May 27 through the end of October
Board at Virginia City Station, F Street Depot
165 F Street, Virginia City NV 89440 (map)
(Steam or Diesel Train* )
Reservations not required.
35-Minute Round-Trip Train Ride from Virginia City to Gold Hill
(Passengers can disembark in Gold Hill, have lunch at the Gold Hill Hotel and return on a later trip.)
Take a fascinating 35-minute ride back into history over the scenic Virginia & Truckee Railroad. Hear the conductor narrate remarkable stories of the Comstock Bonanza, when the V&T was built, and Virginia City was the richest city on earth, with more millionaires than anywhere else.
WHAT YOU’LL SEE.
Watch for mines and silver ore veins. You’ll ride through Tunnel No. 4, the last tunnel before Virginia City, one of seven built for the 1600-ft. descent to the valley floor. You’ll pass by many of the Comstock mine sites including the Gould & Curry, Savage, Hale & Norcross, Potosi, Chollar, Julia, Ward Bullion, East Yellow Jacket, Crown Point, Kentuck, Yellow Jacket, Combination and the Foreman.
ENJOY HISTORICAL GOLD HILL, NEVADA!
Finally, you’ll stop in Gold Hill , rich in American history where the Comstock Era gold and silver strikes began in 1859. See the train depot, the Liberty Engine Fire Company monument , dine at the 1859 Gold Hill Hotel and see the early Bank of California building and the Maynard Block.
For more information (775) 847-0380
*Steam engine runs during the busy summer months. The diesel D-1 runs other days.