V&T Railway starts 2019 season with Mother’s Day train leaving Carson City | NevadaAppeal.com

V&T Railway starts 2019 season with Mother’s Day train leaving Carson City

Nevada Appeal staff report

Kicking off its 2019 season, V&T Railway will hold a special Mother’s Day train on May 11 and 12. Guests will experience a 24-mile roundtrip ride through the historic Comstock, departing Carson City (Eastgate Depot) at 10 a.m. and arriving in Virginia City at approximately 11:30 a.m., before returning to Carson at 4:15 p.m.

Tickets are $45 for adults, $40 for seniors and $25 for children ages 3 to 16. Children two and younger ride free when they sit on a parent’s lap. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.vtrailway.com or 877-724-5007.

“We are very excited to welcome guests to our 2019 season with our pre-season Mother’s Day train and are looking forward to celebrating all of the mothers in the area,” said Elaine Barkdull-Spencer, general manager for the V&T Railway. “This season is gearing up to be our most exciting yet with several new events including a special train focused on the kickoff of the 150th anniversary of the Virginia and Truckee Railroad. Additionally, we have opened ticket sales for our entire 2019 season including a special presale for Polar Express.”

Featuring 100-year-old Pullman coaches pulled by a heritage diesel locomotive, the ride will be fully narrated, allowing guests to experience the Old West during this preseason, roundtrip ride. Prior to departing the depot, guests will enjoy free mimosas, extravagant pastries and moms on board will receive a long-stemmed rose on their return to Carson. During the ride, guests will see several historic sites including abandoned mine shafts and a possible glimpse of the regions wild mustangs while passing through two tunnels during the trip. Once in Virginia City, families can enjoy sightseeing, historic tours, dining, shopping and more before returning to Carson City.

Trains depart Carson City at 10 a.m. and arrive in Virginia City before noon, with the return trip to Carson City arriving at approximately 4 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.vtrailway.com or 877-724-5007. The Eastgate Depot is located approximately seven miles from Carson City off Flint Road at 4650 Eastgate Siding Road.

For information on the V&T Railway’s Carson City to Virginia City train ride and for a calendar of upcoming events, visit http://www.vtrailway.com. For the latest updates on the V&T, visit Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.