Northern Nevada Railway Museum in Ely NOT Closing
We’ve been hearing worries that the entire Northern Nevada Railway Museum in Ely is closing. In fact, that is not true. What has been proposed of that the East Ely Railroad Museum, a small section (two of 66 buildings) be closed, while the remainder of the complex will remain open. According to museum officials, even if the closure happens, most of what you know about the complex will remain unchanged:
All locomotives, rolling stock and equipment are operated by the Nevada Northern Railway Museum. Trains will be running as scheduled, including the Haunted Ghost Train, the authentic Polar Express and the Jack Frost train. Steam engine #93 will celebrate her 100th birthday in grand fashion during the Fire & Ice competition the weekend of January 16th-18th, 2009 with engine #40 to follow in June 2010.