Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Nevada Northern East Ely Yard, Nevada February 9, 2011

Looking north into the yard

On February 9, 2011, I returned to Ely to visit the historic Nevada Northern yard. I wanted to see more of the railway after riding the Polar Express with Tara. The yard is a living museum to show what operations were like on the Nevada Northern. The yard itself is about 10 acres and a visitor walk around and observe freight cars and the steam locomotives in the engine house. The Nevada Northern was important in transporting copper from White Pine County to the Southern Pacific at Cobre, Nevada (see December post for more history). The weather during the day was sunny and warm; perfect for visiting historic areas in Nevada.
Caboose showing the importance of the Kennecott Copper Corporation
to the west
Looking towards the water tower in the yard

Tracks leading to the engine house

Cool pic in the yard

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