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"At The Throttle"
by Mark Bassett, Executive Director

also featuring

Tracks Through History


—a selection of reflections & research, including guest submissions, examining the history of the Nevada Northern Railway—

 

Originally published in the weekly edition of the Ely Times 

Mark Bassett is the Executive Director of the White Pine Historical Foundation, operator of the Nevada Northern Railway Museum. He can be reached at the museum (775) 289-2085 ext. 7 or e-mail: director@nnry.com

 

Bringing Freight Back to the Rails
17 Mar 2010
Snow, Steam and Pink Shower Caps
10 Mar 2010
A Steaming Miracle
10 Feb 2010
Starting with a Bang
27 Jan 2010
Twelve Days of Christmas at the NNRy
23 Dec 2009
Climb Aboard
09 Dec 2009
Polar Express Steams Up
25 Nov 2009
Ghosts, Ghouls, UFOs, Trains, and Preservation
14 Oct 2009
The Queen is Steaming Again
23 Sep 2009
Working in the 19th Century in the 21st Century
02 Sep 2009
The E-Ticket Ride Continues
29 Jul 2009
Telling the Story
15 Jul 2009
Experience History and Technology Hands On
17 Jun 2009
This Place Matters
10 Jun 2009
A National Treasure
27 May 2009
Nothing Like It
20 May 2009
The Little Engine That Could
06 May 2009
Buildings of the Nevada Northern Railway
29 Apr 2009
Official Nevada State Locomotive 40
08 Apr 2009
Our Second Century of Steaming
01 Apr 2009
2008 in Review
25 Mar 2009
No. 93—One Lucky Steam Locomotive
04 Feb 2009
Locomotive 93 Returns to Service
14 Jan 2009
A Nevada Northern Railway Christmas
10 Dec 2008
Nevada Northern Railway Museum Is Alive and Kicking
19 Nov 2008
Volunteering for W-O-R-K
12 Nov 2008
Are You a Member?
29 Oct 2008
Still Steaming and Open!
15 Oct 2008
Good News about Repairs to Loco 93
23 Jul 2008
Track Rehabilitation
16 Jul 2008
The Best of Nevada
25 Jun 2008
Project Updates: Steam, Diesel, & Track
18 Jun 2008
Steaming by the 4th of July
21 May 2008
Season Starts With Volunteers' Help
16 Apr 2008
Volunteers Keep the Trains Rolling
26 Mar 2008
Steam Locomotive Repairs Lead List of Preservation Projects
05 Mar 2008
21st Century Steam
20 Feb 2008
Shoot-outs, Preservation, and the Polar Express
30 Jan 2008
Challenges and Changes
09 Jan 2008
Volunteers Recognized
21 Nov 2007
All Aboard for the North Pole
07 Nov 2007
Haunted Train Scary; Workload Scarier
31 Oct 2007
Scary Times Along the Nevada Northern Railway
10 Oct 2007
Teen RailCamp 2007
26 Sep 2007
Time Warp Photography
19 Sep 2007
We Did It! Replacing the Gleason Creek Bridge
12 Sep 2007
I Finally Got To Blow the Whistle!
05 Sep 2007
It Does Come In Threes
29 Aug 2007
Saving Our Bacon
18 Jul 2007
Challenges
11 Jul 2007
Engaging the Younger Generation
27 Jun 2007
2012 Was a Great Year
13 Jun 2007
Changes Big and Small
30 May 2007
Pssst…Wanna Buy a Bridge?
16 May 2007
The Museum as a Duck
09 May 2007
Where's the Museum?
02 May 2007
New Old Passenger Cars
27 Apr 2007
Going to Camp
13 Apr 2007
Where Do Our Visitors Come From?
06 Apr 2007
I've Been Working on the Railroad
30 Mar 2007
Water, Sewer, and History
23 Mar 2007
Perils of Progress at the Nevada Northern
09 Mar 2007
Shop Talk
02 Mar 2007
2007 Winter Photos
23 Mar 2007
Time Warp Photography
09 Feb 2007
Steam and Toilets
02 Feb 2007
Outfit Car 06—The Journey Continues
26 Jan 2007
A Journey with Outfit Car 06
12 Jan 2007
One Day—December 16, 2020
22 Dec 2006
Facing the Future
15 Dec 2006
Do You Know the McGill Depot?
08 Dec 2006
If the Shop Could Talk
01 Dec 2006
Lost in Plain Sight
24 Nov 2006
Preservation of the Nevada Northern Railway
17 Nov 2006
All Aboard for the North Pole
03 Nov 2006
Become a Time Traveler
27 Oct 2006
What Are We?
20 Oct 2006
Centennial Recap
06 Oct 2006
Three Cheers for Requa!
29 Sep 2006
A Centennial Invitation
22 Sep 2006
Preserving Nevada
15 Sep 2006
Capturing a Dream — Part II
01 Sep 2006
Capturing a Dream — Part I
25 Aug 2006
An Open Letter to Dirty Jobs
04 Aug 2006
One Picture
21 Jul 2006
Nevada Northern Locomotive No. 20
14 Jul 2006
Steaming Daily
30 Jun 2006
Reflections
23 Jun 2006
Still Steaming
16 Jun 2006
The Race — Part II
26 May 2006
Nothing Like I Imagined—Fire and Water
12 May 2006
Museum Update
05 May 2006
Where There's Smoke There's Pollution?!?
28 Apr 2006
Must a Teenager Die on the Tracks?
21 Apr 2006
The Adventure of the Displaced Depot
07 Apr 2006
The Race
31 Mar 2006
The View from Overseas
24 Mar 2006
Nothing Like I Imagined
17 Mar 2006
Museum Update
03 Mar 2006
Time Travelers Wanted
17 Feb 2006
Steam Locomotives of Copper Flat
03 Feb 2006
Just Don't Stand There...Volunteer
20 Jan 2006
Five Hundred Years Gone in Five Minutes
06 Jan 2006
New Year Resolutions
30 Dec 2005
The Twelve Railroad Museum Days of Christmas
23 Dec 2005
Where's the Museum?
16 Dec 2005
Getting Our Shop Together
09 Dec 2005
The Eye of a Newt
02 Dec 2005
Annual Report — Part II
25 Nov 2005
Annual Report — Part I
18 Nov 2005
The Polar Express
11 Nov 2005
Nevada Northern Railway Mysteries — Part II
04 Nov 2005
Nevada Northern Railway Mysteries — Part I
21 Oct 2005
A Saturday in October
14 Oct 2005
Ashpit
07 Oct 2005
Conundrum
30 Sep 2005
Keeping the Railroad Running
23 Sep 2005
Museum Update
16 Sep 2005
Steaming in the Silver State for a Century — Part II
09 Sep 2005
Steaming in the Silver State for a Century — Part I
02 Sep 2005
Nevada Northern Wrecking Crane 'A'
19 Aug 2005
Steaming Daily
05 Aug 2005
A Dubious Honor
15 Jul 2005
Big Projects, Small Projects
08 Jul 2005
Making History
01 Jul 2005
More Good Old Days on the Nevada Northern
24 Jun 2005
101 Trains
03 Jun 2005
Come Celebrate Long Steel Rails
27 May 2005
Saving the Enginehouse/Machine Shop Complex — Part II
20 May 2005
Saving the Enginehouse/Machine Shop Complex — Part I
06 May 2005
Trains — A Study in Momentum
29 Apr 2005
Spring Museum Update
22 Apr 2005
Assembly Bill Introduced to Benefit Museum
08 Apr 2005
Old Slobbermouth — Locomotive 80
01 Apr 2005
The Ghost Railway and Photographs
25 Mar 2005
The Queen of Steam — Photos
11 Mar 2005
The Queen of Steam — Part III
11 Mar 2005
The Queen of Steam — Part II
04 Mar 2005
The Queen of Steam
25 Feb 2005
The Good Old Days on the Nevada Northern — Part II
18 Feb 2005
The Good Old Days on the Nevada Northern
11 Feb 2005
I Want You to Volunteer for the Nevada Northern Ry.
04 Feb 2005
Large Wheels, Missing Locomotive
28 Jan 2005
Time Machine Found at Railroad Museum
21 Jan 2005
Snow and the Nevada Northern Railway
14 Jan 2005
Down the Track at the Shop
07 Jan 2005
Preservation Paradox — Part II
24 Dec 2004
Preservation Paradox
17 Dec 2004
A Tribute to Jack Anderson
10 Dec 2004
Steam & Cinders 2005
03 Dec 2004
Is This Anyway to Run a Railroad?
19 Nov 2004
All Aboard the Polar Express for the North Pole
12 Nov 2004
Getting Ready—Cleaning and Painting
05 Nov 2004
Shooting the Nevada Northern in 1970
29 Oct 2004
Fall Museum Update
22 Oct 2004
A Busman's Holiday — Part II
08 Oct 2004
A Busman's Holiday
01 Oct 2004
Planning for the Future
24 Sep 2004
Balance and Tradition
17 Sep 2004
Winter Photo Opportunities on the NNRy
10 Sep 2004
Coaling Tower Dig
03 Sep 2004
Shiny Rails
27 Aug 2004
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
20 Aug 2004
A Peek at 2005
23 Jul 2004
Ping-Pong Special
16 Jul 2004
Can't See the Forest
09 Jul 2004
Boxcar Fever
02 Jul 2004
Reachable Past — Part II
25 Jun 2004
Poetry in Motion
18 Jun 2004
A Life Wasted Chasing Trains
11 Jun 2004
Reachable Past
05 Jun 2004
Still Steaming
29 May 2004
Museum Update
15 May 2004
Volunteer Training
08 May 2004
Off and Running for 2004 with Half-Price Tickets
01 May 2004
Any Track, Any Time, in Either Direction
24 April 2004
Elbow Grease and Determination
17 April 2004
Steaming into the Internet
10 April 2004
Railroad Museum Secret Exposed!
03 Apr 2004
Be a Time Traveler at the NN Railway Museum
27 Mar 2004
Spring Update at the NN Railway Museum
20 Mar 2004
Come Celebrate Long Steel Rails
13 Mar 2004
Centennial Plans
06 Mar 2004
Making Tracks—Where's Ely Junction?
28 Feb 2004
Winter Activities
21 Feb 2004
Keeping Them Steaming—Welcome Jack Anderson
07 Feb 2004
Uniqueness and Exploration
31 Jan 2004
The Yin and Yang of a Railroad Museum
24 Jan 2004
Strategic Plan Summary
17 Jan 2004
Snow and the Nevada Northern Railway
10 Jan 2004
2004 Off and Running
03 Jan 2004
The Spirit of Steam
27 Dec 2003
It's 8003!
20 Dec 2003
The Nevada Northern Railway and the IRS
13 Dec 2003
Santa and the Nevada Northern Railway
06 Dec 2003
Cable Cars and the Nevada Northern Railway
22 Nov 2003
Photographers and Winter Steam
15 Nov 2003
All Aboard the Polar Express
08 Nov 2003
Railroads & Photography: 150 Years of Great Images
01 Nov 2003
Uniqueness of the Nevada Northern Railway Museum
25 Oct 2003
Projects and Accomplishments
18 Oct 2003
Tom Sawyer and the Nevada Northern Railway
11 Oct 2003
Not Just Any Old Ash Pit
04 Oct 2003
Hey Buddy, Want to Rent a Locomotive?
27 Sep 2003
Apples and Paint — Part II
13 Sep 2003
Apples and Paint
30 Aug 2003
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
23 Aug 2003
Why buy the Nevada Northern Railway?
16 Aug 2003
Running Trains and Crystal Balls
09 Aug 2003
Off and Running the Trains
28 Jun 2003
Saving Coach 5
21 Jun 2003
Heritage Tourism
14 Jun 2003
To Be A Museum or Not To Be A Museum
17 May 2003
Saving America's Treasures
10 May 2003
The Ore Line — Part II
03 May 2003
Who Rides and How Do They Find Out?
26 Apr 2003
A World Class Museum
19 Apr 2003
Carson City and the Next Generation
29 Mar 2003
Economic Development & the Railroad
22 Mar 2003
Volunteer Programs
15 Mar 2003
B&O Railroad Museum Disaster
08 Mar 2003
A Diamond in the Rough
01 Mar 2003
Unsung Heroes
22 Feb 2003
Museum Projects & Work Weekends
15 Feb 2003
Steam, Smoke and Photographers
08 Feb 2003
The Ore Line — Part I
25 Jan 2003
New Year Planning
11 Jan 2003
Steam Sells — Part II
04 Jan 2003
Birth of a Railroad
21 Dec 2002
Looking Back, Looking Ahead
14 Dec 2002
Going to Carson City
30 Nov 2002
Connections
23 Nov 2002
Highball for Another 100 Years
16 Nov 2002
Railroads, Romans & the Space Shuttle
09 Nov 2002
Why Preserve?
02 Nov 2002
Taking 93 to the North Pole
26 Oct 2002
Trains & Taxes
19 Oct 2002
Projects Three — Machine Shop & Engine House
12 Oct 2002
Projects Three — Locomotive 40
05 Oct 2002
Projects Three — McGill Depot
28 Sep 2002
Volunteers Rule!
21 Sep 2002
A special memorial
14 Sep 2002
Steam Sells!
07 Sep 2002
An Olympic Achievement
31 Aug 2002
How to raise $5 million in five years
24 Aug 2002
Anyone have $5 million on 'em?
17 Aug 2002
Museum's more than just train rides
09 Aug 2002

 

 

 


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