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GGRM Operations
August 2011


Mainline steam in Niles Canyon featuring SP #2472 - September 3 & 5, 2011

Grab your friends and family and come out for a ride behind a vintage steam locomotive, Southern Pacific No. 2472, as the train travels through scenic Niles Canyon. What better way to get away from it all than from the comfort of a train?

Trains will depart Sunol Depot at 10:00 am, Noon and 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 3, and Monday, September 5.

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Coach Class

A trip in Coach Class on a Golden Gate Railroad Museum excursion is a great way to enjoy your journey. 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. Coach Class is excellent option for families as well as there is plenty of seats to sit together as an entire family.

  • Unreserved seating in historic “Harriman” coaches or family-friendly open-air cars
  • Snacks and beverages available for purchase
  • Great option for groups with various ages
  • Handicapped access is limited
   Adult: $25
Child: $10
First Class

Travel in style in First Class on a Golden Gate Railroad Museum excursion. Former Southern Pacific Lounge No. 2979, the "Neil M. Vodden", has recently been refurbished to its 1940’s appearance and features air conditioning and a circular mahogany beverage bar framed by etched glass and mirrors.

  • Reserved seating
  • At-seat service provided in a classic atmosphere
  • Complimentary glass of wine, soft drink or water
  • Handicapped access is limited
   Adult: $40
Child: $40
Executive Class
For a truly exceptional experience, book your next ticket in Executive Class and travel aboard the former Southern Pacific Business Car #141"Oakland"  built in 1927 by the Pullman Company.
  • Limited seating
  • At-seat service in an elegant atmosphere
  • Selection of tempting hors d’oeuvres prepared freshly onboard by our chef
  • An array of complimentary beverages including wine and soft drinks
  • Handicapped access is limited
  • Executive Class is available to those 21 years of age or older
   Adult: $79

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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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