Enjoy exclusive use of the caboose by you and your private party guests. Climb up into the cupola for a bird's-eye view of the train as it rolls through Niles Canyon, along the scenic route of North America's First Transcontinental Railroad, with a docent aboard to tell you about the railroad.
The Santa Fe caboose provides a special ride for groups of up to 24 people (depending on whether they are adult-sized or child-sized). Two small serving tables are available on-board for serving your refreshments. There are windows on the main floor, but the best view of the train is from the seats high up in the cupola.
The reservation fee is $75, regardless of the number of riders, plus after your ride you pay a fare of $12 per Adult, $10 per Senior, and $7 per Child. Come to the Sunol ticket window to get your special caboose tickets before your ride. The caboose is very popular, so be sure to reserve early.
You may bring your own food and drinks aboard the caboose to enjoy.
Your reservation also includes the use of three picnic tables at the Sunol Community Gardens, across Kilkare Road from our depot so your group can picnic there before or after your caboose ride.
PARTY PACKS are available!
A grab bag full of railroad theme party favors just right for young caboose-ridin' revelers. There's train-loads of fun in every bag! There are three different sizes. You can ask to have some ready for your arrival when you make your reservation, and you can pay for them at the gift shop on the day of your train.
If a particular date is not listed, the cabooses for that day are already reserved.
If you have further questions, please contact our Chief Station Agent at 510-996-8420.
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