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Niles Canyon Railway

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Address: 6 Kilkare Rd, Niles Station, Fremont, CA
Phone Number: 510-996-8420
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Pleasanton, California
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Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 the volunteers are having so much fun and enjoying the ride - it makes it... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 train for the Christmas holiday time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Thank Donna S
Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 time. There are different kinds of cars those inclosed and open-air cars. The atmosphere was... More 

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Cupertino, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 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 open air cars was a delight.

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Medford, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 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 knowledgeable volunteers. I really enjoyed the trip, my teenager, not as much.

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Thank sp4301
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 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 ticket taker to the rattle of the tracks, the atmosphere is awesome. With the group... More 

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Fremont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 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.

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Thank E W
Fremont California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Can't go wrong here, with kids or a sweetheart, a train ride with wine n cheese or with the kid n hot chocolate during Christmas time. Niles n sunol station is awesome. Take you back in history, everyone loves train rides 👍❤️

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