I mentioned last issue we were devoting space in all our 2018 issues to covering the iron horses that used to (and, in some cases, still do) roam the state. Our first look at the railroads in Nevada starts on page 22; Mark Bassett, president of Nevada Northern Railway, kicks the year off with a look at the special events in Ely each year. Nevada would not be the state it is today without the hard work and culture of the Chinese pioneers; one story of their past can be found on page 30. More history follows on page 36, where the story of the Donovan Mill in Silver City is told. This Comstock mill has an international importance that few know. All that history can make a body thirsty, so on page 42, we’ll whet your whistle with a story about the Mill Street Still and Brew, Nevada’s latest craft libation creator. There’s also a story about the history of trains in Nevada, and how important railroads were at the advent of our state. Take a look at our feature on page 70.