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

Next Date: Saturday, October 8, 2022 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

2022 ROUND TRIP DIESEL Train Ride   

Next Date: Friday, October 7, 2022 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

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

Next Date: Saturday, October 15, 2022 Pick your perfect pumpkin! Ride to the patch Oct 15,16, 21, 22, 23 and pick your choice on a sunny fall day. Prefer getting spooked? Try our dusk trains on Oct 15 and 22 at 5pm more


Next Date: Saturday, October 29, 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

The 2022 Very Merry Candy Cane Express 

Next Date: Friday, November 25, 2022 Ride our historic steam engine, dressed in its holiday best. Great for children. This holiday tradition sells out fast! more

2022 Electric Holiday Train of Lights 

Next Date: Thursday, November 24, 2022 Our historic steam engine will pull the beautifully decorated Train of Lights! Sold out last year. more