The collections of the Nevada State Railroad Museum – Ely are extensive. They cover the railroad’s history from its beginning in 1905 until it closed in 1983. The archives include the payroll records from the first months of operation until the 1950’s in massive volumes of hand-kept records that are available for patrons. A significant collection of maps, including the original right-of-way maps for the railroad, can be viewed by appointment. A library of over 200 volumes is available with topics that cover everything from early Great Basin History to White Pine County heritage.

Access to the collections is available by appointment. Please contact us to make arrangements.