2022 Train Rides

Our 2022 train ride season has come to an end as we shift to Train of Lights season. Please stay tuned for the announcement of our 2023 ride schedule.

We are thrilled to be back for 2022 and offer a new set of special rides starting with select Saturdays and Sundays each month. Come for a relaxing ride through scenic Niles Canyon! Please see the information below.


Ride through Niles Canyon behind diesel & steam power on select weekends now scheduled through October 2022.

Two departures on each day: 10:30 AM and 1:00PM.


October rides – Limited tickets available!

Upcoming Steam and Diesel dates through October 2022
For the M200 Railbus rides on the same days, please visit here.

SaturdaysSundays
September 10 (Diesel)September 11 (Diesel)
September 17 (Diesel)September 18 (Diesel)
October 8 (Diesel)October 9 (Steam)
October 15 (Diesel)October 16 (Steam)

Please read over our COVID-19 Health and Safety policy before booking your tickets and before you arrive on our property.

Departures are ONLY from our Sunol Depot.
Niles Station will host various special events throughout the year.

1 hr. & 20 minute roundtrip excursion

Ticket prices
Diesel & July Steam Specials
$25.00 for Adults
$15.00 for Seniors (62+) and Children (3-12)
Children 2 years of age and under do not need a ticket.

ONLINE TICKET SALES PREFERRED AND THE ONLY WAY TO INSURE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO RIDE ON A GIVEN DAY.
Link provided below.
Any remaining tickets for each day will be sold as walk-ups at our Sunol Station Ticket Office.

A historic steam or diesel locomotive will take control of weekend excursion trains with a mix of open air cars and open window enclosed coaches during a roundtrip starting from our Sunol station.

A wheel chair lift is available for those needing it or for those where the steps entering and existing our historic cars are challenging.

Our snack bar car is planned to be operating with pre-packaged snacks and drinks for purchase. You are welcome to bring your own snacks and drinks if you like. Carry in/carry out is preferred, but we do have trash receptacles and recycle bins throughout the train for your use.

Our train is equipped with two full bathrooms onboard including one with a baby changing table. Porta-potties are available at our Sunol depot.

Our Sunol gift shop is open. We also welcome people to shop our online store before or after your trip.

We love pets, but only trained service animals are permitted to accompany their handler while riding our trains. We appreciate your understanding.

Please read over our COVID-19 Health and Safety policy before booking your tickets and before you arrive on our property.

TICKETS ARE ONLY GOOD FOR THE DATE AND TIME PURCHASED. TICKET REFUNDS WILL NOT BE ISSUED. MAKE SURE T0 VERIFY THE DATE AND TIME BEFORE YOU BOOK YOUR TICKETS.

We are also offering railbus rides EAST of Sunol on our restored ex-California Western Railbus #M200. If you have taken our train ride already between Sunol and Niles, maybe this new offering will be of interest. All of the detail on our M200 East page.

The Niles Canyon Railway reserves the right to substitute motive power for the train without prior notice.

Historic diesel power will handle many of the weekend trips through Niles Canyon.
Make sure to visit our Gift Shop in our Sunol station before or after your visit.
You can also take some time before or after your visit to step into the baggage room of our Sunol depot to see the Chinese Railroad Workers display and more.