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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. Read more


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. Read more


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. Read more


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. Read more


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. Read more


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. Read more


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For nearly twenty years the V&T was a major political and economic factor in the growth and development of Western Nevada and Eastern California. During the late 1870s, V&T stockholders divided handsome dividends in excess of $100,000 monthly. Additional financial returns provided the capital for nearly 40 other V&T-affiliated concerns. The 300-mile Carson & Colorado Railroad was built from Mound House, Nevada, to Keeler, California, and was operated by principals of the V&T from 1880 to 1900. V&T dividends funded the establishment of Hawthorne, Nevada, the Hawthorne Water Works, lumbering operations at Lake Tahoe and Southern Nevada, the Columbus Wagon Road to Bodie, a large soda plant at Keeler, and dozens of mining ventures at Aurora, Bodie, Hawthorne, Candelaria, Belleville, Columbus, and Cerro Gordo.

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