High desert horsepower. For most of its length, the Nevada Northern Railway traverses wide open spaces on high desert plains and the track is nothing but a straight line. The exception is ... (more)
After 2 days of near constant coudiness, sunlight was abundant after the conclusion of the a photo charter. Making the best of it several of us stayed a little longer to watch the 93 switch the Ea... (more)
The weather finally decides to cooperate and a bust of sunlight illuminates Nevada Northern's wreck train on the "high line". Thanks to Steam Specials and Carstens Publications for making this tri... (more)
There wasn't much sunlight on the first day of this two day photo outing on the Nevada Northern, but the clouds did thin out enough to light up the 40 for a breif moment on one of the day's final ... (more)
Nevada Northern 93 pauses at the East Ely depot after a day of runbys. Thanks to Steam Specials and Carstens Publications for making this trip happen!
Fireman David Rabber throws a scoop into the inferno. The most interesting aspect of railroading to me is the human interest, for without the dedication and preservation of labor, the entire prese... (more)
Fireman David Rabber unlocks the switch early in the morning as a thick fog lies over the yard. In the background, an SD-7 lies waiting to switch onto neighboring rails.
This time, it wasn't JUST for the cameras. With his assistant carefully watching the alignment, Nevada Northern's Wreckmaster signals his crane operator to slowly lower a derailed hopper ... (more)
Engineer Kurt Dietrich takes Nevada Northern's wreck train past the ore docks at Lackawanna Road on the southbound run to the Mines District. The power this afternoon is the line's beefy Consoli... (more)
The diva poses for her close-up. With the capable hands of Engineer John Tyson on her throttle, Nevada Northern's striking 1910 Baldwin 10-wheeler pauses for photographs in a snow-covered E... (more)
I was dithering trying to figure how best to take advantage of the dying light, and Joel said "forget the train, look at the SKY".
High drivered Nevada Northern #40 pulls her wooden passenger coaches in the high desert very near the old Copper mines around Ruth, Nevada on a crisp, cold, and clear winter's day.
High drivered Nevada Northern #40 pulls her wooden passenger coachest towards the old Kennecott Copper mines (operated today by Canadian firm Quadra) at Ruth.
Nevada Northern #40 pulls wooden boxcar freight with NN wooden caboose, our conveyance for the afternoon. Mountains on the west side of the Great Basin north of Ely form the back drop.
A sight for sore eyes. As I arrived at the Nevada Northern Engine House on 5 February of 2010, I beheld a scene which I had waited 3 years to see. Twice before, I'd been to Ely and twice... (more)