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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2022 STEAM TRAIN - weekends

Historic steam train ride to Gold Hill in our beautifully restored outdoor cars, powered by 100-year-old heritage locomotives. Round trip adult fares are $18 and $8 for kids.  more

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2022 ROUND TRIP DIESEL Train Ride   

Historic diesel round trip ride to Gold Hill in our beautifully restored outdoor cars.The 35 minute excursion has several open cars for cooler temperatures and seeing the sites. more

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The Buzz

  • "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."

All aboard for the 2022 Pumpkin Patch day or dusk trains

Last weekend to pick your perfect pumpkin! Ride to the patch Oct 22, or 23rd and pick your gourd on a fall day. Prefer getting spooked? Try our dusk train on Oct 22 at 5pm more

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ELECTRIC HALLOWEEN STEAM EXTRAVAGANZA 2022!

Oct 29, 30 & 31. Thousands of LED lights under the crescent moon.Trains always sell out. A spooky, errie great Halloween for all! more

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WINE AND MURDER ON THE V&T

A murder mystery based on the movie, "The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean" more

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Buy the WHOLE CABOOSE FOR YOUR GANG ON THE TRAIN OF LIGHTS

Next Date: Friday, December 9, 2022 The most memorable way for friends and family to celebrate the holidays together. Accomodates 18-20 people.  more

Buy the WHOLE CABOOSE FOR YOUR GANG ON THE CANDY CANE EXPRESS

Next Date: Sunday, December 4, 2022 The most memorable way for friends and family or co-workers to celebrate the holidays together. Accomodates 18-20 people.  more

The 2022 Very Merry Candy Cane Express 

Next Date: Sunday, December 4, 2022 It's that very special magic you remember from your childhood, pulled by our steam engine.  more

2022 Electric Holiday Train of Lights 

Next Date: Friday, December 9, 2022 Our historic steam engine will pull the beautifully decorated Train of Lights! Bringing a crowd? Buy out the whole caboose for your gang https://www.activitytickets.com/activity/541 more