High Desert Haulers. Nevada Northern rostermates 40 and 93 simmer quietly under the East Ely coal tower. Both once made their living connecting Ely and its copper mine with the out... (more)
Downhill From Here. In the days before widespread ownership of cars, this was how most of the Nevada Consolidated Copper Company's employees got to and from work. Leaving the mine,... (more)
Home Safe. With the winter photo special weekend concluded, engines 40, 93, and 204 are all tucked safely inside the East Ely engine house until spring, when they'll be awakened aga... (more)
I Love The Smell of Coal Smoke in the Morning! With the sun just coming up over the shop buildings, #93 sits in front of the engine house, getting ready for a day on the high iron.
Leaving Town. With his engine putting on a smoke show, engineer John Tyson opens up #40's throttle and eases the passenger train away from East Ely.
Almost Back. Passing Hiline Junction means the crew of this NN freight are almost home. East Ely lies just a couple miles ahead; of course, it would take us quite a while to get th... (more)
Yard Limits. There's no yard to speak of at Hiline Junction, only the Hiline Branch diverging from the main line. Still though, the yard limit marker made a nice photo prop when #9... (more)
The Loadout. Returning downhill from Keystone to Ely, #40 leads her passenger train past an old loading platform. Small mines in the area, not large enough to have their own tipple... (more)
Mosier Cut. East of the yard at East Ely, the landscape turns much flatter than it is west of town. The one exception is the area around Mosier Cut, where the valley floor rises sl... (more)
In memory of Richard Steinheimer. 1929 - May 4th 2011.
An inspiration to countless photographers.
The New Spot. On Saturday afternoon, participants at the NNRy's Winter Photo Shoot were treated to a pair of photo runbys at a previously-unused spot below Keystone. While the phot... (more)
On The Night Shift. At the end of the day, engines 40 and 93 rest under the coal tower, in anticipation of a weekend of photo runbys. Strobe lighting by Steve Crise.
This Is Only A Test. If this were the actual trip, a steam locomotive would be on the point. A diesel trip was conducted on Friday afternoon for photographers to see the line and g... (more)
Almost There. 142 miles from the SP connection at Cobre and 124 miles from the WP at Shafter, #40 drags her train up through Tunnel 1 on the way to the mine. Only four miles separa... (more)
No Posing Here. The NNRy is very much a working railroad museum. Well before sunrise, the volunteer engine crews are already on the job, getting their charges ready for the day. A... (more)