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Address: 6 Kilkare Rd, Niles Station, Fremont, CA
Phone Number: 510-996-8420
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A Wonderful Afternoon Experience

My mother-in-law turns 99 on July 2. She spent her whole life in Niles, now part of the City of Fremont, so we decided that it would be fitting to take her and about 30 of her... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

My mother-in-law turns 99 on July 2. She spent her whole life in Niles, now part of the City of Fremont, so we decided that it would be fitting to take her and about 30 of her closest relatives for a ride on the Niles Canyon Railway. We all rode in an open railroad car (there are closed ones, too)... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I heard thru my coworker that this is a must do and has made it an annual tradition with her kids so if you're local you should try it. During winter they offer long rides up Sunol canyon. This gets sold out so book early. I took an infant and snuggled up and luckily i did since i had an... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The trip from downtown Niles to Sunol is very pretty. You can get on at either end and go round trip. Bring a picnic, there is a small park in Sunol right across the street from the train station, and one in Niles in front of the station. Sunol also has a few restaurants, as does Niles. Plenty of Antique... More 

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We took our small son (4 year old) for this train ride that begins from Sunol to Niles (and back) and it was fantastic! It was a bit expensive at 45 USD for the 3 of us, but other than that the experience was amazing. They took us from Sunol to Niles, and on the way back they stopped the... More 

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Silchester, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We chose to ride the steam special on Memorial Day which was quite an experience. The ride up the canyon from Niles is quite scenic and we were being pulled by a full size steam locomotive that used to work this line and others in the area. The line is on a constant up hill gradient so the engine works... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We were close to 20 people (included 3 children) and we had the caboose to ourselves with some snacky foods and cold drinks. One of train crew was in our car and told us about its history and the things we were passing. Young children do not appreciate the historic nature of the railway and the car, but the adults... More 

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Woodland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

While I wasn't able to ride the steam train, being able to chase and photograph Southern Pacific 2472 was a real thrill. The atmosphere at Niles Canyon Railway is that of nostalgia and excitement. The folks there are dedicated to the preservation of some of California's hidden jewels.

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Railroads evoke a dream of earlier, simpler times. This Niles experience does this and more. Start your day by strolling down the histotic Niles Blvd. sampling different teas, coffees & food, browse the numerous antique stores & boutiques, then head to the station to board the train for the 6 mile journey to Sunol & back. This is a great... More 

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Like all places run by volunteers, it is fantastic and awesome to be around people who are passionate about what they do. This place isn't a Disney land, it is a working museum, you are required to hold on to your kids and make sure they and you are safe. That being said my kids love this place, the ability... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I recently took the a ride on the train of lights from Niles to Sunol with my 3-year old grandson and other family members. It was an exciting experience to see the fully lighted decorated train pull up and to climb on board. We walked through the different cars to view the lights and decorations on each one before the... More 

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Address: 6 Kilkare Rd, Niles Station, Fremont, CA
Phone Number: 510-996-8420
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Fremont

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