The Nevada Northern Railway Winter Photoshoot
February 9-11 and 16-18, 2018
Winter time in Ely offers photographers natural backdrops that change quickly due to the weather, making for dramatic images. Historic Steam Locomotive 93 looks spectacular on a 20 degree day in February with billowing white clouds of steam plus plumes of black and gray smoketowering above canyons and valleys. At NNRY, trains are still made up with wooden cars whose origins date back as far as 1872. For the Winter Photoshoots, the railway crews will be in period dress, adding to the experience.
Each session is limited to 30 people in order to ensure freedom of movement, artistic creativity and individual attention. The cost for each two-and-a-half day session is $425 and includes continental breakfast and lunch each day, NNRY members receive a reduced price at $395 per session.
This is a rare opportunity to participate and learn about heritage railroading and to be mentored by one of the finest rail photographers in the nation, Steve Crise.
The Nevada Northern Railway is Nevada's newest National Historic Landmark (one of only seven in Nevada) and America’s best preserved short lineand complete operating rail facility.
Smithsonian Institute’s Curator of Transportation History, William Withuhn said, "Among all railroad historic sites anywhere in North America, the Nevada Northern Railway complex at East Ely is—no question in my view—the most complete, most authentic, and best cared-for, bar none. It's a living American treasure and a stand-out one…everything is still there."
Nevada Northern Railway Museum has also been voted “Best Place to Take Kids” for five years in a row by Nevada Magazine readers and has been featured many times on PBS, as well as The History Channel’s “Modern Marvels” and several recent episodes on “American Restorations.”
The NNRY Winter Photoshoot will begin at the Nevada Northern Railway Complex located on the Northeast end of Ely, just South of the White Pine Golf Course.