Train buffs and history aficionados take note: the Nevada Northern Railway Museum is auctioning off railroad adventures and artifacts during its “Saving of the Green” online auction, which runs from March 17-31. Bidders can purchase once-in-a-lifetime experiences and relics at below-value prices while supporting an important piece of American history—the living, breathing, working Nevada Northern Railway Museum, located in East Ely. This auction will raise funds to get the Railway’s historic steam Locomotive #81 back in service.

To bid on various items or learn more about the Nevada Northern Railway, visit

Items on the auction block include:

Once the family’s tour of the iconic Railway Museum has come to a close, there is still plenty to do in the historic town of Ely. Visit nearby Cave Lake State Park, the McGill Drugstore, the Ward Charcoal Ovens, or Great Basin National Park. Take part in Railroad Reality Week, the train lover’s equivalent of a dude ranch. Take a tour of the White Pine Public Museum, the Renaissance Village, the Art Bank, and adjacent labyrinth at Sculpture Park. Be sure to dine at Ely’s Economy Drug—an old-fashioned soda fountain where lime rickeys are hand pressed in rapid succession for the high-noon lunchtime crowd. Ely and the surrounding area also offers visitors bountiful hiking, fishing, and garnet hunting.


About Nevada Northern Railway: A registered National Historic Landmark, the Nevada Northern Railway Museum is a not-for-profit historical foundation whose mission is to maintain and operate the best preserved example of a standard-gauge short line railroad facility left in North America. Railroad track for the Nevada Northern Railway connected one of the largest copper mines in the country to the transcontinental routes located further north. Visitors can experience several of the original steam locomotives and passenger cars that were primarily delivered to Ely over a century ago. For more information visit or check out