Virginia And Truckee Railroad

Holiday trains still running

The hottest tickets in town – The Polar Express — on the historical Virginia & Truckee Railroad has sold out for the fifth consecutive year, with more than 15,000 passengers securing rides to the North Pole. A wait list sign-up is available online at that could offer a last chance to ride The Polar […]

V and T Polar Express tickets going fast

Two weeks before the Polar Express takes its first ride from Carson City to the completely reimagined North Pole aboard the Virginia and Truckee Railroad many of the tickets have already been sold. A testament to the popularity of the Polar Express the train ride has completely sold out each of the previous four years. […]

Polar Express tickets go on sale

Tickets to board The Polar Express Train Ride via the Virginia & Truckee Railroad, the annual Carson City family holiday tradition, are available at Now in its fifth season, the all-ages holiday train will depart Carson City for a series of one-hour round-trip journeys to the magical North Pole. The ride is filled with stories, […]

Railroad builds up steam with theme trains

The Virginia & Truckee Railroad will be steaming through summer with additional theme trains: Toast of the Canyon and “Run to the Roundhouse Nellie” murder mystery and barbecue. The Toast of the Canyon is a date night with a backdrop of Northern Nevada scenery that runs the last Saturday of each month. Passengers travel 45 […]

Wild West railroad goes full steam ahead

When the whistle blows on Memorial Day weekend it will be full steam ahead this summer aboard the historic Virginia & Truckee Railroad, Nevada’s authentic train ride through the 1860s Comstock-era Wild West. Steam train enthusiasts can step back in time beginning Saturday, May 23, for round-trip and one-way rides. Running Saturdays and Sundays through […]

Treat mom to Wild West trail ride

With a rhythmic choo-choo the Virginia and Truckee Railroad will come alive Mother’s Day weekend as the vintage diesel engines offers a chance to take a trip back to the Wild West. Anyone can take mom to brunch, but there are extra points for style. These special edition train rides from Nevada’s capital, Carson City, […]

Final boarding call for Polar Express

Only 660 tickets remain for the family favorite trip to the North Pole aboard the 2014 Polar Express train, running to Dec. 22. Because of the demand, more trips and passenger cars were added to the month-long event, which has consistently sold out since debuting four years ago and is expected to draw record numbers […]

Polar Express to roll again

The Virginia and Truckee Railroad will once again offer service to the North Pole onboard The Polar Express Train Ride starting Nov. 21. The magical story comes to life when the train departs the Carson City Depot on Eastgate Siding Road for a one-hour round trip journey to the North Pole. This event has consistently […]

V and T rail road aug 30

Ride the Toast of the Canyon Wine Train on the V&T Railroad on Saturday, Aug. 30 from 5-6 p.m. and enjoy the Carson River Canyon in a new way. The themed train offers panoramic views of the Carson River Canyon and Nevada’s classic high desert landscape. The 45-minute trip makes for a relaxing ride for train […]

Murder and melodrama travel on V and T train

Hijinks on the Comstock with a twist comes to Carson City this summer with “Where is the Gold?” a Wild West melodrama and murder mystery dinner set aboard a vintage Virginia and Truckee Railroad steam engine train, July 18 and Aug. 15. “Where is the Gold?” produced by the Brewery Arts Center will entertain with […]

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Virginia and Truckee Railroad to open summer season

Step into the frame of an authentic TV western aboard the historic Virginia & Truckee Railroad. The 2014 season is taking to the rails Memorial Day weekend. Steam train rides from Nevada’s capital, Carson City to the 1860s boom-era mining town of Virginia City begin May 24 and extend weekends through Oct. 19. Friday diesel […]

Special train ride for Mom

Mothers will be the star passengers Sunday, May 11 on a special edition train ride from Nevada’s capital, Carson City to the 1860s boom-era mining town of Virginia City. The ride features storytelling, history and lore, shopping, a long stem rose for mom and brunch opportunities in Virginia City. With tracks through the famous Comstock-era […]

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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