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Virginia & Truckee Railroad

165 F Street, Virginia City, NV 89440
+1 775-847-0380
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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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“gold hill” (46 reviews)
“steam train” (18 reviews)
165 F Street, Virginia City, NV 89440
+1 775-847-0380
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Reviewed 14 October 2015

This was an wonderful way to spend part of an afternoon. The trip was not long, maybe an hour and we were pulled by the diesel engine, not the steam engine. However, the 'conductor' gave us a talk on the history of the railroad and...More

Thank pcoffey4980
Reviewed 7 October 2015

We purchased tickets in Virgina City and took a 5 min walk downhill to the train depot. The train ride was about 45 mins. I learned a lot about Virgina City and the Railroad. The train had both open air and covered seating. It is...More

1  Thank Gary B
Reviewed 5 October 2015

Very interesting . This was one of the several enjoyable stops in Virginia city. I ended up staying overnight to get another day in town. Had lots of fun.

Thank DFerdinand60
Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

Don't be put off by the $50 link on the TripAdvisor web page. The $50 option is if you take the train from Carson City to Virginia City. For $10 you can take the train from Virginia City to Gold Hill (approx 2 miles). In...More

1  Thank PhoenixFlash
Reviewed 20 September 2015

Nice ride through the rugged Nevada mining country side. The train offers both covered and open air seating so do what you want depending on the weather. Ride takes about an hour and does leave on time so plan accordingly. I would suggest early morning...More

Thank Noel E
Reviewed 14 September 2015

Something fun to do in Virginia City especially if you like local train rides. A big part of the experience is the enjoyable narration and this attraction does a great job. You will learn the historical, cultural and industrial facts about the area while laughing...More

Thank Chris T
Reviewed 13 September 2015

This was a short, but fun and entertaining ride. The conductor was friendly and the announcer was funny and knew his history well. The ride was a bit uncomfortable and bumpy, but I guess that’s part of the experience. Make sure you have cash at...More

Thank Marchake
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Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

Wonderful historic opportunity to enjoy the sights and sounds while hearing about the history of this unique town.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Just a fun 35 minute diversion in the small town of Virginia City. The announcer was fun and told lots of stories of the area and mining. Glad we did this!

Thank Rocket42585
Reviewed 28 August 2015

Fun ride and very interesting commentaries by conductor. Enjoyed the ride and scenery. Fairly comfortable.

Thank Miriam D
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Laura S
Hello. My husband is crazy about steam engines. He is the guy who will walk around the train, look at all the nuts and bolts and be in pure unadulterated heaven. That being said I have a couple of questions. 1. Is it possible for him to sit up front with the engineer during a part or all of the ride? Just so he can experience that? 2. What is the longest trip you have? We do adventures for my niece and her young son. He has no dad in his life and my husband is his favorite person in the world outside of his mom. So Virginia City sounds like an amazing adventure for us to take them on. Thanks SO much!
25 September 2016|
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Response from Josh M | Reviewed this property |
Nor sure about riding in the cab, though it sounds like it is a possibility. The longest option is the ride from Carson City (Eastgate) roundtrip to Virginia city. The ride is approximately 1.5 hours each way with a three... More
Is the train handicap accessible? if not, how high is the tallest step?
16 July 2016|
Response from Drevik | Reviewed this property |
I have never been offered any assistance to get on or off the train in my wheelchair. So, I do not believe that it is currently handicap accessible. I am guessing that the stairs are 3-4 feet high, as it is a bit of a... More
macy m
how much is the train ride and can we stay over and ride back the next day
5 April 2015|
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Response from James L | Property representative |
I apologize I did answer this and also send a private message to the person asking the question, i can't post links here. The long run is more expensive and runs from Carson City to Virginia City. Macy M, if you didn't get... More