Train Rides

Travel through time. Connect with Nevada.

History comes to life on our immersive excursions. Each round-trip train ride is a unique journey through rich history, with routes that run through the scenic mountains and valleys of northern Nevada. Whether it’s a ride on our impressive steam engine train or our famous Polar Express ride, you’re sure to experience something incredible with V&T Railway.

 

Carson Canyon Railbike Tours

Pedal your way through history aboard a Freedom Railbike along the historic Virginia & Truckee train route. Your journey takes you into beautiful Carson River Canyon along an exciting, curved, and gradual 2% grade track system to the historic Eureka Mill rest area. Here you will enjoy a complimentary water and snack. Our motor-assisted railbikes provide a comfortable trip out of the canyon, across the V&T Railway highway bridge to an additional historic site, the Halfway House Stage Stop.  This one-of-a-kind tour is 75-9- minutes and is for ages four and up.

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Virginia City - Carson City - 2021 Season

This relaxing, all-day train journey carries you through the historical location of mining and mills on the Comstock. You’ll ride through tunnels, canyons, and mining towns aboard a Baldwin 2-8-0 steam locomotive with engaging guides providing historical facts and anecdotes. Departing from Carson City’s Eastgate Depot, the 24-mile round-trip tour includes a fun 3.5-hour stopover in historic Virginia City, where you can stroll the boardwalks and explore restaurants, shops, saloons, museums, mines and more.

 

 

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Mother's Day Train

Celebrate mom and experience something as unique as she is with our pre-season diesel train rides. Escape to Virginia City and enjoy spectacular scenery and authentic Wild West history as you treat mom to the great brunch and shopping offerings in Virginia City. Mom will enjoy free mimosas, fancy pastries and a long-stem rose on the ride!

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Toast of the Canyon Trains

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Opening Weekend Train

Join us for a relaxing and scenic ride to Virginia City, where dining, shopping, and Old West history await you.

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The Polar Express™ Train Ride - 2021 Season

Our most famous and iconic ride is a transformative experience through a winter wonderland that brings the book and popular movie to life. During the holiday season, the tale takes over V&T Railway with live characters, seasonal entertainment, and even Santa himself. Perfect for the whole family, this ride is a one-hour journey into a holiday fantasy with VIP parlor cars and even a souvenir silver sleigh bell to remember the journey.

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Virginia City to Gold Hill - Call 847-0380

Take a fascinating 35-minute ride back into history over the scenic Virginia & Truckee Railroad. Hear the conductor narrate remarkable stories of the Comstock Bonanza, when the railroad was built, and Virginia City was the richest city on earth, with more millionaires than anywhere else. – Call Virginia & Truckee Railroad at 775-847-0380. Located in Virginia City at 166 F Street. 

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