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Niles Canyon Railway
A railroad museum where the exhibits come to life!
Enjoy a scenic train ride!
Bring your entire family on a historic journey through Niles Canyon.

5th Annual Post-Winterail Photographer's Special

Sunday, March 9, 2014

The special passenger train powered by Western Pacific #918 will depart Sunol depot at 9:30am for Niles. On the return trip from Niles the passenger train will be greeted by a freight train powered by Clover Valley Lumber Company #4, the only Baldwin logging mallet operating on the West Coast.

Both trains will perform a number of run-bys deep in the beautiful Niles Canyon. The passenger train should return to Sunol around 1:00pm.

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Double Steam Day

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Both trains will be pulled by a steam locomotive! This year's event will feature Robert Dollar #3 and Clover Valley #4.

#4, the only Baldwin logging mallet operating on the West Coast, turns 90 this year! Come take a ride with us, and celebrate the #4’s birthday.

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Saturday, June 7, 2014 through Sunday, June 15, 2014

On the weekends there will be five operating steam locomotives, Quincy Railroad #2, Robert Dollar #3, Clover Valley #4, PLUS visiting locomotives Mason County #7, and Santa Cruz Portland Cement #2 ("The Chiggen"). On Saturdays, Hearst Flyer trains will be powered by Mason County #7, and Sunday Hearst Flyer trains will be powered by Santa Cruz Portland Cement #2 ("The Chiggen").

During the week, special railfan/photographer's trains will be operating.

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Caboose Charters

Climb up into the cupola for a bird's-eye view!

Watch your train as it rolls through Niles Canyon along the scenic route of North America's First Transcontinental Railroad with a docent aboard to tell you about the railroad.

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Train Charters

For those truly special occasions, charter a whole train!

Enjoy the scenic Niles Canyon from open and covered viewing cars and a fully-enclosed coach pulled by a classic locomotive. Bring your own food and beverages on board, or enjoy a public picnic area near the station. Our friendly and helpful train crew will do everything possible to see that you and your guests have a great time.

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Wine Tasting Specials

Enjoy an afternoon of fine wine while riding on history!

Experience the magic of a bygone era as you travel through scenic Niles Canyon on a vintage train from Sunol to Niles and back. En route, you'll be served specially-selected wines from the Livermore Valley, paired with hors d’oeuvres.

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Railroading Merit Badge

Complete your badge!

Boy Scouts of America has recognized a Railroading Merit Badge since 1952, and Niles Canyon Railway has been hosting a Scouting program since 2008. We sponsor many half-day merit badge study sessions and occasional full-day programs to help Scouts complete their Railroading Merit Badge or Council Badge.

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