2021 Steam & Diesel Train Rides

Ride through Niles Canyon in all of its spring splendor behind steam or diesel power select weekends in March, April and May.

We are thrilled to be back for 2021 and offer a new set of special limited capacity rides for March, April and May, 2021 on both Saturday and Sundays. Please see the schedule below.

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

Departures are only from our Sunol Depot.
At this time, there will be no rides or activity at our Niles Station.

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 and under do not need a ticket.

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

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

The Robert Dollar #3 steam locomotive or the Southern Pacific #1423 diesel locomotive will take control of weekend excursion trains with open cars.  It is a great time of year to see the wildflowers.

Trains depart on time, so please plan to arrive 30-45 minutes before the scheduled departure time to allow for parking and boarding. Our 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.

Our trains will consist of mostly open cars so please dress accordingly for riding in these cars.

Due to county and state restrictions our snack bar will be closed and please do not bring food or drinks on board the train.

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 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.