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Friday, August 8, 2014

Steam Train Ely Nevada

Stopped to Photograph a retired Richfield gas station on the main street of Ely then turned down a side street and found the truck which had been stuck in the weeds. While photographing the truck a steam locomotive pulling several train cars went by. Found the train station on the other side of town. Ely must have been a major train center in its day and they have done a great job in keeping it up. In addition to the station there is the old water tower, garages where the locomotive is put away for the night, and a large old warehouse on a siding. All of this along with a old Ford delivery truck and a locomotive built in 1917 to plow snow on the tracks. The steam train makes runs carrying passengers. You can even ride in the locomotive and for a price even drive the train.

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