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Polar Express TrainTHE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride
Thursday, Nov. 20 through Monday, Dec. 22
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in November
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in December

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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2015 Trains

Mother's Day Special
Sunday May 10th, 2015
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 2015
Memorial Weekend • May 23th-24th, 2015 • Steam Train Rides

4th of July Special
Saturday July 4th, 2015 • Diesel Train Ride
Celebrate this 4th of July and enjoy spectacular scenery aboard the V&T Diesel Engine along the "Sisters in History Route" between Carson City and Virginia City. Spend time 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.

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.

Murder Mystery Train
Summer 2015
"Where's The Gold" is produced by the Brewery Arts Center. Prior to boarding, cool off at the libation station then hop aboard as the clues start to unfold. Fare includes drink ticket, murder mystery train ride and the evening concludes with a BBQ.

Toast of the Canyon Wine Train
Special Saturdays - June to September, 2014
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. More Info and Route Map >>



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For nearly twenty years the V&T was a major political and economic factor in the growth and development of Western Nevada and Eastern California. During the late 1870s, V&T stockholders divided handsome dividends in excess of $100,000 monthly. Additional financial returns provided the capital for nearly 40 other V&T-affiliated concerns. The 300-mile Carson & Colorado Railroad was built from Mound House, Nevada, to Keeler, California, and was operated by principals of the V&T from 1880 to 1900. V&T dividends funded the establishment of Hawthorne, Nevada, the Hawthorne Water Works, lumbering operations at Lake Tahoe and Southern Nevada, the Columbus Wagon Road to Bodie, a large soda plant at Keeler, and dozens of mining ventures at Aurora, Bodie, Hawthorne, Candelaria, Belleville, Columbus, and Cerro Gordo.

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