Virginia and Truckee Railroad

Ride into the past aboard Nevada's scenic and historic Virginia and Truckee Railroad from Virginia City to Gold Hill and back. By far the most famous of all American short lines, the ornate V&T trains hosted U.S. presidents and foreign dignitaries in their heyday. The V and T R.R., completed in 1869, also hauled millions of dollars in gold and silver ore from the mines of the Comstock. Today, the railroad operates 100-year-old steam engines and heritage diesel locomotives, departing from the original 1870 depot at 166 F Street. The conductor-narrated excursions roll by some of the most famous mines and ruins. You may even see wild horses run alongside the tracks. 

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Electric Halloween Steam Extravaganza!

Next Date: Friday, October 30, 2020 October 30 and 31 under the full moon more

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All aboard for the Pumpkin Patch Train

Next Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020 Pick your perfect pumpkin! Oct 17, 18, 24 & 25th more

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  • "Thank you to the people who took the time to show us not only how Virginia City got started, but also how trains, like the Virginia & Truckee Railroad, changed our nation."

Virginia City to Gold Hill Steam Train Ride - round trip

Next Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020 Historic steam train ride to Gold Hill in our beautifully restored outdoor cars with social distancing, powered by 100-year-old heritage locomotives. Round trip fares are $12 diesel and $14 for steam. more