2013 Niles Canyon Railway
Buy your General Seating tickets on this page
for our early trains, departing from Niles at 4:30 P.M.
(Were you looking for the Late Trains departing from Sunol?)
Ticket sales started on September 16th at 10 a.m.
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Our 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 round-trip to Sunol and back. On this first leg of the ride, you will be able to see this beautiful canyon on the ride to Sunol, and see the changing of the fall colors.
When the weather is good, the riders on these early trains often enjoy a beautiful sunset as we depart from Sunol on the return leg of the trip, and then you will fully experience the festive lighted decorations glowing inside and outside of our antique cars while enjoying the holiday music and some refreshments, arriving back in Niles in time for dinner.
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 tweet about day-of-train ticket availability, if you want to 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.
Niles Canyon Railway
37001 Mission Blvd.
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.