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Nevada Northern Railway
The Nevada Northern Railway (AAR reporting mark NN) was built to connect the copper mines and smelter of the Nevada Consolidated Copper Company in White Pine County, Nevada. It also carried passenger traffic and provided a commuter service to bring children from outlying ranches and communities to the schools in Ely.
After Kennecott Copper Corporation shut down the mining operations, the railway was donated to a non-profit foundation in 1983, who operate it today as a working railroad musuem. Visitors can ride in restored cars and even operate the steam and diesel powered historic locomotives, including the railway's flagship Engine #40, dubbed The Ghost Train of Old Ely.
- Nevada Northern Railway Museum official site
- RailFan: Nevada Northern & Railroads of White Pine County
- Photographs of the Nevada Northern Railway
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