2012 Niles Canyon Railway
Buy your General Seating tickets on this page
For our late trains, departing from Sunol at 7:30 P.M.
(Were you looking for the Early Trains departing from Niles?)
The Train of Lights has been a long-standing tradition for many families for more than a decade. Come and join us for this special event!
Our antique coaches and our open cars are decorated for the season, inside and out, and we enjoy holiday music on our hour-long trip to Niles and back to Sunol. These late trains will run in the dark, and the lights will stand out all along our trip.
During the Full Moon (around November 28 and December 28), the canyon will be bathed in moonlight, showing visitors another side to this beautiful canyon. On the New Moon nights (around December 13), the canyon is at it's darkest, and we light the area as our colorful train weaves it's way through the canyon. Come and enjoy this special season in the canyon on our special trains.
We sometimes have last-minute tickets available! Come to the station an hour before the train and ask the station agent to add you to the waiting list for that day. We'll also " target="_blank">tweet about day-of-train ticket availability, if you want to " target="_blank">follow @toots4ncry.
Please read our Frequently Asked Questions page, since we will have answers to questions that you may not have thought about yet. :-)
Thank you for supporting our Western Railway Heritage Museum.
Train of Lights Station Agent
Our Train of Lights operations are our main annual fundraiser, and the ticket prices are supporting the maintenance and operation of our railroad and equipment. Our volunteer staff thank you for your support of our Educational outreach, and our restoration of this historic railroad corridor.