mid to late October (about 4 days). The train is pulled by a 1950's era diesel locomotive and consists of 3 passengers cars, a flat car with bench seats and a caboose. The train takes...More

Thank Scotty92394
Nevada_Northern_Ry, General Manager at Nevada Northern Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Scotty, Thank you for your review. Our goal is to make the Haunted Ghost Train a family friendly event. You're correct, if you want to be scared out of your wits, you won't be. But if you want to have a fun ride with passengers...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We planned to arrive in Ely to ride on their steam train. Had made several attempts over years so very excited to finally be at Nevada Northern Railway. Engin #40 was just beautiful to us. She steamed down the track to great applauds. After a...More

1  Thank morestips
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For all of you railroad buffs out there, a stop at the Nevada Northern Railway Museum is a must see. They have a nice collection of railroad memorabilia in the museum plus a restoration barn and a locomotive barn are open to interested patrons. A...More

Thank nealf470
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For railway enthusiasts, this has to be the thrill of a lifetime. It is expensive but worth every penny for the opportunity to drive a steam engine along an old mining route in Ely. The track runs along highway 50 for a ways so there...More

Thank Serra62
Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

We visited the museum and had a fabulous experience. We took the rail excursion which is a 14 mile round trip to the Ruth area copper mining operation where you turn around to return and pass through the two tunnels on the route. The narrative...More

Thank timothym931
Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

This was an unexpectedly fun part of our weekend trip to Ely. The museum itself, which features a lot of old equipment, is pretty neat to see for kids and adults both. We also went there on a Saturday near Halloween, so we got to...More

Thank carter2004
Reviewed October 13, 2017 via mobile

My boys and I drove to Ely from Great Basin NP just to visit the NNRM and we were so glad that we did. We were surprised at how much access we had to the entire rail-yard, the maintenance facilities and to the trains &...More

Thank SteveBinkley
Reviewed October 11, 2017

We enjoyed being able to walk around, peek, enter and talk to all in each building that was open. The docent at the museum was eager to share and answer questions. She let us look through pictures and old accounting books. The mechanics working on...More

Thank jbreur1570
Reviewed October 10, 2017 via mobile

Wonderful ride. Taking a train through a haunted house with cheesy narration. The children on the train thought it was a hoot. Would go again if not for the fact I am crippled and it is difficulttoclimb those stairs.More

Thank stvandy1
Nevada_Northern_Ry, General Manager at Nevada Northern Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2017

I'm so glad you enjoyed yourself on our Haunted Ghost Train. If you do ride again, let us know in advance, we have a portable elevator. We can use it so you can get into the train without climbing the stairs. Mark Bassett President, NN...More

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September 11, 2017|
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Response from Anne N | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know the answer.
July 3, 2017|
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Response from Larry A | Reviewed this property |
I don't know the name of the train runs. However, in the past, they've gone through the tunnel on the way to Ruth to their turning wye called Keystone.
Marian s
June 20, 2017|
Response from Judith C | Reviewed this property |
Our train trip was during daylight hours. So, I'm sorry I don't have an answer for you. I do hope you enjoy your visit there as much as we did ours.