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Holiday Club Lounge Returns to the Train of Lights

Holiday Club Lounge tickets are now on sale for 2013 Train of Lights

SP 2979 interior

The Golden Gate Railroad Museum is pleased to announce that our 1940's vintage Southern Pacific lounge car #2979 will again be available for reserved seating and group charters on the Niles Canyon Railway's 2013 Holiday Train of Lights.

Experience the magic of this brightly decorated holiday train, covered with thousands of lights, as it winds through Niles Canyon.

Your trip on the Southern Pacific 2979 is aboard a vintage 1940’s parlor lounge car restored to its original layout, appearance and atmosphere. The car features plush lounge seating for fifty people and a semi-circular mahogany bar framed by etched glass and mirrors.

The car is climate controlled for your comfort and enjoyment. For your comfort and safety our volunteer car attendants will be aboard the car to assist in boarding, detraining or if any assistance is needed during your trip.

All seating in the Holiday Club Lounge is reserved.  To purchase individual tickets, please follow the ticketing links below; for group charters, visit our charter page.

See the Holiday Club Lounge FAQ for more information.

For the 2013 season, there will be two round trips most evenings that the Train of Lights runs:

Departing Niles 4:30 PM, returning at 6:00 PM
Departing Sunol 7:30 PM, returning at 9:00 PM

Note: The Holiday Club Lounge is not wheelchair accessible due to the narrow aisles and doorways on our antique equipment.

Seating is $40.00 per person. Tickets can be purchased at for Niles departures and for Sunol departures.