NEVADA NORTHERN RAILWAY
OCTOBER 6-9, 2023
columbus DAY WEEKEND
THE OPERATION OF THREE STEAM LOCOMOTIVES AND THE
CLASSIC DIESEL FLEET ARE PLANNED PULLING
DIFFERENT TRAIN CONSISTS
40 Baldwin 1910 4-6-0
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: (B-D)
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. Late afternoon we will take a break so you can go back to the hotel and clean up and change clothes. Early evening we all meet back at the East Ely Depot and board our special charter dinner train heading northbound up the mainline towards Cherry Creek. We will have the choice of three classic diesels on the roster which are the EMD SD-9, Alco RS-2 or Baldwin VO-1000. A couple of photo run-bys will be made just prior to sunset.
DAY 3 SUNDAY OCTOBER 8: (B)
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 East Ely Depot.
DAY 4 MONDAY OCTOBER 9: (B)
Morning hours to stage a number of special photo opportunities in the workshop and East Ely yards with the steam locomotives and classic diesels. When we break for lunch around noon our Nevada Northern Railway Photo Spectacular will be over.
ALL PRICES ARE PER PERSON
Tour Price (Lodging Not Included)$1,498
TRANSPORTATION RENO TO EAST ELY & RETURN INCLUDING 3 NIGHTS LODGING$2,075
EARLY BIRD Discount - BOOK BY DECEMBER 31, 2022-$200
DEPOSIT TO HOLD SPACE$700
FINAL PAYMENT DUE JULY 6, 2023
*NIGHT PHOTO SESSION
*WELCOME DINNER TRAIN
*5 DIFFERENT TRAIN CONSISTS
*3 OPERATING STEAM LOCOMOTIVES
*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.