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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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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Avon by the Sea, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Redwood
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago NEW

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.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was not disappointed with this tour. The pricing was affordable, and it was fun for all ages. There are two different train cars, one that is covered and one that is open like a wagon. Hot sunny days you may wish to be in the covered car, so arrive early for best pick of seats. (We did not. But... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Virginia & Truckee Railroad is a nice train ride for all ages. My 15 & 13 yrs old liked it too. The driver is full of little jokes, pay attention and you'll be in for a laugh :)

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Henderson, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you plan ahead you can ride the train from Carson City to Virginia city behind a steam engine. Or take a short ride behind a diesel engine powered train. both are fun, and the old passenger cars make the trip worth it. Food is minimally available, offering bratwurst on a bun, potato salad and a soda; also ice cream;... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is great that the line is open from Carson City to Virginia city. A steam engine at the front end is awesome as well, especially for young children. Having an old diesel might as well be a new diesel for anyone who is a casual railfan. Visiting Virginia city for 3 hours was too long for young children, especially... More 

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Dayton, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My parents were in town from out of state and we took them on the V&T from Carson City to Virginia City. We all had a great time. We loved the beautiful scenery and wildlife and really enjoyed learning about the history of the area while on the ride.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The cost was not excessive but we missed the commentary for the most part due to a poor audio system. The trip is short and really lacked a good reason to go when you can hear the guide.

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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took two different train rides. The first one was from Virginia City to Gold Hill. It was 4 miles round trip and included a narrative with a lot of history for the area. Was about 45 minutes in length. The second ride was longer. We drove about 20 minutes to the depot in the east side of Carson City... More 

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