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N 39° 15.157 W 114° 52.720
11S E 683043 N 4346954
History marker in Ely, Nevada.
Waymark Code: WMTPRT
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 12/25/2016
Published By:Groundspeak Charter Member Uncle Alaska
Views: 3

History marker on the grounds of the White Pine Public Museum at 2000 Aultman St.
Marker Title (required): NEVADA NORTHERN RAILWAY

Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): 100

Marker Text (required):
Mark Requa’s Nevada Consolidated Copper Company laid 150-mile of track from Cobre, on the Southern Pacific line, to Ely in 1905-06 to haul ore from the Copper Flat miles west of Ely. Ore was loaded into railroad gondolas at Copper Flat for the trip to the smelter at McGill, over a double-track trestle that was 1720 feet long. The trestle burned in 1922 and was replaced with an earth-fill span. Passenger service and the “school train” carrying McGill youth to Ely High School ended in 1941. With the closing of local copper mines in 1983, the railroad ceased operations. Currently, part of the line serves the Nevada Northern Railway Museum for live steam rides. The East Ely shop complex for the Railway was listed as a National Historic Landmark District in 2006.

County (required): White Pine

Marker Type (required): Full Size (with blue painted mesh)

Other Marker Type (optional): NA

Is Marker Damaged? (required): No

Other Damage Type (optional): NA

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