V&T Railroad Ride & Tours
I hear that train a comin’!
The scenic railroad was rebuilt in 1974 and operates daily, summertime tours from Virginia City to historic Gold Hill and also offers weekend tours on the new extended route from Carson City to Virginia City using century old, ornate, open and closed passenger cars- powered by hard working steam and heritage diesel locomotives. The Virginia & Truckee Railroad is the most famous of all American Short Line railroads. Construction began in 1869 and in the ensuing 74 years the busy mountain railroad hauled millions of dollars in gold and silver ore from the mines deep below Virginia City. As many as 45 trains a day departed from Virginia City for Gold Hill, Silver City, Carson City and Reno where trains such as the “Lighting Express” connected with the newly constructed transcontinental railroad. The V & T was later extended to Minden, Nevada.
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Join the Virginia and Truckee Railroad for one of their many special family event trains that are offered throughout the year. Click on the links below for more information and dates.
Civil War Days Battle Trains
History comes to life on Labor Day weekend as Civil War re-enactors bring epic battles to the Comstock in Virginia City.
Pumpkin Patch Trains
The pumpkin patch is fall’s ultimate playground, so it’s the perfect time to catch a 100 year old steam train to the Gold Hill pumpkin patch and pick your special pumpkin to carve or cook.
Electric Halloween Steam Train
What better place to be than in Virginia City where the veil between the dead and living is thin and the spirit of Halloween comes to life?
Candy Cane Express
If the kiddies, and grandma have been good all year (okay, most of the year)… add a little magic to the season and bring them to Virginia City to ride the V&T Candy Cane Express.