Speeder Rides

Ride the rails the way track gangs used to in a railroad speeder car!

Get closer to the railroad and ride as many maintenance-of-way and signal employees did. Each car is a different adventure! Some speeders hold several passengers and some take only one and the operator.

We currently do not have additional speeder rides planned yet for 2024. Please check back periodically to see if we have been able to add another day this year. Thank you!

Speeders passing over Farwell Bridge.
Photo by: Christopher R. Hauf – Used with permission.

One day only, Saturday, April 6, 2024.

Five ride times are available: 9:00AM, 10:30AM, 12:30PM, 2:00PM and 3:00PM. Rides will depart from our Niles station and will be a round trip to our Brightside yard through the heart of Niles Canyon where the speeders will be turned for the return trip to Niles.

Currently we have TEN tickets total available for each departure. Do not miss this unique chance to ride our Niles Canyon Railway and see our Niles Canyon from a different perspective. Cost is $35 per person.

Rider requirements.
1. No riders under 5 years old.
2. Rider must sign release forms.
3. Passengers are required to wear close-toed shoes that fully cover the entire foot.

Speeders are lined up to depart Brightside yard west to return to Niles Yard.
Photo by: Christopher R. Hauf – Used with permission.