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 FALL STEAM TRAIN - WEEKENDS

Next Date: Saturday, September 25, 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

2021 FALL DIESEL TRAIN RIDE - MONDAY THRU FRIDAY 

Next Date: Friday, September 24, 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

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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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Electric Halloween Steam Extravaganza 2021!

Next Date: Friday, October 29, 2021 October 29, 30 and 31 under the crescent moon more

All aboard for the 2021 Pumpkin Patch Train

Next Date: Friday, October 15, 2021 Pick your perfect pumpkin! Fall days - Oct 16, 17, 23 & 24th. Or try our dusk trains Oct 15,16, 22 and 23rd. more

ALL ABOARD FOR THE 2021 PUMPKIN PATCH TRAIN 

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ELECTRIC HOLIDAY TRAIN OF LIGHTS 2021 

Tickets on sale this fall! Our powerful deisel engine D4, dressed in its holiday best, will pull the beautifully decorated Train of Lights more

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THE MERRY CANDY CANE EXPRESS 2021 

Tickets on sale soon! Our powerful deisel engine D4, dressed in its holiday best, will pull the beautifully decorated Candy Cane Express!  more

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