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“Trip back in time” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Niles Canyon Railway

Niles Canyon Railway
P.O. Box 2247, Niles Station, Fremont, CA
925-862-9063
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Fremont
Type: Scenic Railroads, Landmarks
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Dublin, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Trip back in time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Fun outing to take the kids on a train. Inexpensive way to spend a family afternoon together. Spend some time in Sunol or Niles as well. With all of the SF Bay Area so built up it is nice to go back in time and spend some time in a really small town.

Visited October 2012
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English first
Bay Area, CA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Steam Trains in Fremont?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Check out their schedules! They run steam trains, especially around the holidays. Something fun for the entire family.

Visited November 2012
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Pinole, California, USA
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4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
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“Fun Ride”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

I haven't been on the NC Railway for years, but back when the kids were young it was a great place to go. My dad and I were always into the" railroad" So it was only natural for me to take the kids on a real train ride.

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Silicon Valley, CA
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“Unique View of Niles Canyon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Hard to believe that this is run by an all-volunteer staff. When the steam engine is running you feel like you have stepped back in time.

Visited January 2013
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bay area
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3 attraction reviews
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“best kid's ride”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

real live steam engine and volunteer "engineers" who keep the whole RR going. Runs thru undeveloped canyon. Train lovers will love it, but kids will be transported to a different time.

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