M200 – Bronco Billy’s Railbus Rides – Niles/Fremont

Come aboard and join us for a unique experience of a bygone era as you travel through historic Niles Canyon when rail travel was king and silent films were being made in the canyon.


One day only in July, Sunday, July 31st, 2022! Only 30 tickets per ride available!

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 Niles facing forward. The railbus will not be turned, but will return to Niles in reverse.

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

All 1 hour and 20 minute round trip departures are only from the Niles Station located at 37029 Mission Blvd. Fremont, CA 94536

Departure times: 10:30am, 12:00pm and 1:30pm.

Ticket prices
M200 Charlie Chaplin
$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 and must be seated in a lap as seating is limited 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 Niles/Fremont 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 Niles 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.

We do not have a gift shop at Niles/Fremont Station. We 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.

To learn more about Niles, CA link to silent films and Charlie Chaplin, please consider a visit to the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum in downtown Niles.

Looking for a lunch option, consider Bronco Billy’s Pizza in downtown Niles.

NOTE: The only way to walk from our train station to downtown Niles is via the Sullivan Underpass. Please DO NOT cross the tracks to access downtown Niles.