Nevada Northern Railway

Look familiar? Locomotive 204 is at the load out being filled with ballast. Once the cars are loaded, they are moved down the line and the ballast is dumped on the track. The ballast regulator follows along profiling the fresh ballast on the track and the roadbed.

Working on the Railroad

by Mark Bassett Working on the railroad all the live-long day. If you have driven from Ely to Ruth, you might have noticed that is just what we’re doing. Track equipment is out on the railroad replacing ties and tamping the track. Ballast trains are dumping ballast. And more track equipment follows the ballast trains spreading the ballast. When all of this done, the track is smooth and looks great. The railroad will be investing over $1,300,000 in the track. The Nevada Congressional Delegation was able to secure these funds for the railroad. The funds ...
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1956 Pontiac Chieftain Hy-Rail, modified by Fairmont Motor Co.

One Unusual Project: Nevada Northern Railway HY-RAIL #18

by Mark Bassett As with most things in life, it started with a simple comment. “Hey that’s a cool 1956 Pontiac Chieftain Station Wagon.” Paul Mickelson, one of the museum members was reviewing a book Joan and I had done on the Nevada Northern Railway. In the book was a photo of Nevada Northern Railway HY-RAIL 18. A HY-RAIL vehicle is a car or truck that can either go either on the highway or on the railroad tracks. Another friend had forwarded the picture of HY-RAIL 18 that he had found at a swap meet ...
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