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March Historic Steam Trains

Mainline steam in Niles Canyon featuring restored SP #2472 - March 24 & 25, 2012

Relive the age of great trains behind a 1921 steam locomotive as it winds through historic Niles Canyon from Sunol and back on a 90-minute journey. The Golden Gate Railroad Museum’s perfectly 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 (minus one already sold out) and will depart Sunol Depot on March 24 & 25, 2012.

  • 3/24 - Saturday: 10am, noon & 2pm
  • 3/25 - Sunday: 10am & 2:30pm (noon train is a private charter)

Tickets are available online at  Adult tickets are $20.  Tickets for children 12 and under are $10. A special family fare is available on the 10:00 AM runs 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 available for purchase
  • Handicapped access is limited

Order Tickets Online!

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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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