The only steam-powered train in the world where fireworks are shot off a moving train is in Ely, at the Nevada Northern Railway, National Historic Landmark. The Fireworks Express Steam Train leaves the East Ely Depot on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 4:30 p.m.
Fireworks are scheduled to be shot off at 6:15 p.m. from one of two open-air flat cars. The second flat car will be available for ‘front row’ viewing of the fireworks. Passengers can move freely between the open-air flat car and the enclosed, heated passenger cars.
The Fireworks Express has been recognized by the Nevada 150 Committee as an event that helps celebrate Nevada’s 150th Anniversary. It will be the last train ride until the season officially begins in mid-April.
The Fireworks Express generally sells out so call 775-289-2085 or visit the East Ely Depot to get your tickets while they are still available. Prices are $32/adult (13+); $16/child (4-12). Toddlers free but still need a ticket.
Discounts are available for White Pine and Eureka residents, AAA, NNRy members, active military and veterans.