V&T Railroad

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Local's Discount
Local's Discount
Get 20% Off Adult Pre-Purchased Tickets For Sunday Roundtrip Rides – and for a limited time, Saturday Roundtrip Rides!
We love Nevada! To show our appreciation of your continued support, Nevada local adults get a 20% discount on Saturday's and Sunday's roundtrip Carson City-Virginia City steam train now through October 16.*

*Tickets must be purchased in advance online using coupon code LOCALS. Must show local ID upon request. Excludes holidays and theme trains.

Local's Discount
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Our historic trains offer a unique and memorable experience for, birthday parties, family reunions, field trips, and fundraisers, to name a few. Learn more

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Carson City Eastgate Depot
4650 Eastgate Siding Road
Carson City, Nevada 89701
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Peter Anthony Lerro, III  
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.