Special Events Trains – CANCELED

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.

COVID-19 Cancellation Policy

Thank you for purchasing a ticket for an event on V&T Railway. As a non-profit, all funds are used for the preservation and continued operation of this railway and we appreciate your investment in its success. Due to recent COVID-19 related closures, upcoming events may be cancelled or rescheduled. In the case of ride changes, your purchase will become a gift certificate available for use on any V&T Railway excursion. We apologize for any convenience this may cause you and appreciate your patience and understanding during these times.

Fourth of July Weekend Train – CANCELED

July 4 &5  – Begins at 9 a.m.

Reserve Tickets by calling 877-724-5007

Our star-spangled opening weekend will be one for the books! Featuring red, white and blue decor, the experience will feature an independence-themed ride to Virginia City.

Journey Back in Time & Engine 18’s Return to Service Celebration – CANCELED

July 18 & 19 – Begins at 9 a.m.

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The time has come and the 18 has finally returned! Be the first to ride Engine 18 as you travel up to Virginia City from the depot. The ride will feature live folk music, free pastries, coffee mimosas and juice. The Engine 18 will arrive early, giving you the opportunity for a photo op in addition to a meet and greet with the crew.

Tropical Express Train -CANCELED

Aug. 8 – From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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This perfect summer-season activity is great 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. Ukulele players and hula dancers will entertain at the depot before the train ride. Passengers are encouraged to wear Hawaiian shirts, shorts and sundresses to match the theme. Tropical beverages and BBQ box dinner will be offered on the ride.

V&T Wild West Train Robbery in the Canyon – Wine & Beer Train –


Sept. 12 – From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Reserve Tickets by calling 877-724-5007

Enjoy our season finale train will feature an onboard train robbery reenactment. Boxed dinners, beer and wine will be served onboard during the excursion. Make sure to dress in your best old-time western attire!