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Virginia & Truckee Railroad

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Address: F & Washington Streets, Virginia City, NV 89440
Phone Number: 775-847-0380

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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A must-see for rail fans

This 2-car plus steam engine train has been lovingly maintained by local volunteers. The excursion takes you a couple of miles down the track, through a short tunnel. My husband... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Jean B
Reston, Virginia
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Reston, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This 2-car plus steam engine train has been lovingly maintained by local volunteers. The excursion takes you a couple of miles down the track, through a short tunnel. My husband got to ride with the engineer and loved every minute. Enroute, a group of 7 wild horse dashed across the track ahead of us. Quite a sight.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This 30 minute train ride through the old mining camps was incredibly interesting. We even saw wild mustangs in the hills along the way.

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Grand Terrace, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a nice little train ride around Virginia city . The driver was a great tour guide. It gives you a different visual perspective than you can get from walking or driving through and around the town.

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The train ride tour offered good info, wonderful sites along the way from Carson city to Virginia city. It was a nice ride, but plan on a little over an hour. Kids would love it, but for a group of couples it was a little slower paced.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the 35 min. ride to Gold Hill. We stayed on the train and went back right away. Beautiful view on the ride and the guide told us some facts along the ride.

Thank Anne C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The wife and I decided to take this train ride. We have always heard the train horn and seen it but never actually tried it. Finally after a few years of coming here we decided to take a spin on the train tracks and it was worth. We spend about 20 to 25 minutes going down to the little town... More 

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Smithfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

The train went from Virginia city to Gold Hill and back. It was very interesting and informative, The guide did a good job explaining the history of the gold mines and sites along the way. Well worth the $ 10.00 fare.

Thank Richard C
Avon by the Sea, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

The standard tour is about 35 minutes to Gold Hill (south of the city) and back- the conductor gives interesting commentary both ways. The scenery is breathtaking and you get to ride in 100+ years old rail cars. The price is excellent- $10 per person (at least for adults). Nothing bad to say about this!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

We arrived an hour too early for our departure time but had a nice wait anyway. My son was able to climb up into the working steam engine, we toured the gift shop, my son had his picture taken for an "old west" wanted poster. The photo was free. We were given a business card for a website to access... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

It was beautiful scenery. A cute old guy giving a corney commentary, and a herd of wild horses made the ride fun, informative, and beautiful. I'd do it again.

Thank Kerisue D

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