The Alder Gulch Short Line is a 30-inch narrow gauge tourist railroad owned by the State of Montana. This unique railroad connects Virginia City and Nevada City with a one and a half mile mainline. Montana's only operating steam locomotive, No.12 is a fully restored 1910 Baldwin. It was built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia as part of an order for four 30-inch gauge engines for the Mexican Railroad. The 28-foot beast can be seen each summer making trips between the towns, delighting tourists and Montanans alike.
Round Trip: $10.00.Children 6 and Under: Free.Immediate Family Rate: $35.00.One-Way: $6.00
On days that the steam locomotive does not run, there is a smaller train.
Directions: Virginia and Nevada City are located on Montana Highway 287, between Ennis and Sheridan.
Alder Gulch Short Line
, Virginia City, MT 59755