Dads Ride Free on Father’s Day
The Nevada Northern Railway, a National Historic Landmark in Ely, offers free rides to all fathers this Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21. Treat dad to a trip aboard a historic passenger coach pulled by a locomotive. Passengers will enjoy a ride through remarkable Robinson Canyon. Trains depart at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Open daily from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., the museum is located at 1100 Ave. A in Ely, Nev. The Railway’s historic trains run between three communities on 30 miles of track in White Pine County. The Railway museum complex includes a full-service rail yard encompassing fifty-six acres with dozens of buildings, shops and structures. The museum collection consists of three steam locomotives, six diesel locomotives and over sixty pieces of rolling stock. The museum also houses an extensive paper record of the railroad’s operations.
Regular rides include caboose and engine rides, the steam excursion train, a 90-minute train ride on a train pulled by a century-old steam locomotive toward Ruth Mine, as well as the opportunity to ride with the engineer. Diesel train excursions and reenactment train robbery rides are also available on certain weekends. Guests can also stay the night either in the historic caboose or railroad bunkhouse.