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Virginia & Truckee Railroad

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“gold hill”(52 reviews)
“steam engine”(27 reviews)
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...more
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
165 F Street, Virginia City, NV 89440
+1 775-847-0380
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a 35 minute, round-trip, scenic ride from Virginia City to Gold Hill. The company uses an original steam engine and a few small diesel engines. Although I had hoped for the steam engine, unfortunately, the diesel was in operation during my visit. “Diamond...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tim R
Reviewed December 14, 2018

What a great experience!!!! Our non-profit group contracted with the V&T Railroad as part of our annual holiday party and we had 135 of our members present many with disabilities. The V&T Railroad staff was first rate. Whether it was helping many of our people...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank TahoeMcD
Reviewed October 26, 2018

WE took the round trip from Carson City to Virginia City...live entertainment awaits at the station when you start. The ride is really fun and we scheduled it so we had the 1916 steam locomotive pulling us. Wild horses can be seen along the tracks,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Richard W
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

This railroad should be the first thing visitors stop at when they come to Virginia City. The tour of the mining town gives the tourist a good summary of what the past was like in Virginia City. The guide was extremely knowledgeable about his town...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank janisg328
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

While this trip is not long you see everything you need for an understanding of the history of the mining community. We saw wild horses which was special. The tour guides for this location are excellent and in keeping with the time period. Saw every...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

The V & T railroad runs from Carson City Nevada to Virginia City Nevada. The ultimate destination, Virginia City, is the western gold rush town. It is very much in the middle of nowhere with its claim to fame the most successful silver and gold...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 17, 2018

We've taken several grandchildren on this train a few times, and they always love it. This time was no different. It was especially exciting because we had a good tour guide/train engineer who explained several things along the way.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Joanne S
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful pullman cars, looking the age of the time period. Engines switch between diesel and steam, if your picky find out what is available that day. They have a gift shop while you are waiting as well as a little comedy show. When on the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank U5039VVmaryk
Reviewed August 4, 2018

We loved this train trip that started in Truckee and ended in Vir. City. After learning about the Comstock lode, we landed in the touristy old west town. Not much there of the original except oral history though.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank colleen C
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Very interesting train ride through the heart of the Comstock Lode. Our group had boys 8 and 11 who loved it. Good history lesson and fun. Highly recommend for all age groups. Staff made every to assist with older guests and guests with issues.

Date of experience: August 2018
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June 21, 2018|
Response from wlowthorp | Reviewed this property |
I think it’s pretty normal to get them same day in the Visitor’s center. Several departures are set daily. When we bought tickets, they were good for any departure that day.
January 3, 2018|
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Response from NormanP862 | Reviewed this property |
It is open May through October. They are open cars so would be very cold now.
Rob T
July 19, 2017|
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Response from Johnna D | Reviewed this property |
No you can't get off so sorry but you can get some great pictures from the train