2023 Train Rides

Our 2023 train ride season will start in March of 2023 as we need a little more time to get our Train of Lights decorations put away and our railroad ready again for operations in part due to the rain which has closed access to Niles Canyon for the first half of January.

We are thrilled to be back for 2023 and offer a new set of special rides starting with the second and third weekends of each month starting in March. Come for a relaxing ride through scenic Niles Canyon!

Please see the information below to learn more.


Ride through Niles Canyon behind diesel & steam power on select weekends now scheduled through April 2023.

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


March rides – Tickets available!
April rides – Tickets available
May rides – Tickets not on sale yet

Upcoming Steam and Diesel dates through May 2023

SaturdaysSundays
March 11 (Diesel)March 12 (Steam)
March 18 (Diesel)March 19 (Steam)
April 8 (Diesel)April 9 (Steam)
April 15 (Diesel)April 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
$25 Adults
$15 Seniors (62+) and Children (3-12)
Children 2 years of age and under do not need a ticket.

Steam
$30 Adults
$20 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.

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.