Ride the Rails for Relay for Life

Our 2023 Relay for Life trains were a great success! Please come back to see us next spring to see if the tradition continues. If you would still like to ride our railroad this year, please visit our 2023 Train Rides page.

The Pacific Locomotive Association, Inc. the operators of the Niles Canyon Railway in conjunction with the American Cancer Society are hosting the 12th Annual Niles Canyon Railway Team Event Fundraiser on Sunday, April 23rd, 2023. The train and crew are being donated by the Niles Canyon Railway once again for this event where all proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the American Cancer Society. Come ride our rails in support of the Relay for Life for this one day special set of diesel powered excursions.

Niles Canyon Artisans will be set up and offering their hand crafted creations at our Sunol Station. Local artists helping to make this a fun and worthwhile event. 

Snacks and beverages are available for purchase on the train. Bring a picnic lunch to eat on the train or in the Sunol Depot Gardens.

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

The train will run in any weather and includes open cars, covered open cars, and enclosed coaches. Our train is equipped with two full bathrooms onboard including one with a baby changing table. Porta-potties are available at our Sunol depot.

Trains depart only from Sunol at 10:30am, 12:30pm, and 2:30pm for this one day event.

It is a 1 hr. & 20 minute round-trip excursion.

No one will be able to to get on or off the train in Niles/Fremont.

Ticket prices Adult: $25 (13+ years old) Child: $15 (Ages 3-12)
Children 2 years of age and under do not need a ticket, but must sit in a lap.

Our Sunol gift shop will be open for your shopping pleasure.

Tickets are available online at the link button below.