NEVADA NORTHERN RAILWAY
OCTOBER 6-8, 2023
columbus DAY WEEKEND
THE OPERATION OF Two STEAM LOCOMOTIVES AND THE
CLASSIC DIESEL FLEET ARE PLANNED PULLING
DIFFERENT TRAIN CONSISTS
81 Baldwin 1917 2-8-0
93 Alco 1909 2-8-0
The Nevada Northern Railway was the last Nevada Bonanza mining railroad built over a century ago to service what would become one of the largest copper mines in North America. Today this railway is considered the best preserved shortline in the west. Closed to regular freight service in 1983 by Kennecott Copper, this railroad has been preserved in its original condition, from the workshops, station, yards, rolling stock, and motive power. After closure, Kennecott donated a good part of the Nevada Northern to the White Pine Historical Foundation. The Nevadan Northern Railway has been designated by the U.S. Department of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark for its role in the industrial history of the United States.
SOME VIDEO ACTION OF THE NEVADA NORTHERN RAILWAY
DAY 1 FRIDAY OCTOBER 6:
Arrive in Ely and hotel check-in.
DAY 2 SATURDAY OCTOBER 7:
Full day of charter trains with different consists using all three steam locomotives. We will run our trains on the Keystone line and the Hiline towards the old smelter site. Morning hours we will have two trains. The first train will be our passenger consist pulled by steam locomotive No. 93. The 2nd train will follow a few minutes behind and will be a freight train consist pulled by No. 81. All photo run-bys will feature both trains. After our lunch break we then board our mixed train consist pulled by No. 81 running southbound up the Keystone Line to Ruth. Our train will turn on the wye at Ruth for the run back to East Ely so that we will stage photo-runs both directions.
DAY 3 SUNDAY OCTOBER 8:
Another full day of charter trains with different consists using all three steam locomotives on the Keystone and Hiline including a doubleheader. In the evening we will have a night photo session at the workshops. Early morning we will stage a unique photo opportunity with an ore train arriving into the yard pulled by No. 93 and then following close behind and coming down the mainline the passenger train is pulled by No. 81. Then the rest of the morning both steam locomotives and their trains are operated in and around the East Ely yards for photos. In the afternoon our passenger train will head northbound out onto the Highline pulled by No. 81 with the ore train following close behind pulled by No. 93. All photo run-by locations will feature both trains. In the evening we will feature a night photo session at the workshops with both steam locomotives and three of the classic diesels which will be the EMD SD-9, Alco RS-2 and Baldwin VO-1000.
DAY 4 MONDAY OCTOBER 9: (B)
Hotel check-out and return to Reno, Nevada for those that booked on the Reno option.
ALL PRICES ARE PER PERSON
Tour Price (Lodging Not Included)$998
TRANSPORTATION RENO TO EAST ELY & RETURN INCLUDING 3 NIGHTS LODGING$1,648
EARLY BIRD Discount - BOOK BY FEBRUARY 1, 2023-$200
DEPOSIT TO HOLD SPACE$700
FINAL PAYMENT DUE JULY 6, 2023
*NIGHT PHOTO SESSION
*5 DIFFERENT TRAIN CONSISTS
*2 OPERATING STEAM LOCOMOTIVES
*CHARTERS ON THE HIGHLINE AND KEYSTONE LINE
*OPTION FOR TRANSPORTATION RENO TO EAST ELY AND RETURN
TOUR CONDITIONS **PLEASE READ CAREFULLY**
Tour Price: All tour prices are subject to change without notice, at any time. All prices based on double room occupancy. Those people that use a credit card for payments a 3% conveyance fee will be added to the tour price. We reserve the right to change tour prices if necessary without prior notice.