Year - 2023
Departure Date - oct 7
Return Date - oct 8
This Tour Is Open -
Tour Type - railfan
$928 - Tour price (lodging not included)
$1,598 - transportation reno to east ely & return
(including 2 nights lodging)
$400 - Deposit To Hold Space
Final Payment Due By - july 6, 2023
* 3 different train consists
* 2 operating steam locomotives
* charters on the highline and
* option for transportation reno
to east ely and return
columbus day weekend - the operation of two steam locomotives and the classic diesel fleet are planned pulling different train consists: 81 Baldwin 1917 2-8-0 & 93 Alco 1909 2-8-0 (PASSENGER TRAINS - FREIGHT TRAINS - MIXED TRAINS - ORE TRAINS)
The Nevada Northern Railway was the last Nevada Bonanza mining railroad built over a century ago to service what would become one of the largest copper mines in North America. Today this railway is considered the best preserved shortline in the west. Closed to regular freight service in 1983 by Kennecott Copper, this railroad has been preserved in its original condition, from the workshops, station, yards, rolling stock, and motive power. After closure, Kennecott donated a good part of the Nevada Northern to the White Pine Historical Foundation. The Nevadan Northern Railway has been designated by the U.S. Department of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark for its role in the industrial history of the United States.
Full day of charter trains with different consists using steam locomotives. We will run our trains on the Keystone line and the Hiline towards the old smelter site. Plenty of photo run-bys all day.
Another full day of charter trains with plenty of photo run-bys. with different consists using all three steam locomotives on the Keystone and Hiline including a doubleheader. In the evening we will have a night photo session at the workshops. Early morning we will stage a unique photo opportunity with an ore train arriving into the yard pulled by No. 93 and then following close behind and coming down the mainline the passenger train is pulled by No. 81. Then the rest of the morning both steam locomotives and their trains are operated in and around the East Ely yards for photos. In the afternoon our passenger train will head northbound out onto the Highline pulled by No. 81 with the ore train following close behind pulled by No. 93. All photo run-by locations will feature both trains. In the morning we will feature a photo session at the workshops with three steam locomotives and three of the classic diesels which will be the EMD SD-9, Alco RS-2 and Baldwin VO-1000. We will then have steam locomotives No. 93 and 81 running around the yard for a number of classic photos.
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