2022 Diesel Train Rides

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 power on select weekends now scheduled through July 2022.

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

May rides – Tickets available!
June rides – Tickets available!
July rides – Tickets available!

SaturdaysSundays
May 14May 15
May 21May 22
June 11June 12
June 18June 19
July 9July 10
July 16July 17

Updated 4/23/2022
Masks are optional while riding or visiting our Niles Canyon Railway. It is strongly recommended that everyone 2 years of age and older wear a mask, regardless of their vaccination status, in indoor public settings and businesses. People may assess their risk and choose to mask in those settings. Additionally, masks are strongly recommended while on public transit and indoors in transit hubs. Such settings are often crowded with limited and inadequate ventilation.

Departures are ONLY from our Sunol Depot.
At this time, there will be no rides or activity at our Niles Station.

1 hr. & 20 minute roundtrip excursion

Ticket prices
Diesel
$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 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.

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

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.