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Nevada Northern Railway Museum

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Address: 1100 Avenue a, Ely, NV 89301
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
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 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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Marvelous tour of railroad museum stopped in time

We had a marvelous tour of the railway museum, led by a terrific raconteur, Sean Pitts, of the museum staff. We had the option of self-guided or guided, and we were so glad that... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a marvelous tour of the railway museum, led by a terrific raconteur, Sean Pitts, of the museum staff. We had the option of self-guided or guided, and we were so glad that we chose the latter. The railway museum is like a picture in time. Stacks of office supplies fill one room where the staff left, certain that... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

See especially the Machine room where you can marvel at the size of the old steam engines and talk with some of the workers. I was really impressed with the size of the old engines. It would be fun to ride one when they start to run in May. Knd

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose to drive US50 instead of I-80 across Nevada and added a stop at the museum. We were pleased with the museum, but the real stars were the rail yard and especially the engine house, We had great conversations with several employees and volunteers. The crew was working on the steam locomotive #93 replacing steam tubes, etc. They took... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mark Bassett, the boss at the Nevada Northern Railway, does a fantastic job in setting the agenda and making sure his talented team provide a great weekend for all the photographers. Highly recommend the steam loco photoshoot in a beautiful area of Nevada. Mark shares his stories and knowledge to provide a thorough and entertaining train experience. Great fellow, great... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016

We took our 3 and 5 year-old grandgirls on the Polar Express this weekend along with two other families. They absolutely loved it! The staff made everyone feel special and there was just enough snow to make magical. We'll be back.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016

This was my husband's and my Christmas gift for our children and grandchildren. Thank you all for making it a memorable occasion. We had so much fun.

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State College, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed learning more about the town and it's history through railway history. The best part about the experience was taking time to talk to the people working here - they filled us full of details about what it is really like to live and work in Ely.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

Interesting old depot and museum with restored steam engines. The history was interesting. A large facility where engines are restored. We always like a train ride, especially one pulled by an historic steam engine. The route traveled was not very scenic. We hope that they are able to extend the route over time.

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Cedar City, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016 via mobile

I wouldn't recommend going if you don't want to spend some money. :) There's a lot of cool stuff that you'll want. Great equipment and very cool building. Definitely would like to go again next time I'm through town.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

I brought my little nephew here for the ghost train ride on Oct 15, 2016. We had so much fun! Earlier that day, we spent some time exploring the train station and tracks, visited the museum and learn about the history of this station. So wonderful that they allow visitors to roam freely. I will be back for more train... More 

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