Gift Shop

The PLA/Niles Canyon Railway Gift Shop located at the Sunol Depot has a variety of NCRy logo themed clothing and gifts for all ages. During Train of Lights an additional “Holiday Boutique” vintage rail car provides passengers the opportunity to find one of a kind holiday gifts for the train lover.

We are often the first to welcome our passengers as they inquire about where to buy their tickets or help if they are looking for general information.  Our primary task is assisting visitors with their questions about various items in our store. This involves keeping the store well stocked with inventory and maintaining the displays. Our goal is to provide additional financial contributions for the PLA using unique retail locations and a captive audience excited to experience and support the Niles Canyon Railway.

The following skills are required:

  • Good customer service skills
  • Simple math skills in making change.
  • Training to operate the cash register, credit card machine and mobile CC app.
  • Training to use price label gun.
  • Fold, bag, and label (size) new shirt inventory as needed.
  • Familiarity with our store merchandise

We primarily work on Saturday and Sunday on the second and third weekends of each month at the Sunol Depot during regular year round train operations. The gift shop hours are from 8:30 am-3:30 pm. 

During Train of Lights the new “Holiday Boutique” is one of the many unique decorated rail cars for passengers to experience. Gift Shop train hours are from 2:30 pm-9:00 pm.