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March Historic Steam Trains

Mainline steam in Niles Canyon featuring restored SP #2472 - March 30 & 31, 2013

Relive the age of great trains behind a 1921 steam locomotive as it winds through historic Niles Canyon from Sunol to Niles and back on a 90-minute journey. The Golden Gate Railroad Museum’s restored steam locomotive Southern Pacific 2472 will be accompanied by vintage equipment, re-creating a historic train – and creating memories for tomorrow. The spring steam train will run two days, with three departures each day and will depart Sunol Depot on March 30 & 31, 2013.

  • 3/30 - Saturday: 11am, 1pm & 3pm
  • 3/31 - Sunday: 11am, 1pm & 3pm

Tickets are available online at  Adult tickets start at $20.  Tickets for children 12 and under are $10. A special family fare is available that includes two adult and two child tickets for $45.

All seating will be in coach class.  Grab a spot in one of the open-air cars and sit back, relax and feel the wind in your hair as you travel through beautiful Niles Canyon.

  • Unreserved seating is available in historic “Harriman” coaches or family-friendly open-air cars
  • Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase
  • Handicapped access is limited

Order Tickets Online!

This event is sponsored by the Pacific Locomotive Association and the GGRM as a fundraiser to support the continued restoration of our historic artifacts and rail line.

Please Note: Schedules are adhered to as closely as possible, but the railroad reserves the right to alter schedules, substitute coaches and/or motive power as operating conditions demand. There are a limited number of Train Tickets available. Unsold tickets will be available at the station on a first come basis. We strongly recommend pre-purchasing your ticket in advance. No refund or exchanges on tickets unless ticketed train does not operate.
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