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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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Description: The V&T offers two options:From Virginia City: Seven (7) daily 35-minute...
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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Return trip just a little too much

Did the round trip to Virginia City at the height of the Summer. Easy to find and park and not that expensive. Plenty of shade at the terminal and a little gift shop with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 11, 2015
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Reno
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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Revived short line RR from Virginia City to Carson City . Runs May through December both steam and diesel locomotives . Train rides, tour through the gold hill and the old mining region of the Comstock.

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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Did the round trip to Virginia City at the height of the Summer. Easy to find and park and not that expensive. Plenty of shade at the terminal and a little gift shop with toilets. We took the Diesel trip but due to breakdown were carried back by the steam train so a bit of a bonus. 1 1/2 hour... More 

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Albany, Oregon
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

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 

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Reno, Nevada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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 

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Wells, Maine
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38 helpful votes 38 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.

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Midlands
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37 helpful votes 37 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 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

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 

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Sacramento, California
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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 

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Rainier, Oregon
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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 

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Edmonton, Canada
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45 helpful votes 45 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 

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