The Virginia and Truckee is by far the most famous of all American short line railroads. As many as 45 trains a day arrived and departed Virginia City. President U.S. Grant and dignitaries the world over rode in the ornate coaches of Virginia & Truckee. Completed in 1869, trains hauled millions of dollars of gold and silver ore from the rich mines of Virginia City.
Take a 35 minute excursion back into the Old West. Journey over the original Virginia & Truckee Railroad from Virginia City, through tunnel 4 to Gold Hill, Nevada. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride. Savor the spectacular mountain scenery. Hear the conductor narrate the amazing history of the Comstock while the train chuffs past the famous Comstock Bonanza mine ruins.