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Virginia & Truckee Railroad

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Address: 165 F Street, Virginia City, NV 89440
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+1 775-847-0380

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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Relaxing way to get to Viriginia City

Took the Mother's Day train ride from Carson City to Virginia City - train was completely booked so making reservations in advance are a good idea. It's slow but comfortable ride... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
evy s
Reno, Nevada
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Reno, Nevada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the Mother's Day train ride from Carson City to Virginia City - train was completely booked so making reservations in advance are a good idea. It's slow but comfortable ride up the mountain with the conductor dressing in period costumes and giving a running narrative of the area and history. Once in Virginia City it a strenuous walk up... More 

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Jackson, New Jersey
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Reviewed 10 December 2016

My wife and I took a ride to Gold Hill and back. The ride was about an hour. It was really nice. My kids would have loved it. You go through a tunnel which was fun. We sat in the open car. The weather was great that day.

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Paradise, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

These trains run about once ever hour and go from Virginia City to Gold Hill and back. It's a short leisurely ride but the the conductor narrates Virginia City and railroad history the whole way. Most days the 2 passenger cars are pulled by an old restored steam engine but occasionally a old restored diesel engine fills in. There are... More 

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pa, usa
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We left Carson city at 10 and returned around 4:30. This was the last trip of the year and unfortunately a rainy day, but we still had a good day. I was afraid there might not be enough to do in Virginia city for the couple of hours we had there. But, even with the rain there was plenty to... More 

Reston, Virginia
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

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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Reviewed 19 September 2016

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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Reviewed 8 September 2016 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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Reviewed 5 September 2016

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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Reviewed 31 August 2016 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.

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Reviewed 29 August 2016 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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