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January 6, 20
February 3, 17
March 3, 17
April 6, 7, 20, 21
May 4, 5, 12*, 18, 19
June 1, 2, 15, 16
July 6, 7, 20, 21
August 3, 4, 17, 18
September 1, 15
October 6, 20
* (On Mother's Day, trains will run on the Excursion timetable)
** (Train of Lights evening trains)
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We are an IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization run entirely by Volunteers. Your tax-deductible donation makes this railroad possible.
We are always looking for new members to help. Besides train crews, we are looking for craftspeople and tradespeople, and marketing help. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please fill out a membership application.
THE PACIFIC LOCOMOTIVE ASSOCIATION, INC.
CORDIALLY INVITES YOU TO ENJOY SCENIC
Excursion Train Rides
ON THE HISTORIC
TRANSCONTINENTAL GATEWAY TO
THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY
NILES DAYLIGHT LIMITED
Fares are $7 for children age 3 through 12 (Infants through age 2 ride free)
$10 for Seniors age 62 and older, and $12 for everyone else.
Please arrive early enough to buy tickets and board prior to the departure times.
Handicap assistance is available, but takes extra time. Plan accordingly.
Our trains depart on time.
Tickets Good for Round-Trip Excursion
You may exit the train in Niles or Sunol and return on a later train.
Pets are not allowed on the trains.
Only working Service Animals are allowed, and they must be on their leash and harnessed while on the train and the platform.
Locomotive and Train consist depends upon
the availability of Antique Equipment.
Eye on the Bay
KPIX CBS 5
South Bay Drives (SEE IT NOW... )
KNTV 11 / NBC 3
Where to go with a Little Dough
(SEE IT NOW... )
has many Seasons!
Come see for yourself, on a weekend excursion, or one of our Special trains throughout the year, and enjoy the many faces of Niles Canyon from our vintage trains.
Weekend Excursion Trains
January through October
Memorial Steam Weekend
Depart Sunol: 12:00, 2:00, 4:00
Sunday May 26, Monday May 27
Come out for a ride behind a vintage steam locomotive, Southern Pacific No. 2472, as it winds through Niles Canyon.
(BUY TICKETS, MORE INFO)
Spring Wildflower Trains
The flowers in the canyon are beautiful. Come see them on a leisurely ride on our trains.
Niles: May 2 & 16
Sunol: May 9, 23 & 30
(MORE INFO (DOWNLOAD PDF))
Summer Wine Tasting
Summertime, featuring samples from wineries from Pleasanton and Livermore. Different wineries and wines on five Summer Sundays.
Departs Sunol: 1:00 PM
July 14, 28
September 8, 22
(CLICK ON THE DATES TO BUY TICKETS)
(MORE INFO (DOWNLOAD THE PDF))
for your selection.
Seating is available on a
first-come, first-served basis
Wheelchair access limited to 2 per train. Wheelchairs may not move about the train due to the narrow aisles in the antique equipment
Trains operate in any weather