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Labor Day Steam Weekend with SP 2472

Golden Gate Railroad Museum

Saturday, September 3, 2011 at 10:00 AM - Monday, September 5, 2011 at 3:00 PM (PDT)

Labor Day Steam Weekend with SP 2472

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Saturday 10:00am - Adult Coach Ended $25.00 $1.49
Saturday 10:00am - Child Coach Ended $10.00 $1.19
Saturday 10:00am - First Class (SP2979) Ended $40.00 $1.79
Saturday NOON - Adult Coach Ended $25.00 $1.49
Saturday NOON - Child Coach Ended $10.00 $1.19
Saturday NOON - First Class (SP2979) Ended $40.00 $1.79
Saturday 2:00pm - Adult Coach Ended $25.00 $1.49
Saturday 2:00pm - Child Coach Ended $10.00 $1.19
Saturday 2:00pm - First Class (SP2979) Ended $40.00 $1.79
Monday 10:00am - Adult Coach Ended $25.00 $1.49
Monday 10:00am - Child Coach Ended $10.00 $1.19
Monday 10:00am -First Class (SP2979) Ended $40.00 $1.79
Monday NOON - Adult Coach Ended $25.00 $1.49
Monday NOON - Child Coach Ended $10.00 $1.19
Monday NOON - First Class (SP2979) Ended $40.00 $1.79
Monday 2:00pm - Adult Coach Ended $25.00 $1.49
Monday 2:00pm - Child Coach Ended $10.00 $1.19
Monday 2:00pm - First Class (SP2979) Ended $40.00 $1.79
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Event Details

2472 in Niles Canyon McCuaig

This event is sponsored by Golden Gate Railroad Museum and the Pacific Locomotive Association as a fundraiser to support the continued restoration of historic artifacts and rail line.

Grab your friends and family and come out for a ride behind a vintage steam locomotive, Southern Pacific No. 2472, as the train travels through scenic Niles Canyon.  It's a perfect way to get away from it all.  Plus, a special stop will be made in the canyon to watch and photograph the steam train going by. It will be memorable event for the whole family as the steam train rushes by before coming back to pick you up to return you to Sunol.


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A trip in Coach Class on a Golden Gate Railroad Museum excursion is a great way to enjoy your journey. Grab a spot in one of the open-air cars and sit back, relax and feel the wind in your hair as you travel through beautiful Niles Canyon.  Coach Class is excellent option for families as well as there is plenty of seats to sit together as an entire family. Child tickets are available for childen 3-12. Children 2 and under are free. For Safety children must not run through the train.  


Unreserved seating in family-friendly open-air cars or in historic "Harriman" coaches

Snacks and beverages available for purchase

Great option for groups with various ages

Handicapped access is limited



Travel in style in First Class on a Golden Gate Railroad Museum excursion. This car, No. 2979, the Neil M. Vodden, has  been refurbished to its 1940’s appearance and features air conditioning and a circular mahogany beverage bar framed by etched glass and mirrors.  View details about this vintage car here.




Reserved seating

At-seat service provided in a classic atmosphere

Complimentary glass of wine, soft drink or water

Handicapped access is not available. 



For a truly exceptional experience, book your next ticket in Executive Class and travel aboard the former Southern Pacific Business Car No. 141, the Oakland built in 1927 by the Pullman Company.  No minors, adults only. No handicap access. View details about this historic car here.



Limited seating

At-seat service in an elegant atmosphere

Selection of tempting hors d’oeuvres prepared freshly onboard by our chef

An array of complimentary beverages including wine and soft drinks

Handicapped access is limited. Executive Class is available to those 21 years of age or older.


You can find the Golden Gate Railroad Museum




You can find the Niles Canyon Railway and Pacific Locomotive Association



Please Note: Schedules are adhered to as closely as possible, but the railroad reserves the right to alter schedules, substitute coaches and/or motive power as operating conditions demand. There are a limited number of Train Tickets available. Unsold tickets will be available at the station on a first come basis. We strongly recommend pre-purchasing your ticket in advance. No refunds on tickets unless ticketed train does not operate.
Have questions about Labor Day Steam Weekend with SP 2472? Contact Golden Gate Railroad Museum

When & Where

Niles Canyon Railway - Niles Station
37001 Mission Blvd
Fremont, CA 94586

Saturday, September 3, 2011 at 10:00 AM - Monday, September 5, 2011 at 3:00 PM (PDT)

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Golden Gate Railroad Museum

This museum event is presented to supoort the projects of  the Golden Gate Railroad Museum.

We are sincerely grateful for all of our supporters who help our non-profit, tax-exempt, living history museum continue to operate and grow.

The Golden Gate Railroad Museum (GGRM), is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of steam and passenger railroad equipment, and the interpretation of railroad history in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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