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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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Nice little ride

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2015
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Crystal Brook, Australia
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

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.

Thank Malcolm S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

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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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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.

Thank debbieppl
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 

Thank pcoffey4980
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 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.

Thank Gary B
Plymouth, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Very interesting . This was one of the several enjoyable stops in Virginia city. I ended up staying overnight to get another day in town. Had lots of fun.

Thank DFerdinand60
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Don't be put off by the $50 link on the TripAdvisor web page. The $50 option is if you take the train from Carson City to Virginia City. For $10 you can take the train from Virginia City to Gold Hill (approx 2 miles). In this stretch your conductor will cover the significant history of the railroad. Some minor overlap... More 

Thank PhoenixFlash
Yuma Az
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Nice ride through the rugged Nevada mining country side. The train offers both covered and open air seating so do what you want depending on the weather. Ride takes about an hour and does leave on time so plan accordingly. I would suggest early morning as it leaves you with more time to explore the rest of the "city'. Price... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Something fun to do in Virginia City especially if you like local train rides. A big part of the experience is the enjoyable narration and this attraction does a great job. You will learn the historical, cultural and industrial facts about the area while laughing along the way. Good for all ages.

Thank Chris T

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