1100 Avenue A Built 1907
Nevada Northern Railroad's EAST ELY DEPOT
Completed in 1907 at a cost of $17,000, this depot was the main passenger and freight headquarters of the Nevada Northern Railway. The Rail Road's main offices were located on the second floor.
When M. J. Collins designed the waiting rooms, he separated the mens and womens areas and placed all the windows on the womens side.
Today the depot is the home of the Nevada State East Ely Railroad Museum. When the Kennecott Copper Company presented the buildings and rolling stock to the City of Ely when they stopped mining copper in White Pine County, they left paperwork and equipment intact. It is said it was like walking into a 1940's railroad station with the telegrapher only taking a short break from his chair.
Next door is the home of the Nevada Northern Railway Museum where rides on a train pulled by a real steam engine can be obtained. A tour of the railroad buildings and magnificent rolling stock is available.
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