Full steam ahead! The Nevada Northern Railway (NNRY) is pleased to announce its 35th anniversary, which is being marked with a celebration beginning on May 27, 2022. During the weekend there will be train rides, a silent auction, food vendors, activities for the kids and the premier of the Silver State Express. 

 NNRY has a 2022 calendar full of the museum’s favorite annual events, including the all-new “Silver State Express,” a special train ride that touches on Nevada’s rich history and includes a unique souvenir for all passengers — a bottle of silver.  

A few of the other notable events and traditional favorites include: 

·  Sunset, Stars & Champagne: Enjoy a sparkly glass of champagne paired with a panoramic view of the sunset.

·  Be the Engineer: Grab the throttle and take control of a full-size, standard-gauge steam locomotive for your own trip “up the hill” through Robinson Canyon. 

·  Rockin & Rolling Geology Tour: Passengers will learn about the mining history of the area, how the railway played a key role, and also experience a show and tell with real ore samples. 

·  Wild West Limited: Climb aboard for a wild-west adventure featuring cowboys, horses and outlaws!  Those horse-thieving robbers have been known to hold up the trains running through these parts. Don’t worry, the train will get back to Ely one way or another. 

·  4th of July Fireworks Train: Ely’s 4th of July fireworks shows are becoming legendary, and what better way to enjoy them than from the cozy confines of a steam locomotive. 

·  Haunted Ghost Trains: A spooky fun time for the whole family. Passengers enjoy a ride up the hill and see ghosts, ghouls, aliens, and other surprises around every bend.

·  Mother’s Day & Father’s Day: Moms and Dads can enjoy a train ride for free!

·  Santa’s Reindeer Flyer: The family favorite departs Ely during the holiday season for a magical adventure to the North Pole. 

All events and activities at Nevada Northern Railway are listed on the events calendar, including detailed activity and event ticket prices.