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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YOU ARE INVITED TO A VERY SPECIAL FUNDRAISER FOR THE HISTORIC RENO ENGINE

Next Date: Sunday, July 3, 2022 Please help us on our journey to restore Nevada's most historic icon, "The Reno" railroad steam locomotive and enjoy a beautiful summer evening on Independence Weekend 2022. more

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Jul

AMERICAN FLAT INDEPENDENCE WEEKEND STEAM SPECIAL TRAIN

Next Date: Friday, July 1, 2022 A first ever for all enthusiasts of the V&T - a round trip steam train from VC to beautiful American Flat and back more

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1
Jul

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."

2022 ROUND TRIP DIESEL Train Ride   

Next Date: Thursday, June 30, 2022 Historic diesel train ride to Gold Hill in our beautifully restored outdoor cars, powered by 100-year-old heritage locomotives. Adult fares are $15 & $8 for children.  more

2022 SUMMER STEAM TRAIN

Next Date: Friday, July 1, 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