In the Pilot House. Crew member Anthony DeBellis keeps the watch from the pilot house of Nevada Northern's Rotary B, as his plow extra heads out into a desert snow storm for some line-clear... (more)
Nevada Northern Plow Extra. Nevada Northern's Rotary Plow Train returns to the East Ely Yard after a day-long mission to clear some drifts in Robinson Canyon on the Keystone Branch. The tr... (more)
This shot is of Nevada Northern Railway's 1910 Baldwin 4-6-0 #40 pulling a rarely seen FREIGHT train during the 2013 Winter Steam Spectacular. Most of the time today you only see the preservation... (more)
This shot of Nevada Northern Railway's 1910 Baldwin 4-6-0 #40 during the 2013 Winter Steam Spectacular. Here this loco is pulling the photographers special with one baggage car and one passenger ... (more)
This shot of Alco RS-3 #109 is in the East Ely engine house at the Nevada Northern Railway during the 2013 Winter Steam Spectacular. The steamers are the stars during the photo shoots but this cl... (more)
Steam, snow and sagebrush. Light snow dusts the desert landscape as Nevada Northern's Steptoe Valley Flyer runs the last few hundred yards toward her home base in Ely, Nevada. Passenger se... (more)
Times they are a changin'. In recent years, the demographics of the railroad crews at tourist railroads and museums have begun to shift a bit. It isn't just the boys who are playing with t... (more)
Roundhouse Ritual: The Alemite Grease Gun. In the hours before dawn, a volunteer member of the Nevada Northern shop crew uses a pneumatic grease gun to pack the rod bearings on Locomotive 9... (more)
Midday "God-beams" lift the curtain of darkness on the seldom-seen back half of the Nevada Northern Engine House, revealing some of the museum pieces that "need a little work". Closest on ... (more)
Rotary 101. Here's a rear-quarter view of Nevada Northern's 1907-vintage Rotary Snow Plow B. It's a slightly different look at this classic piece of MOW equipment than you typically see, a... (more)
Nevada Northern #93 shoves the NN rotary snow plow through the yard at East Ely.
Nevada Northern #40 pulls outfit car 06 around the wye at Keystone.
The snow train returns to Ely. Nevada Northern's Rotary Plow train steams past the old Ely Freight Terminal en route to the engine house, with her crew still manning their stations. Nevad... (more)
Passing the torch. One of the stark realities of steam railroad operations is that most of the men who serviced and ran the locomotives in actual service are gone now. Even the first coupl... (more)
NN 40 and NN 93 are readied in the enginehouse at East Ely for a weekend of railroading for the second Winter Steam Spectacular of 2013. It truly is like stepping back in time at the Nevada North... (more)