RailPictures.Net Photo: NN 40 Nevada Northern Railway Steam 4-6-0 at Ely, Nevada by Kevin Madore
  Login Sign Up 

Photo Location Map Locomotive Details Location/Date of Photo

Nevada Northern Railway (more..)
Steam 4-6-0 (more..)
Approaching Lackawanna Crossing (more..)
Ely, Nevada, USA (more..)
February 12, 2012
Locomotive No./Train ID Photographer
NN 40 (more..)
Photo Charter (more..)
Kevin Madore (more..)
Contact Photographer Photographer Profile 
Remarks & Notes 
Steamscape - Steptoe Valley. With the vast expanse of the Steptoe Valley as a backdrop, Nevada Northern's Locomotive 40 signals her approach to the Lackawanna Crossing on the Ore Line to Keystone. Over the past several years, a number of people have asked me why I keep going back to Nevada every February. This photo provides all of the answers I'll ever need. I just can't get pictures like this in the tree-tunnels of New England. The consist seen here is a series of 4 wooden boxcars dating to 1912. Alas, much of the Nevada Northern Railway Museum's historic freight car fleet is now restricted by FRA Regulations to operations within the yard and the operation seen here was indeed conducted just inside the yard limits. The museum has applied for waivers to remove these restrictions, but so far, the Feds have not obliged. Interestingly, the FRA has no such restrictions on the operation of historic passenger equipment, and it is perfectly legal for the NN Museum to operate coaches that are 30 years older than these boxcars...even carrying passengers on them. Like everything else associated with the government, there's just no explaining the logic.
Community Response Photo Comments (4) 
Views: 4,287     Favorited: 39
Since added on March 05, 2012

+ Add to Favorites

+ Nominate for People's Choice

+ Subscribe

+ Add to Photo Album

+ Post a Photo Comment
* Views on this page updated in real-time.

 User Photo Albums Containing this Photo (1)+ Add to Album
Nevada Northern: High Desert Time Warp

Album created by member Kevin Madore
Album Views: 18,356
Images from numerous winter photo shoot weekends in Ely, Nevada
Add to Photo Album or Get Your Own Photo Album

EXIF Data for this photo: [What's this?]

This image contains EXIF headers - Click Here to show the data.

Photo Copyright 2012 Kevin Madore. All Rights Reserved. Photo Usage Policy
This website Copyright © 2002-2018. All Rights Reserved.