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2016 Niles Canyon Railway Dome Car Departing Niles at 4:30 PM
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Reserved Seating in the Dome Car on the Train of Lights.
For our Evening Trains, departing from Niles at 4:30 P.M.
(Were you looking for the Night Train Dome Car seating departing from Sunol?)
Ticket sales start: October 10th 2016 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time.
The Train of Lights has been a long-standing tradition for many families for more than a decade. This year, our Dome Observation Car, x-ATSF 505, will be Reserved Seating, with snacks served in the car as part of your fare, and car attendants.
On these early trains from Niles, you will be able to see this beautiful canyon on the first leg of the ride to Sunol, and see the changing of the fall colors, from some of the best seats on the train in the observation dome. Dome Car passage includes snacks, beverages served by the Dome Car attendants and time-sharing the upper and lower seats in the dome car during the trip. Enjoy the upper dome seats Eastbound toward Sunol, or Westbound toward Niles and experience the club seating on the lower level during your other leg of the trip.
Our antique coaches and our open cars are decorated for the season, inside and out, and our Dome Car passengers will be able to wander through the entire train during the ride. Please keep your souvenir ticket with you as you wander, as only ticketed Dome Car passengers will be able to enter the car during the ride.
When the weather is good, the riders on the early train get to enjoy a beautiful sunset as we depart from Sunol, when you will fully experience the festive lighted decorations glowing inside and outside of the antique cars while enjoying the holiday music and some refreshments. On the return leg of our trip, you'll be able to see our lit train, trailing behind us as we weave back through the canyon, and you'll arrive back in Niles in time for dinner.
We sometimes have last-minute tickets available! Come to the station 20-30 minutes 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. :-)
Your 2016 Train of Lights souvenir ticket is worth a 10% discount at the Gift Shop at our Sunol Depot on the evening of your train (offer expires December 30, 2016).
If you have further questions, please contact our Chief Station Agent at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 510-996-8420.
Photos: Dan Sarka, Zonker Harris
Event hashtag: #ncrytol2016
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