2021 Steam & Diesel Train Rides

Ride through Niles Canyon in all of its spring and summer splendor behind steam or diesel power on select weekends now scheduled through July 2021.

We are thrilled to be back for 2021 and offer a new set of special lower capacity rides for planned right now through July 2021 on both select Saturday and Sundays. Please see the information below.

March rides – COMPLETE
April rides – COMPLETE
May rides – SOLD OUT
June rides – Tickets available
July rides – Tickets available

June 2021 – Steam & DieselJuly 2021 – Diesel ONLY
June 12th and June 13th
Saturday & Sunday
STEAM Power – Skookum #7 planned
Two departures each day
10:30AM & 1:00PM
July 10th and July 11th
Saturday & Sunday
DIESEL Power
Two departures each day
10:30AM & 1:00PM
June 19th and June 20th
Saturday & Sunday
DIESEL Power
Two departures each day
10:30AM & 1:00PM
July 17th and July 18th
Saturday & Sunday
DIESEL Power
Two departures each day
10:30AM & 1:00PM

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

Steam
$30.00 for Adults
$20.00 for Seniors (62+) and Children (3-12)

Diesel
$25.00 for Adults
$15.00 for Seniors (62+) and Children (3-12)

Children under 2 years of age do not need a ticket.

Reduced number of tickets available for each trip due to COVID-19 restrictions.

ONLINE TICKET SALES ONLY. NO WALKUPS.
Link provided below.

A steam locomotive or a diesel locomotive will take control of weekend excursion trains with a mix of open cars and open window enclosed coaches during a roundtrip starting from our Sunol station.

Trains depart on time, so please plan to arrive 30-45 minutes before the scheduled departure time to allow for parking, check in at our ticket window and then boarding the train. Our ticket window and boarding areas will be setup to allow for appropriate social distancing while you wait and throughout the boarding process.

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

We will have a limited on board snack bar starting in May. Due to COVID restrictions, we ask that people do not bring their own food or drinks on board the train.

Our Sunol gift shop is open with limited capacity. 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.

We’re doing our part to keep you safe, but we can’t do it alone. Guests of the Niles Canyon Railway will be required to follow all of our policies while on our property and on our trains. We ask that you please take the time to review the procedures and policies. We expect that these will be temporary, and we intend to modify them in phases as health conditions and government leaders permit.

Furthermore, in accordance with our current policies, our Guests can help us ensure the health and safety of all by agreeing to the following:
– Guests who have recently been exposed to COVID-19 or have symptoms of COVID-19 (including a fever, cough, or shortness of breath) will be asked to not visit.
– Guests who have underlying health conditions or are otherwise concerned about contracting COVID-19 acknowledge their option to not visit the NCRY.

Children under 3 yrs. of age not required to wear face coverings

**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.