All Aboard the Niles Canyon Railway!

On select Sundays in through October 2024, you are invited to hop on board Niles Canyon Railway’s steam or diesel locomotives for a scenic trip through Niles Canyon. Photo:

SUNOL/FREMONT – Experience a railroad museum where the exhibits come to life! The Pacific Locomotive Association, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that operates Niles Canyon Railway. This living history museum is dedicated to informing all generations about the significant role railroads played in the development of California and the United States. Their mission is to develop and operate a working railroad museum for the benefit of the general public, increasing the education, enjoyment and appreciation of America’s western railroads. Visitors can also examine railroad artifacts on display and interpretive educational exhibits at the Sunol Depot.

You’re invited aboard Niles Canyon Railway’s locomotives for a scenic trip through Niles Canyon. Photo: NCRY

Niles Canyon Railway 2024 Train Schedule
Trains operate the 2nd and 3rd weekends of each month. Departing from Sunol Station and going to Niles Station at 10:30am and 1pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

March 9 & 16, 2024 (Diesel)

March 10 & 17, 2024 (Steam)

See the complete schedule at

2024 Fares
Adults – Diesel: $25 / Steam: $30
Seniors (62+) and Kids (3-12) – Diesel: $15 / Steam: $20
Children 2 & under – FREE

Get closer to the railroad and ride as many maintenance-of-way and signal employees did. Photo: NCRY

Speeder Rides
Saturday, April 6, 2024
Ride the rails the way track gangs used to in a railroad speeder car! For tickets and more information, visit

Ride the Rails for Relay for Life on the Niles Canyon Railway and help the American Cancer Society free the world from cancer on Sunday, April 28, 2024. Photo: NCRY

Ride the Rails for Relay for Life
Sunday, April 28, 2024
Train departs from Sunol Depot at 10:30am, 12:30pm & 2:30pm
Adults: $25
Children 3-12: $15
2 & Under: FREE
Purchase tickets online at, e-mail, call 510.996.8420 or purchase in person at the ticket window.

Snacks and beverages are available for purchase or bring a picnic. Trains run in all weather.
Train and crews donated by Niles Canyon Railway.