V&T Railroad

Steam and Diesel Trains run May through October

Diesel Train Steam Train

Carson City-Virginia City
Sisters in History Route • 24-mile Roundtripcc-vc map

Route Highlights
• Scenic route through the Virginia Range
• Tunnel No. 2 – 566 feet long
• American Flat – site of a once-bustling mining town
• Scales/water stop – 260,000 tons of ore valued at billions of dollars were weighed at this location
• Possible wild mustang sightings
• Overman Open Mining Pit – 120 feet deep
• Fully narrated tour

• Runs Saturdays & Sundays, May-October, 2017
• Also runs Fridays, July 7 through August 11, 2017
• Depart Carson City (Eastgate Depot) 10:00am -
  Arrive Virginia City (F Street Depot) 11:30am
  Depart Virginia City (F Street Depot) 3:00pm -
  Arrive Carson City (Eastgate Depot) 4:15pm
• Complimentary shuttle to C Street in Virginia City

Fares† Steam Roundtrip
Adult $52
Senior – 65+/Veteran $48
Child – ages 3-16† $32

Buy Tickets

For more Information 877-724-5007 or 775-291-0208.
One-way tickets are available, please call: (775) 291-0208.

vc-gh mapVirginia City-Gold Hill
Historic Route • 4-mile Roundtrip

Route Highlights
• Original V&T 1870 Depot, 166 F Street
  (three blocks to C Street, free parking)
• Tunnel No. 4 – last tunnel before Virginia City
• Comstock mines and mills
• Pass by eight mines including Hale & Norcross, Savage, Potosi, Chollar, Julia,
   Yellow Jacket, Crown Point and the Ward Bullion
• Gold Hill – where the Comstock Era gold strikes began
• Fully narrated tour

• Daily – May-October, 2017
• 7 hourly departures – 10:30am to 4pm
• 35-minutes roundtrip

Fares‡ Steam Diesel
Adult $12 $10
Child (ages 5-12‡) $5 $5
All-day Pass $24 $18

For more information click here or call 775-847-0380

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Carson River Canyon
Roundtrip • 45 minutes

Route Highlights
• Carson River and Canyon views
• "Iron Horse"

Trains on this Route
Toast of the Canyon Wine Tasting Train
Dinner & Melodrama Train
Wild West Wine Run

• Special Saturdays June-Oct
• 45 minutes Roundtrip
• The Saturday Canyon Trains follow the all day, roundtrip steam train rides from Carson City to Virginia City. At the end of that run, the same train continues south of the Carson City depot into the canyon

For more Information 877-724-5007 or 775-291-0208

† Schedules, equipment and fares subject to change without notice.
An 8% Historic Preservation fee is included in all ticket prices.
Children under 3 free only when seated on parent's lap,

‡ Schedules, equipment and fares subject to change without notice.
Children under 5 free.

877-724-5007   775-291-0208

Carson City Eastgate Depot
4650 Eastgate Siding Road
Carson City, Nevada 89701
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Jeff Dow

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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.

*V&T Railroad, Virginia & Truckee R.R. logo and "Queen of the Shortlines"SM used by permission of Virginia & Truckee Railroad Co., Virginia City, Nevada.