Nevada Northern’s “Queen Of Steam” In Winter
Known as the “Queen of Steam”, the Nevada Northern’s Baldwin #40 winds its way through the beautiful snow covered desert!
Step back in time and witness the steam rising in the distance as the “Queen” makes her way up the 2.5% grade.
There were over 16,000 Baldwin 4-6-0 locomotives built and the Queen of Steam has the great distinction of spending her whole career with the Nevada Northern Railway. The Baldwin 4-6-0 became the best selling general service locomotive for the Baldwin Locomotive Company.
Baldwin locomotive #40, known as the Queen of Steam is housed at the machine shop in Ely, Nevada. Known as one the best preserved facilities for historic locomotive repair and maintenance, the machine shop at Ely, Nevada houses other locomotives and cars as well.
You can actually rent this locomotive as well as the passengers cars!
Quick Facts about the “Queen of Steam”!
- Rail Line: Nevada Northern Railway
- Train Name: Baldwin Eureka
- Power type: 4-6-0 Steam Locomotive
- Builder: Baldwin Locomotive Works
- Year built: 1910
If you’ve ever taken a ride on the #40 Baldwin or a train like this let us know in the comments below! Would love to hear your experience on this classic piece of history!
NOTE: This is actually two identical clips back to back showing the magnificent Northern Nevada desert in winter!