V&T Railroad, Carson City to Virginia City, Nevada

The historic Virginia & Truckee Railway played a major role in the economic success of Western Nevada from 1880-1900 and beyond, funding the development of towns, mines and businesses.  Today, restored V&T steam and diesel trains take passengers on an up close and personal look at 
the Old West, chugging from Carson City to mining town Virginia City on it's 'Sisters In History' route.  The V&T shortline also runs from Virginia City to Gold Hill on its historic route, 4 miles round trip.

V&T Theme Trains run on specific dates throughout the year, including:  Mother's Day Special,  4th of July Independence Special, Toast of the Canyon runs including wine & appetizers, Murder Mystery Trains and the wildly popular Polar Express.

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May 27-October 15 - ‘Sisters in History’ route runs Saturdays and Sundays. Steam trains depart the Carson City Depot at 10am returning at 4:15pm with a 3.5 hour stop in historic Virginia City, 24 miles round trip. In Virginia City there is a complimentary shuttle to C Street shopping and dining from the train Depot.    SELECT


2017 V&T Schedule - Tickets go on sale March 24!





Special Trains:

Adults $52, Kids under 17 $32, Seniors (65) & Veterans $48 (proof of age or military required)


May 15   May 13, 14 (Saturday/Sunday) Mothers Day Special, Diesel Train Rides…..Moms receive a long stem rose!

May 27, 28 (Saturday/Sunday) Season Opening/Memorial Special, Steam Train Rides….arrive early for live music, mimosas & free face painting for kids

June 17, 18 (Saturday/Sunday) Fathers Day Weekend, Steam Train Rides….includes professional photo to remember your special day

Special Saturdays, 5pm Toast of the Canyon Wine Tasting Train, Steam Train Ride….wine & appetizers during this 45-minute trip into the Carson River Canyon. Departs from Carson City Depot after ‘sisters in History’ run.

November - December Polar Express Train Ride……Tickets go on sale August, 2017…this hour long train ride brings the story to life, includes a souvenir silver sleigh bell - VIP parlor car tickets also available