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

Iron Horse Symposium
Last Day To Register
10/2/2022 2:00 PM
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.


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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$15.00 per Ghost Tour
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$25.00 per Line Tour rider
$25.00 per Line Tour vehicle
$50.00 per Mine Tour
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