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Friday, April 18, 2014

Author Archive: Virginia And Truckee Railroad

Holiday train tickets on sale

There are only 30 trains in the United States that travel to the North Pole. One of them is “The Polar Express” aboard the historic Virginia & Truckee Railroad ( Tickets are on sale now for the 2013 holiday season. Following consecutive sell-out years, “The Polar Express” is returning with 15 additional train rides to […]

Toast to train travel

Date night takes a trip back in time Saturdays on the historic Virginia & Truckee Railroad “Toast of the Canyon” route. Wine and appetizers are served aboard the round trip historic steam engine excursion through the Carson River Canyon on Saturday, Oct. 5. Back for a third season, this themed ride winds along panoramic river […]

Children ride V&T trains for free

On track with summer vacation, the historic V&T Railroad ( now offers adventure-seeking children 12 and under the chance to climb aboard and ride a diesel train for free every Friday throughout the summer. Children and grandkids can take a free trip back in time to Nevada’s Old West between Carson City and Virginia City […]

Steam into Carson City on the V&T

CARSON CITY, Nev. — History fills every rivet, trestle, whistle blow and clatter of the tracks starting Memorial Day weekend, as passengers can take a journey more than 150 years old and join the ghosts of miners, gamblers, persons of ill-repute and politicians on the Virginia and Truckee Railroad. The V&T season begins Saturday, May […]

Train travels the Comstock

On Mother’s Day, give Mom a window seat back in time with a tour of the Wild West aboard the Virginia and Truckee Railroad (, Sunday, May 12. This special edition train ride from Nevada’s capital, Carson City, to the 1860s boom-era mining town of Virginia City, will provide Mom with a long stem rose, […]

All aboard for goodies and fun

All aboard for a dessert train trip. The V&T Wine, Cheese and Dessert Train, sponsored by the Carson Tahoe Health Auxiliary, will be taking a train run on Saturday, April 6. The train will depart the Carson City Eastgate Depot at 10 a.m. for a trip through the Comstock to Virginia City. The train is […]

Last call to ride the Candy Cane Express

When the last call for tickets to board the V&T’s Polar Express came, more than 10,000 would-be riders answered. For the second consecutive year, tickets for the holiday train ride aboard the historic Virginia and Truckee Railroad sold out prior to the 15-day run, Saturdays and Sundays, Nov. 23 to Dec. 23. If you didn’t […]

Ride the V&T

Train fanatics take heed: Carson City’s steam round-trip to the Gold Canyon and back is adding one additional ride Saturday, Sept. 29. Relax during a vintage train ride on the Virginia & Truckee Railroad and enjoy gourmet snacks paired with a glass of wine and scenic river canyon views. The hour-long train ride begins at […]

Toast the Canyon on the Virginia and Truckee Railroad

CARSON CITY — Back by popular demand, the historic Virginia and Truckee Railroad will pour out and dish up its popular Toast of the Canyon wine and appetizer round-trip train rides from Carson City to the canyon on Saturdays through Sept. 1. Designed for train enthusiasts with a taste for the finer things, guests can […]

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