As a winter storm rages across the high desert, a lonely group of railroaders bring an empty string of ore hoppers back to the Nevada Northern's East Ely Yard.
The bedraggled wreck-master looks on from a safe distance as 1907 steam crane "A" rerails an ore car at the north end of the East Ely Yard. This remarkable piece of equipment is a joy to behold,... (more)
The magic of steam! NN's 1909 vintage Alco blasts a plume of steam and smoke toward the heavens with a certainty that belies her status as a centenarian. The smoke plume creates a reflect... (more)
The magic of steam! The Nevada Northern Railway exceeds the power of almost any superlative you can speak about it. It truly is a place that has to be seen, felt, smelled, and experienced... (more)
Duty calls. A high desert snowstorm is in full-swing and the Nevada Northern Yard is pretty much deserted, save for one intrepid locomotive crew for whom hunkering down is not an option. ... (more)
1950 Alco built for Kennecott Nevada Mines leads a wreck train of vintage equipment upgrade toward the Robinson Mining district. This view looks down from county route 44A at the snow covered sag... (more)
1950 Alco built for Kennecott Nevada Mines looks on as 1907 vintage steam crane "A" works to rerail an ore car at the east end of the yard. This is just one of a seeming infinite number of opport... (more)
Looking across the freight depot platforms, the NN's 1909 vintage Alco simmers on the main. The freight house is actually the oldest building in the NN's East Ely complex and predates #93 by 2 ye... (more)
NN's 1909 Alco pulls south toward end of track ass it squeezes between a big cottonwood on one side an the NN's old sandstone warehouse on the other. Rising above and beyond to the east can be se... (more)
The long icicles are warming up and receding as the tin roof of the 1907 built NN freight house absorbs the sun's rays on this sparkling Saturday morning in the high desert. NN's 1909 Alco is let... (more)
Shelter from the storm is finally within reach, as a Nevada Northern Fireman enters the East Ely Engine House to marshall his locomotive into its stall for the night.
The Nevada Northern Scale test car is seen on the abandoned approach to the processing plant
Nevada Northern SD7 401 is switching the industries in Ely
A loaded ore train from the pit is headed thru Ely yard for the smelter at Mcgill on the Nevada Northern.
Nevada Northern volunteer Kurt Dietrich strikes a very heroic pose on locomotive # 93 inside the Nevada Northern engine house. In this scene we had Kurt holding a brand new lantern that is still m... (more)