All aboard the Norhtern Nevada Railway

The Nevada Northern Railway in Ely is truly the little railroad that could. Founded in 1905, the railway served for its first 80 years as a working railroad for the Nevada Consolidated Copper Company, which mined and processed nearly all of the copper that came out of eastern Nevada. In the early 1980s, however, Kennecott Copper Company, which had acquired Nevada Consolidated Copper in 1932, closed down all of its operations in the area, including the railroad. A group of local residents persuaded the company to donate the railway, including the majestic East Ely Depot, adjacent buildings (a total of …

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