Special Events Trains

A Unique View of History

Rediscover Nevada’s rich history in mining and mills on the V&T Railway Carson City-Virginia City route as you meander through tunnels, canyons and mining towns aboard a restored 1914 Pullman coach led by a 1916 Baldwin 2-8-0 steam locomotive. This relaxing, all-day train excursion is fully narrated with 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.


Mother’s Day Train

May 9 & 10 – From 10 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Enjoy a special pre-season diesel train ride with Mom! Featuring spectacular scenery and authentic Wild West history, the ride will also include free mimosas, pastries and a long-stem rose for Mom.

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Father’s Day Train

June 20 & 21 – From 10 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Fathers deserve a special treat too, so we have added a new Father’s Day Train. Take Dad on a journey back in time to Virginia City for a day of adventure. Prior to departures guests will enjoy complementary cookies, coffee, tea and juice.

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Fall Canyon Steam Train Ride

Oct. 10 – From 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Perfect fall-season activity for the entire family! Enjoy a 45-minute trip south of Carson City’s Eastgate Depot into the Carson River Canyon. During the excursion, you will pass scenic views of the river and canyon walls.

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