Nevada Northern Railway locomotive # 40 once again sports the recently restored “Safety First” slogan to the front of her smoke box. The use of this slogan on the smoke box can be traced as far ba... (more)
The 2012 Winter Photo Shoots at the Nevada Northern Railway are once again under way. This scene is from the first Friday night photo session that took ploace on Feb. 3rd, 2012, held this year in ... (more)
Pride And Joy. #93 might be the muscle of the NN fleet, but #40 is their baby. Here, she soaks up the limelight during a night photo session before being put to bed for the night. ... (more)
The New Way And The Old Way. Rolling along the highway that made it obsolete, NN's passenger train returns to Ely. U.S. 50 now gets workers to the mine and copper ore to market, bu... (more)
Backyards And Fences. NN's passenger train rolls through the backyards of Ely as it approaches the yard limits. In the past, #40 would have headed for the SP at Cobre, but today sh... (more)
High Desert Haulers. Nevada Northern rostermates 40 and 93 simmer quietly under the East Ely coal tower. Both once made their living connecting Ely and its copper mine with the out... (more)
Downhill From Here. In the days before widespread ownership of cars, this was how most of the Nevada Consolidated Copper Company's employees got to and from work. Leaving the mine,... (more)
Leaving Town. With his engine putting on a smoke show, engineer John Tyson opens up #40's throttle and eases the passenger train away from East Ely.
The Loadout. Returning downhill from Keystone to Ely, #40 leads her passenger train past an old loading platform. Small mines in the area, not large enough to have their own tipple... (more)
The New Spot. On Saturday afternoon, participants at the NNRy's Winter Photo Shoot were treated to a pair of photo runbys at a previously-unused spot below Keystone. While the phot... (more)
On The Night Shift. At the end of the day, engines 40 and 93 rest under the coal tower, in anticipation of a weekend of photo runbys. Strobe lighting by Steve Crise.
Almost There. 142 miles from the SP connection at Cobre and 124 miles from the WP at Shafter, #40 drags her train up through Tunnel 1 on the way to the mine. Only four miles separa... (more)
Headin' For Cobre. Emerging from Tunnel 1, #40 brings her passenger train downhill as she comes into Ely from Keystone. Unfortunately, today Ely is as far as she will go, since the... (more)
The Original Text Message. Harkening back to a time when Ely was bigger than the tiny water stop known as Las Vegas, the ground man hoops up orders to #40's crew, granting them trac... (more)
Leaving Town. On the outskirts of Ely, #40 climbs up towards Tunnel 1, heading for the mine at Keystone. Near this spot is where the original main line, later downgraded to a branc... (more)