Toast of the Canyon

Special Saturdays

Perfect date-night activity! Enjoy libations and appetizers as you travel on a 45-minute trip south of Carson City’s Eastgate Depot into the Carson River Canyon. Glimpse a part of the route not seen every day. The track winds past scenic views of the river and the canyon walls. Bring your cameras, as there will be opportunities to photograph the “Iron Horse” as it steams by the passenger cars to reattach to the train to pull it back up out of the canyon. Listen as the engineer blows the whistle and the echoes bounce off the canyon walls.

 

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.

Schedule & Fares

Reserve Tickets by calling 877-724-5007

July 11 & July 25 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Aug. 8 & Aug.22 from from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Sept. 5 & Sept. 19 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Oct. 3 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Steam Round Trip

Guests 21+ | $40

Reserve Tickets by calling 877-724-5007

Route Highlights

  • Two-and-a-half miles of new track
  • Historic locations of Comstock stamp or reduction mills and timber processing mills
  • Noteworthy stamp mills: Santiago Mill, Vivian Mill, Merrimac Mill, Brunswick Mill, Morgan Mill
  • Eureka Mill, which operated a 36″ narrow-gauge railway
  • Steam train whistle echoes on canyon walls

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This activity is not wheelchair accessable. Wheelchairs and scooters will be transported to and from Virginia City. Please arrive 1/2 hour before your train departure time. Schedule and equipment subject to change. We reserve the right to sell your ticket if you have not checked in twenty minutes prior to scheduled train departure.

No dogs allowed except service dogs

Bench seating with 2 passengers per bench.

Passengers requiring a full bench please call (775) 291-0208 for a special rates.

Tour Insurance allows you to cancel your ride with at least 12-hours notice and we will reimburse you for your full ticket price (minus ticketing and insurance fees). Add Tour Insurance to your reservation for $5 per ticket, just in case you need to cancel!