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.

V&T Railway Virginia city to Gold hill steam train

Virginia City - Carson City

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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V&T Railway Mother's day train

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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V&T Railway Wine Train

Toast of the Canyon Trains

Journey into the Carson River Canyon on this intimate experience just perfect for date night. Enjoy white wine and appetizers as you travel on a 45-minute trip south of Carson City’s Eastgate Depot. Your ride will be filled with scenic views of the river and the canyon walls, and memorable sounds as our engineer fills the canyon with echoes of our train whistle. You’ll also experience the “Iron Horse” as it steams by the passenger cars to reattach to the train to pull it back up out of the canyon.

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V&T Railway cast on opening day

Opening Weekend Train

Come celebrate the start of our 150th season with V&T Railway and join us for a relaxing and scenic ride to Virginia City, where dining, shopping and Old West history await you.

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V&T Railway The Polar Express Conductor

The Polar Express™ Train Ride

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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V&T Railway Virginia city to Gold hill Families

Special Event Trains

V&T Railway offers a number of Special Event trains throughout the year, like the Stars & Stripes Train and the 150th Anniversary Train. Take advantage of these unique rides while they last!

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V&T Railway Train Rides Gold Hill

Virginia City - Gold Hill

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 V&T was built, and Virginia City was the richest city on earth, with more millionaires than anywhere else.

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