M200 – Adventure East of Sunol Rides – Sunol station

Hop aboard our fully restored, self propelled ex-California Western M200 railbus for a unique experience of riding EAST of our Sunol station toward Pleasanton. For a few special weekends in July in addition to our regular Sunol/Niles train rides, we are offering this unique chance to Head East!


For these rides, our ex-California Western M200 Railbus will take control of this ride. It is a self-propelled railcar with just 30 seats available for each trip so please act early if you wish to ride on this day. The M200 will depart Sunol facing forward. The railbus will not be turned, but will return to Sunol in reverse.

Interior of the M200 looking from the rear forward. The windows can be opened.

Two departures on each day: 11:00 AM and 12:45 PM.

July rides – Tickets available!

SaturdaysSundays
July 9July 10
July 16July 17

Departures are ONLY from our Sunol Depot.

1 hr. & 20 minute roundtrip excursion

Ticket prices
M200 East of Sunol
$20.00 for Adults
$10.00 for Seniors (62+) and Children (3-12)
Children 2 years of age and under do not need a ticket, but must be seated in a lap due to the limit seating on the M200.

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

Our M200 is equipped with a small, single bathroom. Porta-potties are available at our Sunol depot. There are no food concessions on board. You are welcome to bring a drink or a snack. We ask if at all possible you carry in and carry out any garbage/recyclables.

Our Sunol gift shop will be 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.
Guests riding the M200.
Crossing Arroya de la Laguna Bridge in the M200!