Christmas Elves Train O' Lights ready to roll

The historic V&T Railroad is running a very special limited service for the upcoming Christmas holiday starting this Saturday and then every Saturday in December until Christmas.

The "Christmas Elves Train O' Lights" is a great way to experience a truly memorable family event as you ride the railway used during the Comstock mining boom of the 1860's. The century old railcars will be decked out with festive lights and decorations as passengers take a journey through time along with Santa's elves.

The train takes in the rustic Nevada countryside, goes through original tunnels, and over snowy mountain passes. Passengers more than likely will find themselves also riding along with living legends of the Old West, just as they did 140 years ago.

Father Christmas himself (a Civil War era Santa) will be riding on the Dec. 19 train on his way to the inaugural Dickens Festival in Virginia City, which will take place that weekend!

This Christmas, make plans to ride on the newly opened expansion from Carson City to Virginia City with all the ambience of history's most famous railroad Your train fare includes holiday pastries, hot chocolate, and Christmas treats

To purchase tickets, log onto or call 687-7410. This is a very limited service so advance purchase is highly recommended.

For more information on these trains, call Rich Crombie at 240-7958 or e-mail to


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