Virginia & Truckee Railroad Railfan Spectacular

all prices & options are per person

2024 - tour - pricing

Year - 2024

date oct 9

This Tour Is Open -

Tour Type - railfan

$645 - one day oct 9

including box lunch

$300 - Deposit To Hold Space

Final Payment Due By - jul 9 2024

2024 - tour - Details & itinerary

about this tour

The Virginia & Truckee is by far the most famous of all American short lines. In its heyday, as many as 45 trains per day arrived and departed Virginia City. U.S. presidents and dignitaries from the world over rode the ornate V&T trains. Completed in 1869, the V&T R.R. hauled millions of dollars in gold and silver ore from the mines of Virginia City. Today, 80 years after the last train left the Comstock, the old V&T is back in operation.

Come spend the day with us as we operate our charter photo passenger train pulled by steam locomotive No. 18, a Baldwin 2-8-2 built in 1914 for the McCloud River Railway. Early morning we board our train in Virginia City for the 16 mile deadhead down the mountain to the Eastgate Carson City Station. You are welcome to board at Eastgate too. Here No. 18 will take water and run around our train. We then start the long climb up the mountain to Virginia City spending the day making scenic and spectacular photo run-bys. We are planning on making around 15 photo stops and run-bys. Note: No. 18 is being repaired but is expected to be ready by October. If she is not then V&T No. 29 will be used. Upon arrival back in Virginia City workshop visit.


Tour Pricing:

All tour prices are subject to change without notice, at any time. All prices based on double room occupancy. Those people that use a credit card for payments a 3% conveyance fee (The 3% fee has been suspended until further notice) will be added to the tour price. We reserve the right to change tour prices if necessary without prior notice.