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Virginia & Truckee Railroad

F & Washington Streets, Virginia City, NV 89440
775-847-0380
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Description: This 35-minute narrated steam train tour takes visitors through the heart of the historic Comstock mining region.
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Wells, Maine
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106 reviews 106 reviews
28 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

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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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

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 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

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Sacramento, California
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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

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Rainier, Oregon
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384 reviews 384 reviews
132 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 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

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Edmonton, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
27 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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Oakland, California
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10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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

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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Very informative speaker. Loved riding on this old train. We learned quite a bit about the mining history. Also told us about the famous Virginia City fire.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This was a fun experience! The conductor was VERY knowledgable and a great speaker. He entertained us the entire trip with useful information. We took the round trip from Carson City to Virginia City and back. On the way we saw dozens of wild horses and other wildlife. I would have like to had another hour in Virginia City too... More

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