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Photos from the 2012 Winter Steam Spectacular

2013 Dates are February 8-10, 2013 and February 15-17, 2013.

What happens when you have a derailment? You call out the wreck train.


Make your reservations early; there are a limited number of participant slots in each photo session. The 2013 schedule is February 8-9, 2013 and February 15-17, 2013.

This is the best of both worlds. You can photograph scenes from decades ago with all of the conveniences of modern civilization. For more information and to make reservations contact the museum, toll-free, at (866) 407-8326.

Steam locomotives 40 and 93 with steam-powered Wrecking Crane A will be in operation for the photo shoot. Locomotive 93 is lettered N. C. C. Co. (Nevada Consolidated Copper Company). On the track front, the mainline is open to Hiline Junction. From Hiline Junction we have five miles of track on the mainline that has never been in a photo shoot! This section of mainline track is uphill on a southeast bearing.

The cost of the winter photo shoot for non-members is $450 for one weekend or $835 both weekends, for 2.5 days of world-class photography. For members the cost is $395 or $745 for both weekends. Membership starts at $30. The price includes a continental breakfast and hot lunch on both Saturday and Sunday.

(See additional photos from our Feb. 2007 photo shoot here.)


The Nevada Northern Railway Museum and TRAINS Magazine are offering a special Steam, Steel, and Strobes Scholarship to attend the railroad’s annual photo event to a participants age 18-30. The photographer selected will receive a free admitance to the event, a $500 stipend and will work with professional photographer Steve Crise during the February 2013 events. To apply, e-mail a proposal of no more than 250 words and three low-resolution images to TRAINS Editor Jim Wrinn, Entries must be received by Dec 17, 2012.

The Nevada Northern Railway Museum and TRAINS are making this opportunity available to encourage young adults to participate in an outstanding heritage railroading activity. The scholarship includes attendance at our annual photo shoot and $500 that can be used for travel to Ely.

Steve Crise, a professional photographer, will mentor the winners. This is an outstanding opportunity to participate and learn about heritage railroading. There are two opportunities available – February 8-10 and February 15-17. An individual will be selected for both events. 


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