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Niles Canyon Railway Caboose Excursion, from Sunol

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Niles Canyon Railway Caboose Excursion, from Sunol

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Our 2011 Sunday Caboose rides are sold out.

We are now preparing our trains for the Train of Lights season,
which run evenings between Thanksgiving and New Years Eve.

There will be a caboose on each of these festive trains, which can be reserved for your holiday party. The cost is $600, and the tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Monday morning, October 3rd. Pointers to the ticketing links will be found at http://www.ncry.org/ on the morning of 3 OCT.

In late December, we will refresh this page, with the dates for 2012.



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.


pasengers leaving the caboose

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 a fare of $10 per Adult, $8 per Senior, and $5 per Child. 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 two 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.


 Sunol Gardens gateway
Party Bag

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.

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If a particular date is not listed, the cabooses for that day are already reserved.

We will renew this event, with our 2012 schedule, in December 2011.


If you have further questions, please contact our Chief Station Agent at 510-996-8420.

Thank you for supporting our Western Railway Heritage Museum.

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Sunol Depot
6 Kilkare Road
Sunol, CA 94586

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The Caboose Charter cost is $75.00 for reserving the caboose with the use of picnic tables in the Sunol Depot Gardens across the street from the Sunol Depot.  On the day you ride, you must also pay regular fares for each passenger.  The refund policy is full refund 30 days prior to the reservation date after that there are no refunds. Call Sunol Station Agent at 510-996-8420 for arrangements.


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