The Nevada Northern Railway, a National Historic Landmark, offers free rides to all moms on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14, 2017. Treat mom to a trip aboard an historic passenger coach pulled by a locomotive. Passengers will enjoy a ride through remarkable Robinson Canyon. Trains depart at 9:30 a.m. and the Valley Vista excursion at 1 p.m.
Open daily, except Tuesdays from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. (until 4 p.m. on Sundays) through Memorial Day weekend, the museum is located at 1100 Ave. in Ely, Nev. The Railway’s historic trains run between three communities on 30 miles of track in White Pine County. The Railway museum complex includes a full-service railyard encompassing fifty-six acres with dozens of buildings, shops and structures. The museum collection consists of four steam locomotives, six diesel locomotives and over sixty pieces of rolling stock. The museum also houses an extensive paper record of the railroad’s operations.
Regular rides include caboose and engine rides, the steam excursion train (a 90-minute train ride on a train pulled by a century-old steam locomotive toward Ruth Mine), as well as the opportunity to ride with the engineer. Diesel train excursions and reenactment train robbery rides are also available on certain weekends. Guests can also stay the night either in the historic caboose or railroad bunkhouse.
Other events in May:
Rockin’ and Rollin’ (a geology-themed outing May 20)
Train Robbery (May 14)
Memorial Day Weekend, Active Duty and Retired Military Duty Ride Free (May 26-29)
Star Train (SOLD OUT — view the wonders of the galaxy with expert Dark Rangers from Great Basin National Park, May 26)
Wild West Limited ride (a ride to Keystone Gulch with desperados, May 27)
30th Anniversary Celebration, Memorial Weekend
For more information, tickets and a complete schedule, go to NNRY.com.
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.