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Niles Canyon Railway

6 Kilkare Rd, Niles Station, Fremont, CA
+1 510-996-8420
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Family fun for everyone!

This train ride through Niles Canyon is awesome! It's so festive during the holidays, as the... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2016
Donna S
via mobile

We took the Christmas train with our friends just Before Sunset. On the way back it was dark and... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2016
Jean B
Fremont, California
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6 Kilkare Rd, Niles Station, Fremont, CA
+1 510-996-8420
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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 8 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 4 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 15 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
Reviewed 4 June 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 👍❤️

Thank Nancy H
Reviewed 24 May 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.

Thank eatsout2016
Reviewed 3 May 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.

Thank newnews10
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Does type train accommodate people with disabilities.
1 June 2017|
Response from Diem922 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know. Please call them.