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Niles Canyon Railway

6 Kilkare Rd, Niles Station, Fremont, CA
+1 510-996-8420
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a wonderful place to take your grandchildren and a fun place for all.

I remember traveling on the train from L.A. to Berkeley in 1948 the clickety, click , the sleeper... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2016
It is surely worth a visit

This is not an authentically restored historic ride but it is not a regular train either. It's... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2016
Pleasanton, California
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6 Kilkare Rd, Niles Station, Fremont, CA
+1 510-996-8420
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

I remember traveling on the train from L.A. to Berkeley in 1948 the clickety, click , the sleeper car and the delicious food. Again i traveled from Fremont to Toronto in 1960. For a wonderful summer trip thru Niles Canyon with a sip of wine...More

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Reviewed 21 August 2016

This is not an authentically restored historic ride but it is not a regular train either. It's something in the middle. However, you'll see a beautiful canyon, we'll be exposed to a lot of history and everyone around you - both the fellow riders and...More

Thank heckfy
Reviewed 21 August 2016

It was a summer day and we enjoyed the Niles Canyon Railway. The train was full of happy people. Its nice to ride on a warm summer day. The train runs between Fremont and Sunol as an excursion train. They also have a polar express...More

Thank mini
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

This train ride through Niles Canyon is awesome! It's so festive during the holidays, as the colorfully lit train winds around each of the canyon's curves.

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We took the Christmas train with our friends just Before Sunset. On the way back it was dark and the whole train lit up. It was absolutely fun and fantastic with Christmas music, a snack bar, Santa Clause, young children and families having a wonderful...More

Thank Jean B
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Though it is short journey, nature along the way is good. We went in winter, hopefully it will be much better in spring and summer. Go early to get seats with best view. Open air cars are good. Overall all cars are maintained cleanly.

Thank ckanth99
Reviewed 14 July 2016

We took our two grandchildren on the ride and we each had a wonderful time. The all-volunteer operation runs well and their uniforms enhance the experience with realism. The journey through the narrow canyon is pleasant and historical. Riding on clean, maintained vintage coaches and...More

Thank Explorer100
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

The Niles Canyon Railway is a fun trip back into the history of the transcontinental railroad, the early Southern Pacific and other regional railroads. The trip is a fun 5 miles each way through the beautiful canyon, past historic railroad equipment and all narrated by...More

Thank sp4301
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Once again I have taken the Niles Canyon Railway from Sunol to Niles in Fremont and back with the Relay For Life team F3ACT. The Experience of riding in an old time passenger rail car is a step back in time. From the Conductor and...More

Thank James G
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Have ridden this train many times. Love the all volunteer staff. They do what they do because they have passion. This is a great outing and all the proceeds go to the preservation of the railroad.

Thank E W
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