Virginia City was “The Richest Place on Earth”, a metropolis built on top of one of the largest deposits of silver and gold ever found, forever known as the Big Bonanza. The Comstock Lode silver discovery shaped mining throughout the world for the next 50 years.
The V&T is by far the most famous of all American short lines, operating from 1869 to 1950. It was revived by Robert C. Gray in 1976, who had been a passenger on the last train to Virginia City in 1938.
Today the V&T is 150 years old and still steaming for you to relive the days of gold and silver mining on the Comstock.