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Virginia & Truckee Railroad

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Address: F & Washington Streets, Virginia City, NV 89440
Phone Number: 775-847-0380
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The V&T offers two options:From Virginia City: Seven (7) daily...

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.

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Took the tour as part of a combo package purchased back in Town. The train is one way with no loop. Departs Virginia City to Gold Hill, stopping behind the Gold Hill Hotel and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Methuen, Massachusetts
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Methuen, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took the tour as part of a combo package purchased back in Town. The train is one way with no loop. Departs Virginia City to Gold Hill, stopping behind the Gold Hill Hotel and restaurant, then back to Virginia City. Very informative learning allot about the area and what controls it today. The only negative is we wish on the... More 

Thank Eagle-Eye24
Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the return day trip from Carson to Virina City. What a fantastic way to see the countryside. The tour guide was very informative. Our return was blessed with seeing herds of wild mustangs. As a bnus the conductor slowed right down to accomodate picture taking.

Thank Eastendboyvan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Go back in time with a train ride, the people are excited and the kids in ahhhh, we bring family,friends and this is a great way to educate your kids on how it was, the mine tours are fun too, and best place to eat Red Dogs, and affordable.

Thank Susan B
Bangor, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

For an affordable short (or long) trip into history, you can't go wrong with the V & T rail trip. The four of us (*TwoInMaine and family) took the one hour trip following a pleasant walk through Virginia City, Nevada and its tourist sites connected with the Comstock Lode silver strike in 1859 and lunch at one of the town's... More 

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Crystal Brook, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Just think that one day there won't be the people to operate these trains. The commentator provided a lively description of Virginia City's past. A must do when you first get into town.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

This was a nice ride. Took about 30 minutes. Nice views and interesting historical info. The $10 trip is well worth it. You can get off at Gold City and eat lunch then catch a return ride back to Virginia City.

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Corona, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

It was fun! Rode the original old time train from the depot around the hillside and back. Short trip 35 minutes, 10 bucks, with a great conductor who narrated and answered questions.

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Virginia City, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Remember that train set when you were a kid and how you set it up around the Christmas tree every year? Now imagine it was full size and you actually got to ride on it. The V & T Railroad is your train set come to life! This is one "ride" you don't want to miss! Complete with beautiful scenery,... More 

Thank Robert S
Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This was an wonderful way to spend part of an afternoon. The trip was not long, maybe an hour and we were pulled by the diesel engine, not the steam engine. However, the 'conductor' gave us a talk on the history of the railroad and the area. The history of this area is very interesting and colorful. Anyone that is... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We purchased tickets in Virgina City and took a 5 min walk downhill to the train depot. The train ride was about 45 mins. I learned a lot about Virgina City and the Railroad. The train had both open air and covered seating. It is a must if you visit Virgina City. I added some current photos.

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