Virginia City Correspondence – December 2016
The V & T Candy Cane Express Train
The Candy Cane Express Train near the V & T Railroad’s F Street Station in historic Virginia City. Two of the legendary mining town’s beautiful churches, dating from the 1870s, can be seen in the background.
All aboard the holiday train! The Virginia & Truckee Railroad will host three week-ends of enchanted holiday trains aboard one-hundred-year old decorated vintage rail coaches, November 25, 26, December 3, 4, 10, and 11. Trains depart from the F Street Station, Virginia City, NV, at 12 noon and 2pm.
Savor hot chocolate and warm apple cider while enjoying festive holiday cookies and listening to the 1832 T’was
The Night Before Christmas holiday narrative.
The North Pole “Candy Cane Sisters” will record children’s wishes for Santa deliveries, with special North Pole sing-a-longs that delight both the young and young-at-heart during the 50-minute ride though Nevada’s high desert wonderland.
The Virginia and Truckee Railroad’s Candy Cane Express Train passing by the historic Gold Hill depot.
The day includes a visit to Virginia City’s original Virginia and Truckee train depot and museum for an opportunity to “Step Back in Time.” The magnificent 1870 train depot remains a tribute to the glory days of the “richest place
“Dear Santa” postcards will be distributed on all trains and can be posted for special delivery to the North Pole daily at the depot.
This holiday experience is appropriate for all ages, young and old, and a joyful addition to your holiday
season. Wear warm clothes and don’t forget a camera for precious holiday photos that will perhaps include a wild
horse or two.
Departures leave promptly from the F Street Station, Virginia City, NV, at 12 noon and 2 pm. Please arrive fifteen (15) minutes prior to designated train departure time.
Cost: Adults (12 years +) $19; Children ( 2-11 years) $8; Children under two may ride Free on adult lap.
For more information call 775-847-0380 or visit the V & T website, virginiatruckee.com or contact
— Susan Sutton
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