Nevada Northern Railway Museum, Ely

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The Nevada Northern Railway Museum is a railroad museum and heritage railroad located in Ely, Nevada and operated by a historic foundation dedicated to the preservation of the Nevada Northern Railway.

Museum activities include restoration and operation of historic railroad equipment and various hands on experiences and a variety of special events including seasonal trains for Halloween and Santa-themed trains for Christmas. This is one of the few places in the world where visitors can actually operate a steam locomotive, but this experience requires some advanced planning.
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  • Very dedicated friendly group. We went on Thursday so the train ride was a diesel through the valley nice but no big deal. Better to go other days when the steam engine goes up in the canyon. After...  more »
  • Our family of four had a wonderful time on the steam train to Robinson Canyon. The team members were knowledgeable and kind. We happened to be riding on a record-breaking heat day for Ely at one in...  more »
  • Fabulous place to get a sense of history. Well kept up. Beautiful restoration of trains and an opportunity to ride an authentic steam train. People who take care of this place are fabulous . Highly recommend a visit
  • What an excellent place this is. If you go be sure to go to where they keep all the locomotives in the garage by far the best place in the entire exhibit in my opinion. so many cool things in there and it's so authentic and the smell just smells like what you would think a locomotive mechanic shop would smell like just iron. Make sure to stop and see the little kitty cat I think his name is Dusty or dirt can't remember.everyone was extremely friendly though even though we didn't get to take a train ride it was still very much worth the detour.

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