Nevada Northern Railway’s “Queen of Steam”
You can actually rent this locomotive and the freight cars with it!
The Queen of Steam was refurbished and now makes 90 minute excursions whereby you can actually be the engineer!
Step back in time and witness the Queen of Steam ” winding through tunnels and up 2.5% grades in the snow covered northern Nevada desert.
This clip starts with her sitting inside the machine shop building up pressure in anticipation of her next journey. Terrific photography beginning to end.
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.
- Rail Line: Nevada Northern Railway
- Train Name: Baldwin Eureka
- Power type: 4-6-0 Steam Locomotive
- Builder: Baldwin Locomotive Works
- Train type: Freight/Passenger
- Location: Northern Nevada
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!