V&T Railroad - Carson City / Virginia City, Nevada
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 39° 12.185 W 119° 40.755
11S E 268646 N 4342733
Quick Description: The V&T Railroad operates over the rebuilt route from Carson City to Virginia City.
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 6/7/2017 9:01:36 PM
Waymark Code: WMVXHR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 22

Long Description:
The Virginia and Truckee Railroad operated from 1870 to 1950 when the railroad ceased operation and all equipment was sold and the rails were sold for scrap. Efforts to rebuild the V&T as a tourist line began in 1972 beginning from Virginia City, with the first tourist trains beginning operations in 1976. Reconstruction continued and by 1991 trains were operating between Virginia City and Gold Hill. In 1993 the State of Nevada created the “Nevada Commission for the Reconstruction of the V&T Railway” and in 2005 reconstruction began at Gold Hill to continue southward to Carson City. Construction reached the site of the new Eastgate Depot in 2009 and the V&T began operating trains between there and Virginia City on August 14, 2009. The tracks currently extend another 5 miles into the Carson River Canyon with plans for a depot in Carson City.

The primary tourist route runs 12 miles from the East Gate Depot to the Virginia City Depot. There is a 3 hour lay over to explore Virginia City and then a return trip to East Gate Depot. There are also hourly round trips from Virginia City to Gold Hill and special Saturday trips in to the Carson River Canyon.
Engine Type: Tourist line has more than one engine of various types

Gauge of Railway: Standard Gage

Approximate Adult Fare: 52.00 (listed in local currency)

Approximate Child Fare: 32.00 (listed in local currency)

Type: Spur (out and back)

Length of Route: 24 miles

Dates of Operation: From: 5/1/2017 To: 10/31/2017

Frequency of departures: Varies with time of year.

Key Attractions:
Mountain grades, several tunnels, historic mines, wild horses and historic Virginia City.


Does this Scenic Railroad Provide: Brunch, Lunch or Dinner Trains?: yes

Railroad Website: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:

Provide a picture of something with the train. Possible photos include the entertainment on board the train, the train itself at any location along the route, a picture of the scenery with part of the train in view, the kids borrowing the engineer’s hat. Show us you had a good time visiting the train. If the train isn't running when you visit get a photo of one of the many railway related items that can be found in locations like this.

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