It’s been a fantastic summer at the Nevada Northern Railway Museum, and the season is wrapping up with a whole range of great activities, from train rides under the stars to a week-long camp for serious train buffs.
One-of-a-kind railroad experiences include Railroad Reality Week, the Wild West Limited, the Steptoe Valley Flyer, the Rock’n and Rollin’ Geology Train and the Night Sky Star Train Tour.
Railroad Reality Week, starting Aug. 21, puts campers to work for a week on the railroad.
The last Rockin’ and Rollin’ Geology Train of the season heads out into the unique landscape and mining history of Ely on August 22, with a look back at the old copper mining days.
Aug. 29 marks the last Wild West Limited, an evening aboard a steam train complete with cowboys and horses. Don’t be surprised if some robbers hold up the train, and bring an appetite as snacks, beer and other beverages available for purchase on board.
The lack of light pollution in Ely makes for a spectacular night sky, and expert Dark Rangers from nearby Great Basin National Park bring the stars to life. Last ride of the season is September 4.
The Steptoe Valley Flyer is the original Nevada Northern Railway passenger train, and the last ride for the season is September 5.