Ely—For the sixth year, the Nevada Northern Railway Museum (NNRY) in Ely, Nev. is offering a Steam, Steel and Strobes Scholarships for two lucky winners to attend the railroad’s annual photography event, the Winter Steam Photo Spectacular.

Applicants ages 18-30 are encouraged to apply. The photographers selected will receive free admittance to the February 2017 events held during the weekends of Feb. 10-12 and Feb. 17-19.

Scholarship winners will also be provided with a $500 stipend to cover travel expenses, and will work with professional photographer Steve Crise who will mentor the winners during their stay in Ely.

To apply, e-mail a proposal of no more than 250 words along with three low-resolution images to Mark S. Bassett, president of the NNRY at president@nnry.com.

Entries must be received by 5 p.m. PST on Dec. 16, 2016. In the subject of the e-mail, please put “Steam, Steel and Strobes Scholarship 2017.”

The Nevada Northern Railway Museum is making this opportunity available to encourage young adults to participate in an outstanding heritage railroading experience.

This is the sixth year that this scholarship has been in existence. There will be two winners selected, one for each weekend.

About the Winter Steam Photo


For two consecutive weekends in February the Nevada Northern Railway hosts its Winter Steam Spectacular Photo Shoot. Over two and half days, the photographers are given full access to the railroad and an unlimited amount of photo possibilities.

Photographers can expect world-class photographic opportunities of steam locomotives pulling vintage freight and passenger cars that are original to the railroad. These trains are made of wooden railroad cars whose origins date back to 1872. The crews will be in period dress, adding to the experience.

About the Nevada Northern Railway:

The Nevada Northern Railway Museum is a designated National Historic Landmark.

Voted the state’s Best Rural Museum and the Best Place to Take the Kids by readers of Nevada Magazine, the Nevada Northern Railway Museum also has been featured on Modern Marvels, American Restorations and on PBS. For more information, call 775-289-2085, log onto www.NNRY.com or to get the latest news “Like” the Railway’s Facebook page.