Become a Member


  • Ride any regularly scheduled Sunday train for free*.
    (Special events and special trains are not included.)
  • Get members-only discounts on items in our Sunol Gift Shop.
  • Attend special members-only events
  • Receive our monthly newsletter “The Club Car ” to learn about special events, group updates, and museum projects.

Temporary Changes effective June 19, 2021

Currently our regular Sunday schedule remains suspended in favor of Special Event trains that are scheduled through October of 2021 Member ticket discounts and free rides are not available for these specials at this time due to pre-sales and limited capacity.

Our Sunol Gift Shop is now open, however, during our weekend special operations if you are looking for some new NCRy gear, books, and more and want to exercise your member discount while helping support us.

Please bear with us we continue to navigate our way through this pandemic.


You will enjoy working with a great group of people and experience the behind the scenes activities of a working railroad. We offer a rare opportunity to learn how to work on our railroad and also become a member of our train crew.

Our all-volunteer organization encourages individuals to share their time and expertise on all levels.

Please see our Volunteer page for more information.


The basic price of membership in the PLA is $48.00 per year.  Family memberships are also available, where more than one member resides at the same address.  The primary member pays the same basic rate. 

Additional adult members of the family pay one half the basic rate, or $24.  Additional members under the age of 18 pay one quarter the basic rate, or $12.