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Romance on the Rails

A special Valentine's Day Wine tasting event on the Niles Canyon Railway
The Golden Gate Railroad Museum is pleased to announce that our 1940's vintage Southern Pacific lounge car #2979 will be available for reserved seating on the 2015 Valentine’s Day Train on the Niles Canyon Railway.
Mark your calendars and come out to experience Romance on the Rails when GGRM and The Pacific Locomotive Association host a Valentine's Day Wine Train on Saturday, February 14, 2015. You will enjoy a selection of wines and Hors d'oeuvres onboard this luxurious Art Deco Lounge Car
Wine Educator Steve Ferree will walk you through tasting a flight of Livermore wines. Each wine will be paired with cheese and an hors d’oeuvre selected especially for that wine. A Certified Wine Professional with the Society of Wine Educators, Ferree has earned certificates in wine from the Culinary Institute of America and the Wine & Spirits Education Trust. He writes about wine for the online newspaper Examiner.com and in his wine blog at WineProGuy.com.
Experience the magic of the elegant Art Deco Lounge, as it winds through Niles Canyon on a two hour round trip ride from Sunol to Fremont and return. The Southern Pacific 2979 is a vintage 1940’s parlor lounge car restored to its original layout, appearance and atmosphere. The car features plush lounge seating and a semi-circular mahogany bar framed by etched glass and mirrors.
The car is climate controlled for your comfort and enjoyment. For your ease and safety, our volunteer car attendants will be aboard the car to assist in boarding and detraining, and can provide any assistance needed during your trip.
All seating in the Valentine Lounge is reserved. To purchase tickets, please visit our ticketing site.
Note: The Valentine Lounge is not wheelchair accessible due to the narrow aisles and doorways on our antique equipment.
For more information, see the Valentine Lounge FAQ.