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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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Great 35 Minute Steam Train Tour

The Virginia & Truckee RR has two varieties of trips. A round trip from Carson City to Virginia City and a short, 35 minute excursion tour between Virginia City and Gold Hill. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Carson City, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The Virginia & Truckee RR has two varieties of trips. A round trip from Carson City to Virginia City and a short, 35 minute excursion tour between Virginia City and Gold Hill. We had our two small granddaughters visiting and thought they would enjoy the short trip, which we all did. We learned a lot from the very knowledgeable conductor... More 

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Phoenix, AZ
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130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Not sure why this isn't the #1 activity for Virginia City on Trip Adviser, it should be! The 40 minute train ride only costs $12. A deal! And the train is an actual steam train, not a diesel locomotive. The narrator for the trip doubles as the conductor and has some great stories to tell about the mining area that... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

My expectations were too high mainly because of the 50.00 per person price tag- I was expecting something grand and got mediocrity with a smile instead. When we showed up to the launch depot, employees (will call guy and some other employee) were arguing with each other in front of customers, guard rails were knocked over, all the employees seemed... More 

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Washington, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

My husband is a steam train fan and this did not disappoint us on our round trip from Carson City to Virginia City. Clean train. Clean station with restrooms/gift shop/parking. Friendly volunteers who knew about the history of the area. Entertaining actors at the station. Good visuals of the Comstock Lode area.

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Grand Island, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I am one that loves a good train ride that has someone who really knows the stories that made up the area you are visiting. Always fun on a train ride that you can sit back listen and imagine going back to those days and trying to determine if you could do those things to make a living also. Sometimes... More 

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Reno
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47 reviews 47 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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UK
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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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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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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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42 helpful votes 42 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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Additional Information about Virginia & Truckee Railroad

Address: Address: F & Washington Streets, Virginia City, NV 89440
Phone Number: 775-847-0380
Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Virginia City
Average Prices: USD 45 - 45

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