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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The 2021 Very Merry Candy Cane Express

Next Date: Sunday, December 5, 2021 Selling out fast! Ride our historic steam engine, dressed in its holiday best. more

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2021 Electric Holiday Train of Lights

Selling out fast! Some availability. Our historic steam engine will pull the beautifully decorated Train of Lights! 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."