The coal and water tower complex in the East Ely Yard is the focus of activity on this sunny, and relatively mild February morning. Two very different locomotives from the Nevada Northern ... (more)
It's not typically a good sign when you see a hot steam locomotive being pushed into a machine shop by a diesel yard goat. It generally means there's a mechanical issue, and it often means... (more)
With Nevada Northern 4-6-0 #40 leading, 2-8-0 #93 shoves on the rear as they take a mixed train north from Ely towards McGill on the High Line.
Tucked away at the back of the East Ely Engine House are a couple of pieces of the Nevada Northern collection that haven't been out much lately. On the left is the Alco RS-3 Locomotive #10... (more)
Dave Turner and Lennox Purinton (standing) wait on Nevada Consolidated Copper Company #93 for the steam crane crew to finish their work on re-railing an ore car.
Snippets of the glory days..... Although the Nevada Northern Railway is a working museum, and the equipment and facilities are in constant use, there are a few dusty corners in various bui... (more)
"The Midnight Sun." Railroaders know no days or times, all we know is work. Therefore, the yard lights are often our sunshine. Here, a pair of Conrail SD70MACs rest under the artificial ... (more)
Not many places like this anymore.... The cavernous Nevada Northern Engine House in East Ely sits open to the morning light, on a Friday morning in February, as the museum gets ready for t... (more)
Anatomy of a Big Hook.Here is a little different view of the Nevada Northern Railway Museum's Big Hook...the 1907-vintage Steam Wrecking Crane A. This contraption weighs as much as a stea... (more)
Big Hook: A very useful engine.Wreckmaster John Henry watches as this Nevada Northern wrecking crew rigs a derailed hopper for a lift back onto the iron in the East Ely Yard. Nevada Nort... (more)
Ex BN SD40-2 3512 idles in Maysville waiting for its next assignment.
A Green Light to Innovation:
Just as progress nearly half a century ago altered signalling along the old Washington to Atlanta mainline, progress again strikes as PTC signal upgrades co... (more)