2021 Steam & Diesel Train Rides

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

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


June rides – SOLD OUT / COMPLETE
July rides – SOLD OUT
August rides – Tickets available
September rides – Tickets available
October rides rides – Not on sale yet…

July 2021 – Diesel ONLYAugust 2021 – Diesel ONLY
July 10th and July 11th
Saturday & Sunday
DIESEL Power
Two departures each day
10:30AM & 1:00PM
August 14th and August 15th
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
August 21st and August 22nd
Saturday & Sunday
DIESEL Power
Two departures each day
10:30AM & 1:00PM
September 2021 – Diesel ONLYOctober 2021 – Diesel ONLY
September 11th and September 12th
Saturday & Sunday
DIESEL Power
Two departures each day
10:30AM & 1:00PM
October 9th and October 10th
Saturday & Sunday
DIESEL Power
Two departures each day
10:30AM & 1:00PM
September 18th and September 19th
Saturday & Sunday
DIESEL Power
Two departures each day
10:30AM & 1:00PM
October 16th and October 17th
Saturday & Sunday
DIESEL Power
Two departures each day
10:30AM & 1:00PM

We encourage all passengers to wear masks.

As of July 1st, TSA has stated that masks are no longer required for passengers while outdoors at the depot nor while in the three open-air coaches on our trains. Seating is limited, but there is some standing room in each car. The open-air car nearest the depot has lots of standing room. Blocking any aisle is not permitted.

Masks are required in the enclosed coach, the museum exhibit and the gift shop.

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.

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. At this time, we ask that people do not bring their own food or drinks on board the train.

Our Sunol gift shop is 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.