March 27, 1978
The Nevada Northern Railroad was built for one purpose, to haul copper ore from pits at Ruth, Nevada (west of Ely) to smelters at McGill (east of Ely), and then haul processed copper north to the Southern Pacific and (later) Western Pacific. This is a portion of the mainline west of Ely; the snow-capped Schell Range looms in the background.
Last updated 1/1/2018. Text and photo ©2018 Lamont Downs.