Nevada Northern #40 pulls wooden boxcar freight with NN wooden caboose, our conveyance for the afternoon. Mountains on the west side of the Great Basin north of Ely form the back drop.
A sight for sore eyes. As I arrived at the Nevada Northern Engine House on 5 February of 2010, I beheld a scene which I had waited 3 years to see. Twice before, I'd been to Ely and twice... (more)
Nevada Northern high drivered passenger engine #40 works full throttle south bound toward town and the Ely terminal in this action cab shot.
Although Nevada Northern's sleek ten-wheeler often pulled fast freights, she was most at home with the consist you see here. RPO Baggage Car #20 and Coach #5 are the operational remnants of a sm... (more)
A Nevada Northern crew backs their locomotive to a short string of box cars as they prepare to send an express freight north to a connection with the Southern Pacific Railway at Cobre, some 139 mi... (more)
Nevada Northern Railway Museum's Locomotive #40 sits at the water plug in the East Ely Yard as Executive Director Mark Bassett and Engineer John Tyson consult on their next moves. The beautiful ... (more)
Desert high-stepper struts her stuff! After a two-year hiatus during which the condition of her running gear was most closely studied, Nevada Northern's beautiful ten-wheeler returned to... (more)
Here's an interesting lash-up of what are arguably Nevada Northern's two most photogenic locomotives. In the lead, we have the high steppin' Baldwin 10-wheeler #40 and bringing up the rear, the ... (more)
Heading up the grade out of Ely on the Keystone Branch with a period passenger train run on a Joel Jensen Winter Spectacular.
Nevada Northern Baldwin #40 pulls up to the coaling tower with a disabled Alco diesel in tow......oh, how I wish. In actuality, this photo depicts an RS-3 dragging the cold #40 from the Machine ... (more)
The Nevada Northern Winter Photo Shoot for Feb 8-10 was pretty much a diesel show this year. One day before the shoot, an ultrasound inspection detected serious cracks in at least one axle on #4... (more)
Dusk at East Ely
Mark Bassett stands alongside No. 40 during the night photo session at East Ely. Lighting by Steve Chrise.
Under steam inside the East Ely shop.
At dawn the Nevada Northern's steam locomotives are being prepared for a day out on the line.