Nevada Northern Railway
National Historic Landmark      Ely, NV
Iron Horse Symposium


Iron Horse Symposium
Date/Time
Last Day To Register
10/2/2022 2:00 PM
Location
1100 Avenue A
Ely, NV 89301, US
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Thursday September 29 – Optional Add On

 

Noon-6:00 pm: Line tour of the original Nevada Northern Railway line from Ely, East Ely, Curry, Goshute, Cherry Creek, McGill back to East Ely     Weather Dependent Capped at 24

 

Individual Price: $25 Capacity 12, Individual price is for individuals that need a ride.

Vehicle (You Drive): $25 per vehicle, Capacity 12 vehicles. Vehicle must be 4-wheel drive and all passengers must wear seat belts.

 

Friday September 30 – Conference Day 1

 

8:00 am – 4:30 pm: Registration and check in.

 

9:00 am - 11:30 am: McGill Tour: Drive to McGill for Depot Tour and Kennecott Building Tour. All passengers must wear seat belts.

 

11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Lunch on your own

 

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm: East Ely Yard National Historic Landmark Tour, Hourly, Capacity 10 per tour.

 

4:30 pm - 7:00 pm: Train ride “mixer” with employees and participants. Coaches 7 & 8

 

Optional Add-On - 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm: Open Pit Mine Tour: Members $42.50, Non-Members $50, Tour Capacity 30

 

October 1, 2022 – Conference Day 2

 

7:30 am – 8:30 am: Continental Breakfast

 

8:00 am: Conference Welcome, Speakers: Mark S Bassett, President, NN Ry and Con Trumbull, Archivist, NN Ry

 

8:30-9:30 am: Presentation: 35 Years and Counting, Synopsis: An overview of operating a steam railroad in the high desert 240 miles from the nearest city. Speaker: Mark S Bassett, President, NN Ry

 

9:45-10:45 am: Presentation: I Think, I Can, Save a Railroad, Synopsis: An overview of how the Nevada Northern Railway was saved. Speaker: David Tilford, founding board member of the Museum.

11:00 am – Noon: Presentation: Rediscovering and Archiving the History of the Nevada Northern Railway, Synopsis: The Nevada Northern Railway kept an incredible collection of documents, blueprints and correspondence some of which has not been seen for over a century. Speaker: Con Trumbull, Archivist, NN Ry

 

Noon - 1:30 pm: Lunch

 

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Presentation: Photographing the Nevada Northern Railway. Synopsis: Mike Massee presents his incredible images of the Nevada Northern Railway that he has taken. Speaker: Mike Massee

 

2:45 pm - 3:45pm: Presentation: We’ll Be Done The Day After Tomorrow. Synopsis: Recollections and then panel discussion by volunteers. Moderator: Con Trumble, Speakers: Ron, Kelvin, Bill MeGill, Will Ebbert, Terry

 

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Valley Vista with drinks and finger foods and panel discussion Panel: Mark, Con, Joan, John Henry, Dave, Roger in coach 7 and 8

 

Optional Add-On – 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Ghost Tour  of the rail yard and buildings. Capacity 30, Cost Members $12.75, Non-Members $15

 

October 2, 2022 – Conference Day 3

 

7:30 am – 8:30 am: Continental Breakfast

 

8:30 am - 9:15 am: Presentation: What about the Next 35 Years? Synopsis: What are the Foundation’s goals for the future? Speakers: John Gianoli, Board Chairman, Mark Bassett, President and Foundation Directors

 

9:30 am - 10:30 am: Presentation: Wrap-Up, Thank You and Safety Briefing for the afternoon’s photo opportunities. Speakers: Mark S Bassett, President, NN Ry and Con Trumbull, Archivist, NN Ry

 

11:00 am - 2:00 pm: Nevada Northern Railway Fire-Up: Locomotives #93, #81 and steam-powered Wrecking Crane A will be steamed up! ALCOS RS-2 #105 and RS-3 #109 will be mu’d and Baldwin VO #801 will be fired up! On Display will be Rotary Snowplow #A, Baggage/RPO #20, Coach #5 and Outfit 06 will be on display. There will be photographic opportunities through the yard with multiple buildings opened up. There will be photo runbys in the East Ely yard.

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Conference Fee:  Members $157.25, Non-Members $185; Capacity 60

Includes all speakers, yard tour, two train rides, yard photo opportunities, continental breakfast and lunches.

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Cost
$15.00 per Ghost Tour
$185.00 per How Many People?
$25.00 per Line Tour rider
$25.00 per Line Tour vehicle
$50.00 per Mine Tour
Cancellation Policy
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