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Operating a Steam or Diesel Locomotive!

Be the Engineer - Locomotive Rental Program

Loco Rental Schedule

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The Ultimate Railroad Experience - Your Hand on the Throttle

Loco 93
Loco 40
Alco 2-8-0 No. 93
Baldwin 4-6-0 No. 40

Be the Engineer!

The Nevada Northern Railway is the premier preserved railroad in the country. Here you have the opportunity to operate either a steam or diesel locomotive. You can climb on board as the engineer and experience what railroading was like in the last century. Head down to the century old enginehouse and help prepare your locomotive for the day. Climb into the cab, and learn how to operate the iron horse. With two toots of the whistle, bell ringing and cylinder cocks open; watch as the engineer starts the locomotive moving down the track. You pass through the century old railroad yard and head for the mainline. At the mainline, you climb up into the seat and receive instruction on controlling the iron horse. Then the moment comes, you pull out the throttle and head down the main. For the ultimate experience, you can rent both a steam and a diesel locomotive. It doesn't get better than that, 28 miles of railroading. And it is real railroading. On the steam branch grades approach 3%. On the diesel branch, it is a constant 0.4% as you climb above the valley.

So what are you waiting for? This is railroading as it was in the last century. Make your appointment with history— call today!

Call toll-free and book your reservation today
1-866-40STEAM (1-866-407-8326)

P.S. What would be a greater holiday, birthday, or special gift - than being at the throttle of one of our engines?


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We attempt to honor requests for rentals of specific steam or diesel locomotives. However, engine availability is subject to a variety of both controlled and uncontrolled circumstances; both steam locomotives are almost a century old and even the "new" diesels are a half-century old. Ultimately, therefore, availability is determined by the museum. Please contact us for details.

Loco 109 Loco 204
Alco RS-3 No. 109
EMD SD-9 No. 204
Loco 93 with Train
Be the Engineer with Train

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Be the Engineer Options

Member Price

Regular Price
Diesel Locomotive Only (mainline—McGill Jct. route;14 miles)
$545
$645
Steam Locomotive Only (mainline—Keystone route; 14 miles)
$745
$845
Combined Steam & Diesel Locomotive Only (mainline; 28 miles)
$945
$1,095
Diesel Locomotive freight train (mainline—McGill Jct. route;14 miles)
$1,245
$1,395
Steam Locomotive freight train (mainline—Keystone route; 14 miles)
$1,845
$2,095
Combined a Steam & Diesel powered freight train (mainline; 28 miles)
$2,845
$3,195

Reserve now! (866) 407- 8326

Memberships start at $30

Purchases can be used anytime until October 31, subject to availability.

We attempt to honor requests for rentals of specific steam or diesel locomotives. However, engine availability is subject to a variety of both controlled and uncontrolled circumstances; both steam locomotives are almost a century old and even the "new" diesels are a half-century old. Ultimately, therefore, availability is determined by the museum. Please contact us for details.

Loco Rental Schedule

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Call Us 1-866-40STEAM or 1-866-407-8326
email: info@nnry.com

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