$200 – $230

PRO Railfan Event Sept. 07, 2019

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Niles Canyon Railway

37029 Mission Blvd.

Fremont, 94536

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Refunds up to 30 days before event

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A Special 20% Discounted Early Bird Price is Now Available

Use Promo Code: Earlybird

Tickets must be purchased before

Aug. 7, 2019 at 6:00 a.m. for discount

Regular price is $200.00 ride only, ride plus yard tour $230.00

NCRY 2019 SPECIAL OPERATIONS PLAN – PRO RailFan Event Sept. 07, 2019 10:00 a.m.

The NCRy PRO Railfan Event is a never-before offered opportunity for the serious railfan to ride behind two iconic standard gauge Mallet locomotives, the 2-6-6-2T Clover Valley Lumber Company #4 and the 2-4-4-2 Columbia River Belt Line Railway #7, better known as the Skookum, through Niles Canyon.

The Niles Canyon Railway will be celebrating the all-important 150th Anniversary of the Completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. The rail line through Niles Canyon was the primary route for overland traffic to and from the San Francisco Bay. The true final completion on September 6th, 1869 is when the Last Link of the Transcontinental Railroad was opened from Sacramento to Oakland. The hard working efforts and ingenuity of thousands of Irish and Chinese migrant workers made the rail connection between the Central Pacific Railroad and the Union Pacific Railroad a reality.

This event is limited to 150 passengers so we can do multiple photo run-bys in Historic Niles Canyon on the final link of the Transcontinental Railroad, opened in September of 1869.

The train will depart our Niles/Fremont Station at 10:00 AM. and stop through the canyon for some photo run-bys. The train will then highball to Sunol to take on water, passing through our maintenance facility, Brightside Yard. Passengers can visit our Gift Shop, as well as visit the Depot Freight Room to see the Stanford University exhibit of historic photos and artifacts entitled The Chinese and the Iron Road, which provides a visual understanding of the difficult work accomplished by the 12,000 Chinese laborers who built the railroad, and what became of these men after they connected the West. Of course, the photo opportunities will be abundant with the locomotive taking water adjacent to the 1880's Depot.

Included with your fare is a lunch prepared by the Niles Canyon Commissary team in the Niles/Fremont Station Garden, as well as some special souvenirs commemorating your visit. Lunch will be served after the train returns to the Niles/Fremont Station.

For those interested who want more railroad exposure, we will make a guided tour of Brightside Yard available to the passengers on this train. This tour will be limited to 30 people and will cost an additional $30. You will get an opportunity to see many additional pieces of our historic collection, including some that haven’t been seen publicly for many years.

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Niles Canyon Railway

37029 Mission Blvd.

Fremont, 94536

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 30 days before event

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