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6 Kilkare Rd, Niles Station, Fremont, CA
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Reviewed January 22, 2019

In terms of being an old train station it is still active because they have trains that run between Fremont and Sunol. As well, this is a great outing.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank nikolayz324
Reviewed November 4, 2018

Put on your railroad cap ... and get on a real rocking-n-rolling diesel smoking or steaming train from the Niles Canyon Railway organization ... from Fremont to Sunol and return. Summer adventures on the train, bring along some shade (or change from seat to seat...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank ThePrince999
Reviewed September 30, 2018

My wife and I recently walked about the Niles Canyon Railway museum while waiting for one of the Niles Concerts in the Square (the area in front of the museum) to begin, and several years ago we took a ride on one of the restored...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Stephen C
Reviewed July 22, 2018

This is worth a quick walk through to see a local historic train station and preserved train car. Very small site. Most appropriate for toddlers or small children.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Mchangle
Reviewed February 15, 2018

I took my elderly parents on a ride. Tehy enjoyed it loots--no walking opern air, woods and countryside, narrow canyons, bird, creeks, nature--very pleasant ride

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank Milpitas_traveller
Reviewed November 24, 2017

November 21 was the opening day of the beautiful Niles Canyon Christmas train. The train is 1/2 mile long and every car is decorated differently. Santa comes to visit and you can walk thru each car from front to back to see all the decorations....More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank 584shirleya
Reviewed November 8, 2017

The Nile's Canyon Historic Railroad, Is a antique Steam Locomotive and antique passenger cars to Sunol, where it takes a 15 minute break. Many people get a quick snack, then it is off to the return trip to Nile's.. The scenery through Nile's Canyon is...More

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank William S
Reviewed November 7, 2017

Catch the train in Sunol for a truly spectacular trip through Niles Canyon to the Fremont neighborhood of Niles. This is a wonderful excursion for adults as well as families. Plan enough time to disembark in Niles, a quaint district with a variety of antique...More

Date of experience: December 2016
2  Thank 855antoinettec
Reviewed October 26, 2017 via mobile

The train is an old fashioned train with pretty views. There are some indoor coaches and some outdoor coaches. It travels through a canyon so you see lots of trees and some wildlife. There is one restroom on the train and at certain times of...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Profnew
Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

A few times a year Niles Railway offers a Wine Train. We traveled from Sunol to Niles and back again. Tasted excellent wines, learned about wines, admired beautiful scenery and met some wonderful volunteers! Very relaxing! Will definitely do this one again!!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Jeannine S
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Dave W
March 17, 2019|
Response from ThePrince999 | Reviewed this property |
The rail miles from Fremont Boarding Station to Sunol Boarding Station is ~ 6.57 miles.
May 27, 2018|
Response from ThePrince999 | Reviewed this property |
The schedules vary depending on the season and what train rides (train - steam, diesel) and the accompanying number of cars. Departures usually run in the ~30 minutes time period with a 15-20 minute overlay at the station... More
June 1, 2017|
Response from Diem922 | Reviewed this property |
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