Dig deep into the geology and history of Ely and the Nevada Northern Railway with the Rockin’ & Rollin’ Geology Train May 20, June 9, July 22 and Aug. 13.
Ride on a train pulled by one of the surviving original century-old steam engines and witness the fascinating geology of the region.
Local mining geologists will discuss the railroad, mining history and show samples of local ore. The Nevada Northern Railway served massive copper mines, and geological history runs deep.
White Pine County continues to produce tens of millions of tons of copper ore annually, and back in the day, railroad cars were used to bring the ore out of the pits. Two-thousand pounds of ore typically yielded only 60 pounds of copper, so the process was very labor intensive.
Snacks and beverages are available for purchase during the ride. Cost is $39 for adults, $20 for kids ages 4-12, and free for kids ages 3 and younger.
For more information, tickets and a complete schedule, go to www.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.