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Dinner & Melodrama Train
Saturday 5:30-8:00pm Aug 1, 22, Sept 12
Sit back, relax and enjoy an entertaining melodrama, "Run to the Roundhouse, Nellie," while riding a steam train into Carson River Canyon. After the 45-minute excursion, join us at our new depot for dinner and a drink. On the menu is BBQ tri-tip, chicken, potato salad, baked beans, green salad, Chef's choice dessert, and assorted soft drinks, water, wine and beer for sale. Please arrive at the depot by 4:30pm.
Run to the Roundhouse, Nellie
Presented by Nellie and the Roundhouse Crew, directed by Tami Castillo Shelton. Pioneer Drama Service
Nellie is a good hand with a locomotive, but not much at catching the eye of her true love, rancher Sterling Worth. But Sterling is having his problems because villainous Hugo Swindle has discovered oil on the ranch and is attempting to take over the property. Nellie learns of the truth, but Hugo will stop at nothing to achieve his evil goal! He pursues Nellie, who tries to escape (to the roundhouse, of course), but Hugo captures her, and she is tied to the railroad tracks. Just as a train comes thundering down on helpless Nell, Sterling appears, defeats the villain and saves the day!
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Toast of the Canyon Wine Tasting Trains
Special Saturdays at 5:00pm (June 27, July 25, Aug 29, Sept 26, Oct 17, 2015)
Enjoy wine and appetizers as you travel on a 45-minute trip south of the Carson City 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 re-attach 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. The Saturday Canyon Trains follow the all day, roundtrip steam train rides from Carson City to Virginia City. At the end of that run, the same train continues south of the Carson City depot into the canyon.
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Labor Day Weekend Trains
Saturday September 5th and Sunday September 6th, 2015 • Steam Train Rides
Enjoy Labor Day Weekend on a steam train ride to Virginia City.
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THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride
November 19 through December 22
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays (with special runs the evenings of Monday, December 21 and Tuesday, December 22; no rides on Thanksgiving). Departs from the Carson City Eastgate Depot.
Tickets on sale August 20, 2015.
During the holiday season, characters, entertainment and Santa bring the story to life, with a souvenir silver sleigh bell to remember the journey. The one-hour long rides are fun for the whole family. VIP parlor car tickets also available!
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THE POLAR EXPRESS and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Mother's Day Special
Saturday May 7th and Sunday May 8th, 2016 • Diesel Train Rides
Every Mom receives a long stem rose! Enjoy a special pre-season diesel train ride with Mom. Virginia City has many options for brunch and shopping for that special gift. Spectacular scenery and authentic Wild West history.
Season Opening 2016
Memorial Weekend • May 28th-29th, 2016 • Steam Train Rides
The season's first steam train officially departs from the Carson City Depot at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 28 and again the following morning. Arrive early for live music, mimosas and free face painting for children, then enjoy a relaxing and scenic ride to Virginia City, where dining, shopping and Old West history abound.
Father's Day Weekend
Saturday June 18th and Sunday June 19th, 2016 • Steam Train Rides
Celebrate this Father's Day weekend with the entire family by taking Dad out for a fun-filled day on the V&T Railroad. A professional photo to remember your special day is included.
4th of July Special
Saturday July 4th, 2015 • Steam Train Ride
Celebrate this 4th of July and enjoy spectacular scenery aboard the V&T Steam Engine along the "Sisters in History Route" between Carson City and Virginia City. Arrive just in time for the 4th of July parade in Virginia City, the historic site of a world-famous gold and silver mining boom; stroll along authentic board sidewalks, view historic churches, scores of 19th century homes, public buildings and plenty of shopping.
Roundtrip train departs Carson City Depot at 10:00am. Arrives in Virginia City for the parade. Return trip departs Virginia City at 3:00pm.We strongly recommend booking your ticket in Advance.