Railroads are an iconic part the early west. As copper mining grew in White Pine County so did the importance of the trains. The Nevada Northern Railway was started in 1905 to complete a rail link from the transcontinental railroad to open up one of the largest copper discoveries on the continent. Now the most well preserved trainyard in the west, The Nevada Northern Railway National Historic Landmark is a place where time stopped. When you visit, you can immerse yourself in railroad history as you tour the train yard, ride the train, sleep in a caboose, or even drive the train with the “Be The Engineer Program”. Located in Ely, Nevada, this historic mountain town offers year-round charm, major events, unique arts and history, and the best outdoor recreation in the state. Get more of the story by making a trip to the White Pine Public Museum and McGill Drug Store. Make sure to budget time to visit nearby Great Basin National Park and Lehman Caves, Ward Charcoal Ovens State Park, and Cave Lake State Park. When your day of exploration is complete, downtown Ely is host to many restaurants, art galleries, murals, and retail stores.
May 10, 2019 – Join us at Nevada Northern Railway for the celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the driving of the golden and silver spikes connecting the Transcontinental Railroad. There will be special train rides, a story telling festival, music by the Bar D Band, and other events going on all day. While you are here, make sure to explore more of White Pine County.To get more information www.ElyNevada.netDownload ItineraryVisit Website