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Polar Express returns to V&T Railroad for 7th year

Publisher: KOLO 8 News

Scenery and history are typically what you would associate with the Virginia & Truckee Railroad, but this time of year, things look, and sound, a bit different. Every year since 2011, the railway is transformed into the Polar Express, giving children a chance to live out the story they likely were already familiar with.

Polar Express again lights up Christmas season in Carson City

Publisher: Nevada Appeal Date: 11/24/2017

If you’re needing a fun holiday treat for the whole family, this is definitely the activity for you. First of all, anything that encourages you to show up in pajamas is always an A+ endeavour, but aside from that, it truly is something for all ages to enjoy.

V&T Railroad Polar Express takes passengers on a journey to the North Pole

Publisher: Sierra Sun Date: 11/21/2017

Now, fans of the book and movie can take their own journey to the North Pole on the Virginia and Truckee Polar Express train ride. Passengers depart from Carson City’s Eastgate Depot and are taken on an hourlong ride to the North Pole.

V&T Railroad's Polar Express kicks off 7th season; nearly sold out again

Publisher: Reno Gazette-Journal Date: 11/20/2017

The hottest travel ticket this time of year is from Carson City to the North Pole. More than 17,900 people are expected to ride V&T Railroad’s Polar Express this year.

The Polar Express leaves the station, begins limited run

Publisher: Tahoe Daily Tribune Date: 11/19/2017

The V&T Railroad enters its seventh year of providing the holiday-themed experience to guests of all ages in partnership with Rail Events Inc. and Warner Bros. Consumer Products. Those interested in going on The Polar Express this year but haven’t yet bought tickets should consider doing so soon — limited spots remain for the seasonal train ride that runs through Dec. 30.

Hop On THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride in Nevada

Publisher: Kelly’s Thoughts on Things: Family, Travel, Food, Fun
Date: 9/1/2017

It was so fun to do this ride as a family, and we highly recommend for everyone who can get to The Virginia & Truckee Railroad this year! This is an experience we will always remember and look back with wonderful memories! 

Melodrama Aboard the V&T Railroad

Publisher: South Tahoe Now Date: 8/20/17
It’s not every day where one in the Lake Tahoe/Northern Nevada region can see a melodrama, the primary form of theatre during the 19th century.

V&T's Melodrama Trains a Toast to Old West

Publisher: Nevada Appeal Date: 8/10/17
The dinner and melodrama trains include Old West flavor and scenic vistas on a 45-minute round-trip ride into the Carson River Canyon. Upon return to the V&T station, “survivors” of the melodrama will be served a high desert barbecue dinner provided by the Carson City Plaza Hotel and Event Center. The melodrama, “She Wouldn’t Harm a Fly,” directed by Carla Wilson and written by John Burkhart, tells the story of multi-millionaire Barton S. Blackburn and his new bride, Trudie Tweedle, as they travel to Virginia City to establish a charity orphanage and children’s hospital.

Riding the Nevada Rails

Publisher: Sacramento Magazine Date: 6/20/17
High in the red rocks of western Nevada, the Virginia & Truckee Railroad runs a 100-year-old steam locomotive that carries weekend passengers on a round trip between Carson City and Virginia City, the historic Old West town once famous for its rich gold and silver mines.

See the Wild West as you ride these historic rails (tickets go fast)

Publisher: The Sacramento Bee Date: 5/17/17
Rail fans, get ready. Two of Nevada’s top summer attractions get rolling this month, offering chances to ride historic routes on vintage rolling stock. Tickets go fast.

Nevada Celebrates History and Harvest at Fall Events

Publisher: Marketwired and Yahoo! Date: 9/27/16
As the leaves begin to change, so do the types of events in the Silver State. Fall brings a variety of harvest festivals, city celebrations and even meteor showers to Nevada. It also brings the anniversary of Nevada’s statehood, celebrated at the end of October each year. Though similar celebrations happen all around the country, it is only in Nevada that these celebrations include outhouse races, themed train rides — like THE POLAR EXPRESS™ and pasta sauce cook-offs. For anyone hoping to close 2016 with unforgettable experiences, Nevada is the place to be.

15 Fall Getaway Ideas For Guys

Publisher: ManTripping Date: 9/5/16
Fall is almost here and it’s time to head out for one last warm weather adventure before the snow and sleet set in. Luckily, there are tons of great opportunities out there to have some fun even though it’s a bit colder and the days are starting to get short again.

Silver State Update

Publisher: Lake Tahoe Newsline Date: 6/28/16
Kyle Horvath of Carson City Visitors Bureau visits V&T’s Candy Duncan at Eastgate Depot to talk about the unique, historical and authentic train rides on the V&T.

2016 Dinner & Melodrama Train Ride, "Train to Danger!"

Publisher: MomsEveryday.com/KOLO8 Date: Summer 2016
Annie Woods talks with V&T’s Candy Duncan about the 2016 Dinner & Melodrama Train Ride, “Train to Danger!”.

2016 Toast of the Canyon Train Ride

Publisher: MomsEveryday.com/KOLO8 Date: Summer 2016
Annie Woods talks with V&T’s Candy Duncan about the 2016 Toast of the Canyon Train Ride.

The Authentic Tourist Train from Nevada's Carson City to Virginia City, the Historic Silver Mining Capital

Publisher: FosterTravel.com Date: Summer 2016
Put the thrill of a 21-mile ride on an authentic steam train, carrying you back to the fabulously wealthy silver mining history of Nevada, high on your must-do exploration list about the American West.