Media Center

Welcome to the Niles Canyon Railway’s Media Center where you can find all of our press releases along with media ready images suitable for publication and other item of interest.

Press & Media releases

DateTitleForm
2/20/2024100th Birthday Celebration – Clover Valley Lumber Co. #4
Media Release for 3/2/2024 Event
PDF
2/01/20242024 Ride Season Start Media ReleasePDF
3/9/20232023 Ride Season Start Media ReleasePDF

Marketing materials

DateTitleForm
3/27/20242024 NCRy Ride Poster – Color – Letter sizePDF
3/27/20242024 NCRy Beer on the Rails Event Poster – Color – LetterPDF

Media ready images

Below please find images that may be used by any media out for the benefit of the Niles Canyon Railway online or in print. Caption info is included with each image. We ask that you credit the photographer and Niles Canyon Railway whenever possible. Each photo below is linked to its larger image. Images are nominally 2500 pixels wide in the sRGB colorspace.

Clover Valley Lumber Co. #4
Celebrating 100 years of service in March of 2024

Steam locomotive, Clover Valley Lumber Co. #4, pulls a Niles Canyon passenger train in February 2024 east across Farwell Bridge on its way to the museum’s Sunol, CA train station where passengers will disembark after the 1.5 hour round trip train ride through Niles Canyon. Locomotive #4 will turn 100 years old in March of 2024.
Photograph by: Christopher Hauf – Niles Canyon Railway
Steam locomotive, Clover Valley Lumber Co. #4, pulls a Niles Canyon passenger train east along Highway 84 in February 2024 on its way to the museum’s Sunol, CA train station where passengers will disembark after the 1.5 hour round trip train ride through Niles Canyon. Locomotive #4 will turn 100 years old in March of 2024.
Photograph by: Christopher Hauf – Niles Canyon Railway
Steam locomotive, Clover Valley Lumber Co. #4, pulls a Niles Canyon passenger train east along Highway 84 in February 2024 on its way to the museum’s Sunol, CA train station where passengers will disembark after the 1.5 hour round trip train ride through Niles Canyon. Locomotive #4 will turn 100 years old in March of 2024.
Photograph by: Christopher Hauf – Niles Canyon Railway
Steam locomotive, Clover Valley Lumber Co. #4, pulls a Niles Canyon passenger train east along Highway 84 on its way to the museum’s Sunol, CA train station where passengers will disembark after the 1.5 hour round trip train ride through Niles Canyon.
Photograph by: Christopher Hauf – Niles Canyon Railway
Clover Valley Lumber Co. #4, celebrating its 100th birthday in March of 2024, departs from the Niles Canyon Railway’s Niles station which is the western terminus of the railroad.
Photograph by: Christopher Hauf – Niles Canyon Railway

Photographs of diesel and steam operations on the Niles Canyon Railway

One on the Niles Canyon Railway;s historic diesel locomotives, a 1949 Southern Pacific Railroad EMD NW-2 diesel electric locomotive #1423, pulls into the museum’s restored Sunol, CA station.
Photograph by: Christopher Hauf – Niles Canyon Railway
Southern Pacific Railroad #1423 pulls a Niles Canyon Railway passenger train out of the Sunol station and along Highway 84 where flowering trees and wildflowers can be seen during the springtime runs of the museum.
Photograph by: Christopher Hauf – Niles Canyon Railway
One of the Niles Canyon Railway’s three operating steam locomotives, Robert Dollar Co. #3, rolls over the historic Farwell Bridge that takes the railroad across both Highway 84 and Alameda Creek. Riders of the Niles Canyon Railway get to experience two historic bridges like this one along their ride.
Photograph by: Christopher Hauf – Niles Canyon Railway

Recent coverage

02/29/2024“Chugging along … for a century” – Pleasanton Weekly
02/29/2024“Railway Museum to Mark Operating Locomotive’s 100th Anniversary” – The Independent
03/12/2024“Locomotive’s Centenary Birthday Draws Railway Lovers to Sunol” – Tri-City Voice
03/25/2024“Historic Foundry help Bay Area railway stay on track” – NBC Bay Area