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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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Fun for all ages

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Explorer100
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Cupertino, California
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Cupertino, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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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Thank James G
Fremont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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28 reviews
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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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Thank Nancy H
Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Going on the train from Niles and through the canyon was a great treat for our grandkids a few years ago. We took the Holiday Train which was a great evening adventure.

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Thank eatsout2016
San Francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

This is a great experience for parents/grandparents with little ones that like trains ... and who doesn't like trains. Some cares are open air and some are inside seating. Great piece of history and about 30 minutes each way. Definitely worth it.

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SF Bay Area
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

Enjoyed the steam locomotive train ride from Niles to Sunol and back. A nice and pleasant experience and not very expensive ($10 for seniors). We chose to sit in an open car so as to really "drink in" the scenery. Only downside was that due to some malfunction on an earlier run that day, the ride commenced about 50 min.... More 

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Thank John S
Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

Fun to go with the family during Christmas time. Train is all decorated inside and out. Santa Clause is walking through the cabins. People are singing Christmas carols. And there are chocolate chip cookies.

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Thank Mark B
San Francisco Bay Area
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

People can ride the train of lights in the month of December, maybe the tail end of November. Tickets sell out in advance. The trains were decorated with lights inside and out and Santa Claus was walking through the train cars. One car was selling hot chocolate and snacks. Make sure to leave some time once you exit the train... More 

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