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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2021 ROUND TRIP DIESEL TRAIN RIDE - NEW 

Next Date: Tuesday, July 27, 2021 Historic diesel train ride to Gold Hill in our beautifully restored outdoor cars with social distancing, powered by 100-year-old heritage locomotives. Adult fares are $14 & $7 for children.  more

2021 STEAM TRAIN Running Fridays-Mondays

Next Date: Friday, July 30, 2021 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 adult fares are $16 and $8 for kids. 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."

The Very Merry Candy Cane Express

This weekend, our powerful deisel engine D4, dressed in its holiday best, will pull the beautifully decorated Candy Cane Express! more

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Electric Holiday Train of Lights

This weekend, our powerful deisel engine D4, dressed in its holiday best, will pull the beautifully decorated Train of Lights! more

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