We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Virginia & Truckee Railroad

Address: F & Washington Streets, Virginia City, NV 89440
Phone Number: 775-847-0380
Website
Improve this listing
82%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: The V&T offers two options:From Virginia City: Seven (7) daily 35-minute narrated steam train tours...
More attraction details
Attraction details
Type: Scenic Railroads, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: The V&T offers two options:From Virginia City: Seven (7) daily 35-minute narrated steam train tours taking visitors through the heart of the historic Comstock mining region to historic Gold Hill and return.From the Carson City area: A 6 hour adventure to and in Virginia City, including a round trip on the V&T behind diesel on Friday and steam on Saturday and Sunday. Approximately 90 minutes on the train and the remainder of the time in historic Virginia City.See our website for full details.

Hotels near Virginia & Truckee Railroad

Write a Review

103 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    53
    30
    8
    7
    5
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Albany, Oregon
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Drove up to Virginia City in September and parked at the depot as their steamer was fired up and appeared ready to depart. Purchased our tickets which had a photo of of a Steam Engine and the words 'STEAM TRAIN' clearly on the front. The train ready to depart first was an old deisel switcherengine. Well we were told when... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reno, Nevada
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The train cars were decorated for Christmas which helped put our group in the holiday spirit. We were served cookies, coffee, hot chocolate and candy. The emcee on the train was great. We saw wild horses and mule deer. Being able to see parts of the Nevada State History that you might not normally see was a treat. We even... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wells, Maine
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
28 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We took this tour with some friends and found it fun and entertaining. We enjoyed it immensly. The conductor was also the tour guide, was very imformative and entertaining. While waiting for the train we had some wild horses walk by, so that was fun, too. We recommend this tour.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Midlands
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

My wife and I took the return trip via steam loco from Carson City to Virginia City and enjoyed every minute. Whilst waiting for the train at the Carson City end we were entertained with an amusing wild west cameo with the marshal and robber taking centre stage. The train ride up into the hills was fully narrated by a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

Riding on the V&T railway is a thrill. It is a family friendly activity that would appeal to all ages. From the actors in vintage clothing performing skits to the decor on the train, you will feel transported back in time. Once aboard, the very knowledgeable "conductor" will entertain you with lots of interesting information and delightful anecdotes throughout the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sacramento, California
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The fabled Virginia and Truckee Railroad was abandoned between Carson City and Virginia City in 1938. Those 18 or so miles were recently rebuilt on the original right of way, and it made for a great 90 minute ride up from the east side of Carson City behind a steam locomotive. If you have a day to spend, and want... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rainier, Oregon
Top Contributor
390 reviews 390 reviews
133 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Once a month, during the summer, the V&T runs a short excursion down into the Carson River canyon, along the original 19th-century right-of-way. It is a short trip, but spectacular, to view how the railroad was built using only mules and men. Wine is served during the trip, along with some light snacks - nothing spectacular, but it makes the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Edmonton, Canada
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
27 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I love steam trains, so this was a must visit. The locomotive is a 100 year-old Baldwin, and the three coaches are vintage as well.The conductor, Neil was very informative and entertaining on the trip from Carson City to Virginia City and return. It's best to sit in the opposite side on your return trip so that you will be... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oakland, California
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Great historic railway. Nice job at restoring the depot building. Nice little gift shop and ticket counter. Very reasonably priced and the round trip is just about an hour. Easy to fit into the day in Virginia City. Conductor was entertaining and told lots of historical facts and stories. Don't miss it, on your visit. These Trains are history you... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boulder, Colorado, United States
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This review is for the longer trip via steam mikado locomotive from Carson City to Virgina city and return. I am a railroad fan from Colorado, narrow gauge especially, and love to take rail excursions. Since this steam trip only runs on weekends, we decided to make it one of our destinations during our recent visit to Lake Tahoe, as... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Virginia & Truckee Railroad also viewed

 

Been to Virginia & Truckee Railroad? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Virginia & Truckee Railroad staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?